People, Process, and Technology - the Role of Buying Groups in CI
This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Lani Godfrey, South East Region District Manager for Prosource from his home located in Lexington, SC. Lani has spent time during his career with Circuit City, Avad Distribution and a few CI firms. Lani currently manages client and vendor relationships within the Prosource buying group. We discuss ideas around best practices as observed by Lani during his many years in the CI space. Recorded Live on February 7th, 2018 at 12:30pm EDT.
What's new with HDMI?
This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Brent McCall, Director of Product Development and Support of Metra Home Theater Group from his office located in Holly Hill, Fl. Brent is a AV industry veteran since 1977 where he started in retail and has most recently spent the last 12 years in HDMI product development and support. He has worked with thousands of integrators and brings tremendous experience and perspective to the current state of the industry. Brent is also an active forum member on IntegrationPros.org and RemoteCentral.com. Recorded Live on January 31st, 2018 at 12:30pm EDT.
Exploring a better approach to the design-build process
This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing David VanWert, President of VanWert Technology Design from his home office in Los Angeles. David is a 20 year A/V integration industry veteran and has been running his design consultancy for the past 8 years and has projects spanning the globe. Recorded Live on January 24th, 2018 at 12:30pm EDT.
An Interview with This Year's Recipient of the CTA TechHome Leadership Award
This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Helen Heneveld, Founder and President of Bedrock Learning from her office in Holland, MI. Helen is the 2018 recipient of the CTA TechHome Leadership Award recognized at CES last week in Las Vegas. An industry pioneer since the late 80's Helen has been helping dealers and manufacturers succeed and thrive in this ever changing industry. Recorded Live on January 17th, 2018 at 12:30pm EDT.
Exploring the value of iPoint
This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Brian Good, VP of Sales and Marketing with iPoint, LLC from his home office in Marco Island, FL. Brian joined iPoint in early 2016 and leads iPoint's expansion efforts to help audio video companies create the processes and procedures necessary to scale. iPoint provides a single source technology platform that aids AV company growth. Recorded Live on January 10th, 2018 at 12:30pm EDT.
A Chat With Leon Speakers' Camila Ballario
This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Camila Ballario, Sr Account Manager with Leon Speakers from their office in Ann Arbor, MI. Camila has been with Leon since 2013 and travels the country as their brand ambassador, training key dealers and manufacturer representatives. She also manages all buying group relationships and trains all new dealers. Yes, she is a very busy woman! We will talk about what makes Leon special and what brought her into this crazy industry.