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Luminex Announces A . C . ProMedia as Exclusive Distributor
Luminex Network Intelligence , Belgiumbased manufacturer of data distribution equipment for professional lighting , audio , and video applications , has announced an exclusive distributor partnership with A . C . Americas , effective Sept . 21 , 2021 .
As a part of this agreement , A . C . Americas will now exclusively distribute Luminex products in North America through its two sales divisions : A . C . ProMedia and A . C . Lighting Inc . A . C . ProMedia will focus on the professional audio-video markets , and A . C . Lighting on the lighting markets .
“ As part of our organization ’ s go-tomarket strategy , we have been working closely with the team at Luminex to develop the North American marketplace and have seen record growth year-over-year ,” says Jean-Louis Blanchard , VP of business development for A . C . Americas . “ The alignment of the AV product line distributor partnership for A . C . ProMedia and Luminex is the next strategic step for both companies .”
For more information , contact A . C . Pro- Media : 855-324-9354 , info @ acpromedia . com , www . acpromedia . com .
PPDS Appoints Vince Schuster as Commercial VP , Professional Displays in North America
PPDS , the global provider of Philips Professional TV and Philips Digital Signage products , software , and innovations , has announced the appointment of Vince Schuster as its new commercial VP of professional displays for North America .
PPDS calls Schuster a “ notorious and highly respected figure in the AV industry , with a proven track record for driving increased revenue , profit , and sustainable growth , at some of the world ’ s most influential AV / IT organizations specializing in digital
PPDS ’ S VINCE SCHUSTER signage and visual display technologies .” With a career spanning more than 25 years , he brings additional industry knowledge and experience to the PPDS team in North America , as well as the wider global company .
Based in the greater Washington , D . C . metro region , and reporting to PPDS GM Chris Colpaert , Schuster is tasked with overseeing the day-to-day management of the business . Core focus areas will be to rapidly expand the business ( and grow market share ), extending awareness of the PPDS brand and the benefits the business provides – both to the channel and to the end customer – through its customer support , partner programs , and its portfolio of professional display solutions
For more information , go to www . ppds . com .
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