Industry veterans Reed Stevens (formerly of Phoenix Systems) and Jeff Zemanek (formerly of Lutron Electronics) have announced the formation of a new venture, G2 Interactive (G2i.)
Dozens of integrators, designers and reps gathered for a powerhouse day at the Irvine, Calif. Lutron Experience Center on July 21 for the second of a four-city, free, full-day, roadshow offering post-recession tips and techniques for changing and growing their businesses.
The "Power of Four" summer tour, which consists of leading representatives from Monster, SpeakerCraft, Lutron and D-Tools, is now underway.
The Independent Professional Representative Organization event kicked off on November 5 in Scottsdale, Arizona
Following the announcement Monday that Utz Baldwin has been named the organization's first-ever CEO, The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) Tuesday announced the rest of its new executive committee. Baldwin, who left his position as chairman to take the new role, will be replaced by Ken Erdmann, the former vice chairman.
...while satisfying the often-overlooked customer By Jeff Zemanek National Sales Manager, Residential Systems Lutron Electronics As I was on my way to the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, I realized that throughout the 20 years I have been in the custom installation industry, many dealers still can't seem to find easier ways of doing business. Many continue to work harder, instead of smarter, and don't take the time to really analyze the alternatives available to them. Are custom installers thinking about all of the third parties, such as architects, designers and builders, who can sell for them? These service providers get