Tim Baxter

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

The inductees into this year’s Dealerscope Hall of Fame work in several different sides of the CE industry, but they all share a penchant for growth. Whether it’s multiplying their company’s sales, helping partners increase revenue and profitability, or attracting a larger audience to benefit from all the industry has to offer, these CE luminaries have gone above and beyond to excel in their given markets. Don’t expect any of them to  rest on their laurels.

Tim Baxter remembers one night way back when his father Jerry picked him up from his part-time job as busboy at the Harbor Restaurant in Parsippany, N.J.  Jerry noticed the toll the long day had taken on his son.

While we were interviewing Tim Baxter for our Hall of Fame profile, we asked him to name one of the most important lessons he has learned while working at Samsung: “Stay hungry,” he said.

Distributor Almo Corp. held its fourth and final Almo Pro A/V E4 Expo of the calendar year in the Metro New York City area Nov. 13, attracting over 600 pre-registered dealers to the one-day event – up from about 400 attendees in 2012.  Thirty-five vendors ringed the perimeter of the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J., showing their newest products to dealers, who also availed themselves of 11 educational courses that counted towards InfoComm CTS certification renewals.

Samsung Electronics, at its pre-CES press event Monday, displayed a bevy of new products that showed how it plans to follow through in 2013 on its philosophy of offering multiple choices in several form factors in response to the desires of content-craving, screen-hopping U.S. consumers.  It also announced 2013 OLED and Ultra HD model feature details.

Samsung Electronics America heralded its 2012 fifth-generation Smart TV LED and plasma lineups today at a New York-held line showing as offering consumers the first truly “future-proof” TVs.

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