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AVAD expands presence in Canada with Calgary facility

AVAD, LLC, a distributor of custom home electronics, has expanded its presence in Canada with the opening of its Calgary facility—its second Canadian location.  The new facility will feature AVAD’s blend of best brands, in-depth training and service to western Canadian custom installers and retailers.



May 20, 2008
By SP&T News

AVAD’s 21,362 square-foot Calgary location will include approximately
4,680 square feet of showroom space. It will house a classroom training
facility, multiple display areas, a dedicated theater room to display
AVAD’s latest technologies and products and ample warehouse space. The Calgary facility
is located at Bay 12, 7115 48th Street SE. Dealers
are invited to visit the location.

The new Calgary location marks AVAD’s second undertaking in Canada.
AVAD’s Toronto facility, located at 205 Courtneypark Drive West, Suite
103 in Mississauga, Ontario, was unveiled in January.

“We are very excited to announce the opening of AVAD’s Calgary
location,” said Bob Gartland, president of AVAD. “Expanding AVAD’s
reach to western Canadian dealers illustrates our commitment to serving
Canadian customers with our unique business model that includes the
best brands, regular dealer training and facilities that help our
customers grow their businesses.”

An additional benefit of AVAD’s new Calgary facility is the
accessibility it will provide to dealers to have a
convenient pick-up area, while AVAD will ship products to dealers in
the western Canadian markets from the new location.

Spearheading AVAD’s venture into Canada, Deena Ghazarian, project
director for AVAD-Canada, has lead the company’s market entry and
execution. She is focused on building strong B2B relationships with
dealers, while affording vendors the ability to expand their presence
in the Canadian marketplace.

A four-year member of the AVAD team, Merlin Love will oversee the debut
of the Calgary facility as branch manager of the Calgary location.

As sales manager for Canada, Scot Kerek will be the primary sales
contact for the company in the Canadian marketplace. He will also work
in selecting AVAD’s business partners.