Albert Liniado

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

Albert Liniado, president and co-founder of DataVision Computer Video on New York’s Fifth Avenue, and its website, www.datavis.com, has announced he is leaving the company to pursue a new venture as CEO of Seldat Direct, based in New Jersey. Seldat Direct will create a wholesale platform for e-commerce, where manufacturers can sell direct to customers on a wholesale level in case packs by approval only.

Albert Liniado, president of the DataVision CE/computer store on Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Midtown area, elevated the art (literally) of accessories merchandising to a higher level this week, with a two-day promotion designed to sell some unique mobile device cases, heighten awareness of DataVision among the city’s culture aficionados and make money for charity.

Datavision, the PC and CE online retailer whose high-profile, single brick-and-mortar store on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan is in the path of an average of 11,000 pedestrians an hour, couched the retail launch of Samsung’s Series 7 NP700G7C-S01US gaming laptop PC in an all-day Gaming Tournament event May 17th.  And on hand beginning at 6 p.m., a primetime foot-traffic hour for the store, was former New York Mets and New York Yankees pitcher and Cy Young Award winner Dwight “Doc” Gooden, to sign autographs and greet customers.

At the first of its four yearly Expos, held May 3 in the Philadelphia suburb of Trevose, Pa., near its national headquarters, major appliance and consumer electronics distributor Almo set the template for its next three 2011 regional shows, offering the 300 dealers in attendance an agenda filled with informational and training sessions.  “This event is a buying show, but it’s also all about education,” said Warren Chaiken, president and COO.

More than 475 boys and girls competed in tennis and basketball games as part of the Stella Liniado Rainbow Foundation's annual Rainbow Sports Tournament on July 11 at the JCC in Deal, N.J.

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