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AVI-SPL Expands Sales Leadership Team
August 31, 2012 | David S. Maldow, Esq.
Tampa, Fla. - August 28, 2012 - AVI-SPL, world's leading video communications technology partner, welcomes Amber Arsenault, Alisa Bauman, Scott Grimm and Matthew Thompson to its sales leadership team. The addition of four new sales managers is part of AVI-SPL's aggressive growth campaign designed to increase its U.S. market share.
Amber Arsenault joins AVI-SPL as Sales Manager of the New England region. Previously, Arsenault worked at AMX, an AVI-SPL manufacturing partner, for 5 years providing hardware and software solutions in a variety of markets including higher education. As an industry veteran, Arsenault brings over 22 years of audio and video communications sales experience to the AVI-SPL team.
In Atlanta, Alisa Bauman adds over 20 years of sales leadership experience to her new position as Sales Manager. Bauman's background spans sales roles in the construction, telecommunications, security and infrastructure industries. The last seven years she has worked in senior sales management positions at Tyco companies where she successfully identified and closed significant service contracts with numerous Fortune 500 firms, generating over $2 million in her first year on the job. She has earned several prestigious awards including MCI's President's Circle for three consecutive years (1998-2000) and was rated in the top three regional sales managers in the nation by ADT in 2005.
Scott Grimm also joins the AVI-SPL team as Sales Manager for the Dallas market. In his previous role as an Account Executive for SKC Communications Products, Grimm was responsible for driving growth in the video conferencing and AV markets throughout the state of Texas. His career highlights include building a sales team that achieved over 100 percent growth in 2010. Grimm's background includes more than 22 years of sales management experience with seven years specializing in video conferencing, Unified Communications and AV integration sales.
With more than 17 years in the AV industry, Matthew Thompson offers extensive experience to his new role as Sales Manager of the Mid-Atlantic region. Thompson began his AV career as a technician in 1995 and later earned positions in programming and project management. He first joined AVI-SPL in 2000 as Lead Technician and quickly advanced to Production Manager. In 2008, Thompson joined Crestron, an AVI-SPL manufacturing partner, as Regional Sales Manager where he was responsible for driving growth in the Middle Atlantic market. Additionally, Thompson holds several industry certifications including InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) and Crestron Digital Media Certified Engineer (DMC-E).
"AVI-SPL's rapid growth in several key markets has fueled the expansion of our sales leadership team," stated Don Mastro, executive vice president of sales, AVI-SPL. "With the addition of this group of talent, I am confident their extensive industry expertise will have an immediate impact on our growing market shares across the U.S."
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AVI-SPL is a global leader in audio video communications technology, providing comprehensive solutions and services for professional AV installation, telepresence and video conferencing, digital media systems, control rooms and network operations centers, hotel rental services, event staging and production. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers in 34 offices across North America and an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Please visit www.avispl.com for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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