Stampede Now Called Exertis — With Kevin Kelly Still at the Top


Stampede announced Thursday that its operations in the United States, Canada and Latin America are rebranding as Exertis, aligning with other DCC Technology-owned companies around the world. According to President and CEO Kevin Kelly, going forward the newly renamed company will, beginning with Exertis ProAV, operate a series of specialist Exertis brands focused on the […]

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Stampede Parent Exertis Makes Major Management Changes


In expanding focus on North American growth through acquisition, Stampede parent Exertis International announced several key executive appointments. The appointments will help the company to achieve its long-term growth objectives across all of its business units, according to Exertis. Effective immediately, Clive Fitzharris assumes the position of managing director. Fitzharris has been head of group […]

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Stampede Rings in the New Year with a Fresh Slate of 2020 Big Book of AV Tour Stops


AMHERST, NEW YORK, January 16, 2020 – Stampede, the global leader in value added distribution, is ushering in a busy new year with the announcement of six Big Book of AV Tour & Conference Series stops in the United States and Canada. The stops will be held at strategic locations across North America, from February […]

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Stampede Showcases a Broad Range of Partner Innovation at CES 2020


AMHERST, NEW YORK, January 3, 2020 — Kicking off the new year with a broad range of new vendor innovations to help drive reseller sales, Stampede is showcasing introductions from a dozen of its manufacturer partners at Booth #26409 in the Las Vegas Convention Center, according to Stampede President & CEO Kevin Kelly. “CES is the premier event for […]

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Stampede Is Now Exertis ProAV in Australia and Asia


Stampede introduced a new name and new management for Australia and Asia on August 29th at a pre-Integrate 2019 Vendor Breakfast in Melbourne, Australia. President and CEO Kevin Kelly formally ushered in the name Exertis ProAV and introduced Nick Cocks, the new general manager of Australia, to attending manufacturers, resellers and other invited guests. Kelly […]

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Stampede Rebrands to Exertis in Australia and Nick Cocks Takes Over as GM


Stampede today announced the appointment of former Hills Limited AV National Sales Manager Nick Cocks to serve as general manager of Exertis Australia ProAV, the new name of Stampede Australia that is making its debut at Integrate 2019 (August 27-29). “Integrate 2019 marks the start of the next great chapter in the history of our […]

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DCC Tech Acquires Stampede – Mark Wilkins Retires a Rich Man


Stampede today announced that it has been acquired by the technology division of DCC plc, a £14.3 billion revenue, London Stock Exchange listed (LSE) international sales, marketing and support services group that employs 11,000 people in four divisions operating in 17 countries. Who the heck is DCC? DCC is a leading international sales, marketing and support services group that operates through four divisions: […]

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Drone Volt Will Sell Through Stampede


Adding to its growing portfolio of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Stampede has been appointed to distribute Drone Volt’s award-winning selection of service drones throughout the Americas, according to Stampede President and COO Kevin Kelly. “Drones continue to become a vitally important part of a complete solution in a growing number of vertical markets,” said Kelly. “Drone Volt’s award-winning line of service […]

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Stampede Hopes to Bring VR to ProAV Market


Virtual Reality (VR) is coming to the ProAV market with a distribution agreement between Seattle’s VRstudios and Stampede. The two companies announced today that Stampede will serve as the North American ProAV distributor for VRstudios’ virtual reality platform and products. The agreement will introduce an exciting new product category to the ProAV industry and will […]

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Stampede Buys Just Lamps


Stampede announced that its European subsidiary Stampede Europe has acquired all of the assets of Just Lamps, including the affiliated brand Diamond Lamps. “This acquisition should serve as a model for the entire 21st century ProAV industry,” declared Stampede CEO Mark Wilkins. “It brings together two companies that possess market leadership, proven business models, subject […]

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Drones in Shared Space – We Talk Commercial Usage, FAA Registration, CES2016 and More


The subject of drones technology in the AV industry has been analyzed and put under the microscope by many in the industry – there are the supporters, those that look for more information on commercial usage especially and then, the detractors. Why detractors? As with any technology that touches the AV market there will always […]

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So What Should Go Under the Tree This Year? The Drones Discussion Continues


On Twitter today, as I was posting more information and pictures from InfoComm Connections, I saw this one from good friend and UAV expert Christina Engh who appeared on our techXchange episode 7 podcast: Sadly Watson predicts Legos and Barbies over drones for Christmas this year @droneanalyst @TheDroneDealer @Cbmoss — Christina Engh (@missenghwyoming) November 18, […]

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