HARMAN High Performance A/V Brings Improved Service And Technical Expertise To Dealers Throughout The Continental U.S. With Four New Manufacturer’s Representatives

ELKHART, Indiana – In a move that increases the support and services offered to its dealers around the country, HARMAN High Performance A/V has recently appointed four new representative firms to serve customers throughout the eastern and western United States. Together, the new representatives – which include Colorado-based PMP Marketing, New Jersey-based Audio Associates, Massachusetts-based Bishop Audio Services and Florida-based AMI Sales – will provide HARMAN’s dealers with unprecedented access to technical support and will help drive sales for each of the company’s four High Performance A/V brands.

PMP Marketing, Inc. is an industry-proven sales and marketing agency with more than 30 years of experience in the commercial and residential A/V marketplace. With offices throughout the western U.S., PMP Marketing, Inc. has a long track record of providing dealers with comprehensive technical and design support, thorough product knowledge and fast and efficient order processing times.

“PMP Marketing, Inc. is a world-class representative firm, and its appointment has allowed us to bring an unparalleled level of services to our dealers,” said John Batliner, Vice President of Sales, HPAV. “With offices spread out through a number of western states, PMP Marketing, Inc. is allowing us to listen closely to our dealers in the region and is ensuring that we will continue to provide them with the right products for success.”

Audio Associates is a preeminent New York City consumer electronics specialty representative firm, and has been providing customers with superior products as well as product consulting and installation guidance for over 32 years. The company joined as an HPAV representative firm on May 1, 2010 and has already made an immediate and profound impact. Audio Associates has gained extensive knowledge of all HPAV products and will provide dealers with an unmatched level of technical expertise.

Bishop Audio Services was brought on to serve as HPAV’s representative in New England on July 1 2010. Located in Newburyport, MA, Bishop Audio Services enjoys a similarly strong culture of dealer care and technical expertise, and has successfully represented a variety of leading A/V manufacturers for over 17 years.

AMI Sales was brought on as an HPAV representative firm at the beginning of February 2010. Based in Hollywood, Florida, the company has been a top tier consulting organization covering Florida for over 30 years, and has a sales staff experience of over 100 years. The team is led by industry veteran Keith Halpen and supported by a number of other proven industry experts, including Bill Lipp, VP Sales; Ray Miller, VP Technology; Bret Karuza, Senior Sales and more.

“With the addition of these representative firms, we’re sending a message to our dealers that we’re going to do whatever it takes to provide them with the best possible service available,” continued Batliner. “Each of these new firms brings an unparalleled level of industry experience and technical expertise that will translate to better service and improved sales for our dealers throughout the country.”

HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com), designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets.  HARMAN International maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and employs more than 11,000 people worldwide.  The HARMAN International family of brands includes AKG®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Selenium®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, Soundcraft® and Studer®.  HARMAN International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”

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