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In the current economic mess, CE vendors are going to great lengths to support their dealers. After all, if a vendor's dealers fail, then the vendor is in big trouble too.
Underscoring the current trend of enhanced dealer support, SnapAV has made an appointment to a new executive position charged with doing just that, as the following press release indicates:
Steve Hayes Joins SnapAV as Vice President of Dealer Profitability
A Shared Business Philosophy to Lead Dealers Towards More Successful Operations
Charlotte, NC - January 20, 2009 - SnapAV -- a manufacturer and exclusive distributor of nearly 500 high-quality products for the custom audio / video channel in the US and Canada -- today announced that Steve Hayes has joined the company as Vice President of Dealer Profitability.
SnapAV President Jay Faison reports that the company created this unique role for Hayes based on their shared philosophy of implementing process driven methodologies that enable custom home theater installation companies to run more profitable businesses.
As an industry executive and business consultant for nearly three decades, Hayes has helped corporations and retailers run more efficient operations. He has served as International CEDIA President including multiple executive chairs on the CEDIA Board of Directors and was owner of Custom Electronics, Inc. of Falmouth, Maine. Most recently Hayes served as SpeakerCraft Executive Vice President of Sales.