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Automation Unplugged

If you’ve visited our Facebook page recently, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve started hosting Facebook Live interviews on a regular basis! These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest trends and news as well as learn from experts in the field.

Watch Episode #9: an Industry Q&A Session with Dave Gilbert

Learn from the High-End Audio Expert

Watch Episode #9: an Industry Q&A Session with Dave Gilbert

In this Automation Unplugged interview, Ron Callis interviews Dave Gilbert, Co-owner and Senior VP of Hi-Fi Sales located in Cherry Hill, NJ. Dave's integration firm is an award-winning exclusive member of the CEPro 100 (#85 in 2017) and founding member of Bravas. 

About Dave Gilbert

Dave Gilbert is the Senior Vice President at Hi-Fi Sales, a home automation company in New Jersey. He has a wide range of skills in the automation and audio industry, with 36 years of experience running a custom integration business. In his role at Hi-Fi Sales, Dave oversees sales, marketing, purchasing, and management. He is also a Fellow of the International Furnishings and Design Association.

Interview Recap

In this two-part interview, Ron and Dave discussed strategies and industry news surrounding a variety of topics, such as:

  • How Dave got started in the automation and high-end audio industry
  • Dave's business relationship with George Watts over the years
  • His role as Senior Vice President of Hi-Fi Sales
  • The value of having a showroom and best practices in using showrooms
  • Tips for selling high-end audio systems
  • Hi-Fi Sale's role as a founding member of Bravas Group and participation in ProSource
  • Advice for other integrators trying to reach CE Pro 100 dealer status
  • Dave's passion for spending time at the racetrack

For the full interview, start the videos below:

Segment One:

 Segment Two:


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