Almo Professional A/V, North America’s largest professional audio visual distributor, announced it has received the 2018 Star Award from USAV, a network of ProAV integrators through the U.S. and Canada.


The Star Award is based on the results from surveys to USAV members ranking vendors in key areas such as customer service and support; engagement with the channel; engagement and support of USAV; sales rep engagement; product availability; and dedication to education and training. Almo Professional A/V scored the highest in these areas in surveys and feedback from members as compared to other USAV partners.

“Receiving this award from USAV emphasizes the expanding role of the distributor to provide so much more than just product,” explained John Riley, senior vice president, Channel Sales for Almo Professional A/V. “We look forward to further growing our relationship with USAV and its members, and to continue providing them with the opportunity to experience more in AV through our traveling E4 AV Tour. E4 provides the perfect forum to learn through our educational courses and workshops. Members can also bring customers and use the event as a personal showroom for the latest in AV integration.”

Almo USAV star vendorChris Whitley, President, AV for USAV presents the Star Award to John Riley, Sr. VP Channel Sales, Almo Pro A/V. 

“We are pleased to present Almo with the USAV Star Vendor Award for performance this past year,” said Chris Whitley, president, Audio Visual for USAV. “The award is given for excellence in customer service, integrator support, ease of doing business, dedication to education and training for our integrators, and engagement with USAV, which are all areas Almo exceeded in last year based on our integrator feedback. We originally partnered with Almo for all these reasons and this award is indicative that they continue to excel in these areas. Additionally, the E4 events always receive high praise from members, which reinforces why USAV partners with Almo Professional A/V. “

About the E4 AV Tour

Since 2009, the E4 program has offered AV professionals a full day of educational sessions worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units (RUs) as well as exclusive access to the industry’s newest AV products and services. The next E4 event is taking place in Dallas on April 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. To register, go to

About Almo Professional A/V

Almo Professional A/V is the nation’s largest professional audio visual distributor with forward-thinking product integration, training and education, managed services, and technical support capabilities. With highly skilled sales and business development manager teams, reseller education programs, distribution centers across the U.S. and carefully chosen product lines for the Pro A/V channel, Almo Professional A/V provides customers with the full distribution experience on a local and a personal level. Almo Professional A/V is a division of Almo Corp., the nation’s leading independent distributor of consumer electronics and major appliances. For more information about Almo Professional A/V, please call 888-420-2566 or go to Almo Professional A/V can also be followed on Twitter and on Facebook.

About USAV, a PSA Company

USAV, a network of ProAV integrators through the U.S. and Canada, is part of PSA, the world’s largest systems integrator cooperative made up of the most progressive audio-visual and systems integrators in North America. Combined, PSA members boast over 400 branch locations, employ over 7,500 industry professionals and are responsible for over $4.5 billion annually in pro audio-visual, security, fire, and life safety installations.

PSA’s mission is to empower its owners to become the most successful systems integrators in the markets they serve. PSA brings this mission to life by partnering with industry leading product and solution providers, delivering unparalleled education and training programs and by offering a variety of distinctive services that can enhance any company’s operations. Learn more at: and