ProSource Announces Vendors of the Year

Representatives from Origin Acoustics are excited to join ProSource President CEO Jim Pearse (second from left) on stage to accept their Vendor of the Year award for CI/Audio

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By Andy Kriege, YSN

ProSource, AVB’s custom integration affiliate of AVB BrandSource and the country’s largest specialty audio/video merchandising group, announced last week its 2022 ProSource Vendors of the Year. This year’s honorees were celebrated at the 2023 ProSource Spring Conference May 8-12 in in Orlando, Fla.

The winners were chosen by ProSource members who were asked to consider the following criteria when making their selections:

  • Which vendor, through engagement with the group, has helped their class of trade more than others in the category?
  • Which vendor has shown a continued commitment to developing products for their class of trade?
  • Which vendor has allocated the proper resources to ProSource members and can be exemplified as a company that is responsive and easy to do business with?
  • Which vendor has had the most positive financial effect on members’ performance in the category?

The 2022 Vendors of the Year 

  • Video Display: Sony 
  • Home Theater Solutions: Premium Audio Company 
  • Speakers: Focal-Naim
  • Wireless Audio: Lenbrook  
  • CI Technology: Snap One 
  • CI Audio: Origin Acoustics 
  • Lighting / Shades: AiSPiRE by WAC Lighting 
  • Overall Vendor of the Year: Masimo Consumer  
  • Dave Workman Lifetime Vendor Support Award: Harman/Harman Luxury

See: ProSource Names CI Members of the Year

The newest award, the Dave Workman Lifetime Vendor Support Award named for longtime ProSource CEO Dave Workman, was presented to the vendor who “goes above and beyond” to support the group. 

Longtime CEO Dave Workman (center, in black) was on hand and honored to have the new Dave Workman Lifetime Vendor Support award named after him.

“ProSource is proud to have the finest vendor partners in the industry” said Jim Kozicki, ProSource VP of business development. “Each year it is a difficult task to choose our vendors of the year as so many of our partners provide such a high level of support to our group. This year was no exception. The winners have exemplified the finest levels of support throughout the year. Congratulations and thanks to our winners.”

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BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, furniture, mattress and CE dealers.

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