Pedaling magic, pedaling happiness
This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Cullen Harwood. Recorded live on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 1:30pm EST.
About Cullen Harwood
Cullen Harwood has been with Sonos for 6 years. He started as a Regional Salesman in the IL/WI/MI markets and progressed to lead their National Strategy for the AV Integrator vertical (a vertical within their Installed Solutions channel). Very recently he took over Product Marketing for their Architectural line (including Amp and Sonos by Sonance).
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Cullen Harwood
- Cullen’s background in the industry
- Distributed audio trends in 2019
- What’s new with Sonos?
Better lighting = Better sleep patterns = Better health
This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Mike Teolis. Recorded live on Wednesday April 17th, 2019 at 12:30pm EST.
About Mike Teolis
Mike Teolis is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal Canada with a BA in Economics. He subsequently obtained a brokerage/ trading license. He started a sales career in the audio visual industry in ’92, ascending to a VP sales/marketing position leading the growth a small regional audio visual company to Canada’s largest integrator with 11 offices and 225 employees. In 2008, Mike Founded with partner Maurice Gaudio GAV MGMT a Montreal based Residential integration company that in 2012 brought to market a low voltage lighting solution that would complement other audio/video low voltage technologies offered by the company. In 2016, Teolis and Gaudio launch Colorbeam Lighting to bring low voltage lighting solutions to the North American AV channel.
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Mike Teolis
- Mike’s background in the industry
- Trends in lighting in 2019
- What’s new with Colorbeam
- Why AV integrators should get into low voltage lighting
- What Colorbeam lighting offers as a solution
- What's the future of lighting
- What is human-centric lighting and how does it benefit people
Marketing is the perfect way to attract new customers
This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Bobby Dodge. Recorded live on Tuesday, April 9th at 12:30pm EST.
About Bobby Dodge
Robert began his career in 2002 at a high performance car audio and home theater company in New Jersey. His initial passion entering the industry was in car audio but after a few years transitioned to the home side of the business. In 2012, he proudly joined ProSource and has loved every minute of it. In his free time, he enjoys sports, concerts, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends.
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Bobby Dodge
- Robert’s background in the industry
- Importance of joining a buying group
- What's hot in the industry right now
Keeping an Open Line of Communication
This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Marc Oliveri. Recorded live on March 20th, 2019 at 12:30pm EST
About Marc Oliveri
Marc initially got started in the CE channel while attending college in the mid 90's, installing custom security systems. He then made his way to Texas in 2000 and shortly after got onboard with Apple in their education group. While at Apple he was requested to assist a friend with his four restaurants and their overly complex AV system. Marc officially launched mero CONCEPTS in October of 2013.
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Marc Oliveri
- Importance of good customer service for integration companies
- State of the industry in 2019
- The difficulty in providing simple solutions vs complex solutions
Be happy. Love what you do.
This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Michael Buckner. Recorded live on Friday March 15th at 12:30pm EST.
About Michael Buckner
A Canton resident since youth, Michael got his start in the electronics industry 15 years ago selling TV’s at the local Walmart while attending Cherokee High School. Soon after, he moved up to commission sales at Circuit City and Hifi Buys. After graduating college, he became a regional trainer for Pioneer Electronics, traveling the country to share his knowledge of consumer electronics. After a few years of traveling, in 2006, Audio Intersection was created to bring the knowledge back home, and help local clients make better electronics purchasing decisions. He hasn’t slowed down since. Michael is a certified Control4 programmer.
Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Michael Buckner
- Michael’s background in the industry
- What’s new with Bravas
- Upcoming trends in the industry