Van Nuys, CA (April 30, 2007)–Mike Gleason has joined AVAD as vice president of sales. In his new position, he will be responsible for creating universal sales strategies that continue to grow the company in new areas, taking into consideration the challenges, scenarios and dynamics at each of the 36 AVAD locations across the U.S.
Mike GleasonAn esteemed and driven consumer electronics executive, Gleason brings over 16 years of consumer electronics experience to AVAD, having most recently worked for Fujitsu, where he served as vice president of sales in the company’s Plasma Division. Prior to his tenure with Fujitsu, Gleason was employed by Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America. Throughout his career, Gleason has personally been involved in creating effective sales strategies and bringing hundreds of very successful home electronics products to market.
“Michael brings immense sales knowledge and industry experience to AVAD,” said Bob Gartland, president of AVAD. “We are confident his insights will help us create sales strategies that work well for all of our associates and provide immense value to our dealers.”
As VP of sales, Gleason will act as the communication link from the salesperson and AVAD dealers up through the corporation. Gleason plans to visit each of the AVAD locations across the United States where he will meet with associates to glean a better understanding of the organization as a whole. “I’m extremely pleased to be joining AVAD,” he said. “To be joining an industry powerhouse like AVAD is a wonderful opportunity, and I’m very excited about what we will be able to accomplish together.”