Marietta, GA.

Distributor Audio America in October held a pair of dealer events in its territory, hosting day-long exhibitions in Jupiter, Fla. on the 18th and Marietta, Ga., a week later, on the 25th. The events drew more than 200 attendees each from across the company’s territory in the Southeast, as well as 40 vendors, CEO Jonathan Elster told Dealerscope.

Audio America will host a pair of dealer shows next month. The Jupiter, Fla., event is scheduled for Oct. 18, with the Marietta, Ga., event set for Oct. 25.

Home Entertainment Source (HES) said Monday that it has added 14 new members to its 500-member dealer network.

Auto Page, winner of Best of Innovations Award in 2008 for C3, hires AVR (Audio Video representatives) for the Southeast. AVR has been in business for more than 10 years. Based in Marietta, GA., the rep firm boasts 4 field reps and 3 in house covering Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas; and will be a welcome addition to the Auto Page sales force.

"Auto Page makes perfect sense for AVR; the brand fits in our mobile products bag very nicely," says Joe Hanson, AVR rep principal.

Performance & Electronics (P&E) Distributors, which currently handles Blaupunkt products in Tennessee and Alabama, will expand its coverage to North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. “The result of this new distribution agreement will be an increase in the availability of Blaupunkt’s high-quality products to independent dealers, as well as a major expansion of P&E’s 12-volt operations in the southeastern states,” said Josh Eatherly, P&E’s 12-volt sales manager. P&E, a 40-year-old distributor of automotive parts and accessories, is headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tenn., with branches in Chattanooga, Memphis and Marietta, Ga. Over the last year, Blaupunkt has expanded its relationships with independent regional distributors, which

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