Roger Heuberger

How Leon Temiz put Electronics Expo on the map in less than a year Starting a business is never easy. Starting a second business can be even harder. Sure, you have the experienced gained from years of running your own store, but you still have to go to all the trouble of establishing a name for yourself, negotiating new store locations and finding good employees—always the holy grail of retail. It might sound crazy to some, but Leon Temiz did just that, leaving behind the successful 6th Avenue Electronics to start Electronics Expo, a company that has gained a position in just under 12

Associated Volume Buyers/Brand Source 100 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 250 Anaheim, Calif. 92805 Phone: (714) 502-9620 FAX: (714) 502-9627 Web site: www.brandsource.com e-mail: bob.lawrence@avb.net Bob Lawrence, Executive Director Bill Pleasants, President Kathy Maloney, Comptroller Mike Allen, General Manager Furniture Jim Ristow, General Manager Electronics Members: 1,800 Storefronts: 2,500 Regions: 17 Divisions: 4 Sleep Source-Mike Allen Home Entertainment Source-Jim Ristow Mobile Entertainment Source-Jim Ristow Home Rental Source-Mark Taylor Annual Sales Volume: $5 billion Key Suppliers-Electronics: Thomson, Pioneer, JVC, Mitsubishi, Zenith, EchoStar, DirecTV and Yamaha Key Suppliers-Appliances: General Electric, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Fisher & Paykel, Holland, Oreck and Bosch Key Suppliers-Furniture:

The Mobile Electronics Retailers Association (MERA) tapped noted installer David "Fishman" Rivera to provide fabrication training for installers at each of MERA's Mobile Education Tour events. Two events occured in Hartford, Conn, and in Lisle/Naperville, Ill. last month. The next and final event is scheduled for Oct. 28th in Orlando, Fla. For more information, call MERA at (800) 949-6372. The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) elected its executive committee for 2001-2002: CEDIA President Jeff Hoover of Audio Advisors; Vice President Ray Lepper of Home Media Stores; Treasurer Mitchell Klein of Media Systems; Secretary Andy Willcox of Pro Line Integrated Systems; and

U.S. Listing for the Consumer Electronics and Major Appliance TradeAssociated Volume Buyers/Brand Source 5000 East Spring St. Suite 390 Long Beach, Calif. 90815 Phone: (562) 496-4402 Fax: (562) 496-4543 Web site: www.brand-source.com e-mail: bob.lawrence@avb.net Bob Lawrence, Executive Director Bill Pleasants, President Kathy Maloney, Comptroller Mike Allen, General Manager Furniture Jim Ristow, General Manager Electronics Members: 1,800 Storefronts: 2,500 Regions: 17 Annual Sales Volume: $5 billion Key Suppliers, Electronics: Thomson, Pioneer, JVC, Mitsubishi, Zenith, EchoStar, DirecTV Key Suppliers, Appliances: General Electric, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Fisher & Paykel, Holland, Oreck Key Suppliers, Furniture: Ashley, Action-Lane, Powell, Best Chair, Simmons,

U.S. Listing for the consumer Electronics and Major Appliance trade Associated Volume Buyers 5000 East Spring St. Suite 390 Long Beach, CA 90815 Phone: (562) 496-4402 Fax: (562) 496-4543 Web site: www.brand-source.com e-mail: blawrence@avb.net Bob Lawrence, Executive Director DeMar Young, Presiden Kathy Maloney, Comptroller Mike Allen, Furniture Coordinator Jim Ristow, Electronics Coordinator Members: 1,800 Storefronts: 2,400 Chapters: 17 Annual Sales Volume: $5 billion Key Suppliers, Electronics: Thomson, Pioneer, JVC, Mitsubishi, Zenith, EchoStar, DirecTV Key Suppliers, Appliances: General Electric, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Fisher & Paykel, Holland, Oreck Key Suppliers, Furniture: Ashley, Lane Action, Powell, Best Chair, Simmons, Stratford, Pulaski, Howard Miller Description:

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