Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Chief, which makes various types of AV mounting systems, announces that it is introducing a technology solutions group specifically focused on assisting in digital signage rollouts.
The company says its technology solutions group will provide a full service offering to manufacturers, content providers and their end users. From product phase recommendations, site surveys, pilot phase support and product management to product modifications and engineering assistance, the group works as a partner and consultant to provide the support and expertise needed at each phase of a project. Additional capabilities will include staging and kitting, site surveys and cost of ownership analysis.
Chief is a division of Milestone AV Technologies, and the new group is backed by support teams from across the entire organization, the company says. Customers will have access to all Milestone products, in addition to marketing, engineering, customer care and technical support.
The North American technology solutions group consists of five individuals from the U.S. and Canada with diverse backgrounds and experience in AV and digital signage. Elizabeth Klauda joins the team with more than 15 years of experience in the industry working with manufacturers on large projects; Patrick May has a wealth of knowledge in product management and digital signage solutions architecture; and Jarad Flax has been focusing on the digital signage segment for the past seven years and has extensive experience with channel sales, management and program development. The members of the U.S. team will work collaboratively with David Galos, who leads the Canadian team.
Frank Pisano, director of U.S. sales for Chief, will head up the U.S. group. He’s been with the company for 10 years and is well known in the Pro AV Dealer channel.