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December 15, 2008
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The EDGE Distributors Group Announces 2009 Board of Directors Changes

Ron Harker Joins Board of Directors as a Vice President

Chet Flynn to Serve Another 2-year Term as Treasurer and Secretary

Mike Levy Appointed Board Member-at-Large

Seattle, WA – December 15, 2008 – The EDGE Distributors Group -- a rapidly growing service-oriented group of 13 independently owned regional distributors catering primarily to custom install and residential systems integrators -- today announced several changes to its board of directors effective January 1, 2009.

Ron Harker joins the board of directors as a vice president. A veteran of the consumer electronics industry since 1987, Harker is principal of custom distribution company CTD Marketing (located in Indiana and Kentucky). CTD has been a member of The EDGE Distributors Group since 2005. In his new role, Harker replaces EDGE Group members Bill Richards and Glen O’Brien. Both previously shared the vice president seat from 2006-2008.

“I am excited to join the EDGE board during this challenging time. I look forward to working with the group to develop exciting opportunities for our members and their customers,” says Harker.

Katye McGregor, director of The EDGE Group says, “Ron Harker will be a terrific addition to the EDGE Group board of directors. He has been active on committees already, and has been responsible for several key initiatives within the Group over the last few years. We are excited to have him on the board in this role.”

Treasurer and secretary Chet Flynn, principal of New England-based EDGE Group member Necessities, will serve another 2-year term. Mike Levy, principal of Colorado-based Cutting Edge Distributors, was appointed board member-at-large for a 2-year term.

In his new position, Levy will function as a liaison between the board of directors and The EDGE Group membership. Levy is charged with the task of spearheading special projects on behalf of the group.

Both EDGE Distributors Group president Mike Hench and vice president Brett Neiderman will continue in their respective posts through 2009.

About The EDGE Distributors Group
Founded in 1999, The EDGE Distributors Group™ consists of 13 independently owned regional distributors that provide best-of-breed audio, video and home automation solutions to residential value-added installers, systems integrators and specialty retailers in the United States (20 locations nationwide).

EDGE carefully evaluates and brings to market the finest installation products and solutions available, with emphasis on those that are reliable, innovative, exciting and profitable for customers.

Each EDGE member is strongly established in its regional market, and maintains personal relationships with each customer. EDGE is committed to providing outstanding customer support every step of the way, from the recommendation of products and solutions to post-sale service and technical support.

Product lines EDGE distributes and supports include Anthony Gallo Acoustics, Cooper Wiring Devices’ Aspire RF™, Channel Vision™, DLO, Furman Sound, Gefen, NEC, NûVision™, Peerless Industries®, Planet Waves, Sanus Systems, Sheer Wire, Straight Wire, Tripp Lite, Universal Remote Control, Xantech, ViewSonic® and Wi-Ex.

The EDGE Distributors Group Contact Info: 17837 1st Ave. S #7 / Seattle, WA 98148
Phone: 866.396.6531 / Fax: 888.651.9941 / Internet:


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