AMHERST, NEW YORK, July 19, 2016 — Continuing its year of record-breaking growth and expansion, Stampede, North America’s largest value added distributor of ProAV products, systems, education, and support programs, today took a giant step forward in strengthening its global vendor marketing programs with the appointment of NEC marketing veteran Ashley Flaska to the position of Senior Vice President of Vendor Marketing. The appointment is effective immediately, according to Stampede President & COO Kevin Kelly, to whom Ashley Flaska reports.
“Stampede is committed to serving as our vendors’ best distribution partner throughout North America and, indeed, the world,” Kelly emphasized today. “The 21st Century ProAV business model requires that manufacturers be able to implement a global marketing strategy in customized, localized versions in major market regions around the world. Ashley’s experience at NEC is going to significantly enhance our partners’ ability to implement their global marketing strategy through Stampede — the distribution partner they already know and rely upon in North America.”
Ashley Flaska is a recognized industry leader in marketing strategy, channel marketing, business development, integrated marketing solutions, operations, process streamlining, and profitability improvement. She comes to Stampede from NEC Display Solutions, where she held a series of increasingly important marketing positions over a 14-year career there. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Marketing for the company’s innovative line of desktop monitors; professional, medical, and large screen displays; projectors; 3-D cinema projectors and software, while being responsible for all marketing, advertising, social media, websites, and trade shows throughout North and South America. She also served as a key team member that helped transform the 115-year-old company from being hardware only to a hardware and solutions-based organization.
Ashley Flaska graduated from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, where she was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Communications.
“I am tremendously excited to join the Stampede marketing team during this critically important time in the company’s global expansion,” Flaska said today. “Today’s forward-looking manufacturers understand the importance of thinking globally and acting locally when it comes to developing and implementing a marketing strategy that will drive sales and increase margins. I look forward to putting my skills and experience to work for all of our vendor partners.”
Headquartered in Amherst, New York, Stampede (http://www.stampedeglobal.com) is the world’s leading value-added distributor of integrated AV/IT technology solutions that help resellers meet the expanding needs of end-user customers in dozens of commercial vertical markets in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Scandinavia, South Africa, and the United States.