Aurora, IL, February 3, 2014: Peerless-AV, a leading supplier of digital signage and kiosks, today announced the promotion of Brian McClimans to Vice President of Global Business Development effective immediately.
McClimans will be expanding his role into a stronger international focus to capitalize on the success he provided for the North American market. He will be collaborating with Peerless-AV teams based in London, EMEA, Mexico and South America to further expand upon the European and Mexican team’s accomplishments and establish markets and new products to meet each country’s different needs.
“I’m always looking for more partners and in this new role, I am able to continue building partnerships, on a global level,” said McClimans. “My motto is ‘it takes partnerships to succeed’ and I’m a big advocate for needing solid collaborative relationships to help grow and support each other’s businesses. I’m a strong believer in a diversely contributed and aggregated work product in the furtherance of our global initiatives.”
McClimans has been employed by Peerless-AV for 22 years. Most recently, he served as Managing Director, Business Development, a position he has held since 2006. In this role, he developed and implemented numerous national digital signage projects including video wall, menu board and interactive kiosk solutions.
Before that, McClimans held the position of Director, Business Development from 2002 to 2006. McClimans has worked in other areas of Peerless-AV, including heading up the OEM group and West Coast Sales, hiring more sales people for Western Regional, and customer service. He possesses specific market knowledge in OEM relationships, education, fast casual, quick service restaurants, fashion/electronic retail, hospitality, healthcare and various other digital signage markets.
In addition to his work with Peerless-AV, McClimans is also recognized as an industry advocate, presenter and speaker at digital signage industry events including DSE, DSF, DSA and Display Search. He was recently named a member of the Digital Signage Federation Board of Directors, won the Peerless-AV Lifetime Achievement Award for Tradeshow Excellence in 2011, and serves on the DSF Advocacy and Outreach Financial Subcommittee.
McClimans has been a member of the Stadium Managers Association, Digital Screen Media Association and Society of Information Displays. He earned a Bachelor of Economics and Marketing from Illinois State University in 1991.
Peerless-AV, a Peerless Industries, Inc. company, is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of Made-in-the-USA audio-visual mounting, accessory and digital content delivery solutions for commercial and residential applications. The company’s innovative AV products span off-the-shelf, commercial and custom flat panel, projector and tablet mounts as well as cables, AV carts and stands, medical carts and stands, AV racks, AV furniture and a wide range of other accessories. The Peerless Technology Division specializes in wireless, kiosk, touch, digital audio and connectivity technologies that simplify today’s complex digital equipment installations. Peerless-AV manufactures over 3,600 products that serve original equipment manufacturers, commercial integrators and consumer retailers in 22 vertical markets through direct sales representatives and authorized distribution. For more information, visit www.peerless-av.com.