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Almo Professional A/V Hires Former AVIXA Instructor Tom Kehr as In-House System Designer and Trainer - September 30, 2020

Position Created to Provide Exceptional Education and Design Assistance Resources; Kehr to Educate Live During Almo’s Virtual E4v in October

Philadelphia, PA — September 30, 2020 — In a move to elevate the availability of exceptional education and design assistance resources, Almo Professional A/V, the Pro A/V industry’s most dynamic distributor, has hired former AVIXA Senior Staff Instructor Tom Kehr, CTS-D, CTS-I, Network+, ISF-C, LEED Green Associate, ATD Master Trainer as an in-house System Designer and Trainer.

In this newly created role, Tom serves as Almo’s full-time system design and training resource for manufacturers and authorized resellers. A technical subject matter expert, he is responsible for the development and delivery of a curriculum to improve the education, performance and certification levels of all Almo stakeholders. Next month, Tom is leading a live educational session about the future of events during Almo’s E4 Evolution (E4v) virtual program.

“Tom is well-known and respected in our industry for his design proficiency, instructional excellence, and breadth of knowledge,” according to Rob Ziv, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, DSCE, vice president of business development and strategy, Almo Professional A/V. “The addition of Tom elevates Almo’s educational and technical capabilities beyond any other distributor offering. He is available as an invaluable resource for our customers and vendor partners to provide insight, structured training and technical content.”

Prior to joining Almo, Tom was Senior Staff Instructor for AVIXA and before then, he worked as Senior Designer for a large Washington, D.C. area design/build firm. In addition, Tom has been heavily involved in church audio, leading ministry teams and training volunteers in both permanent and portable venues. He also owned a regional sound reinforcement company for more than 16 years. Tom is a member of SynAudCon and AES and is a licensed amateur radio operator.

Tom is educating E4v attendees live on October 29, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. His session, “The Future of Events: Hybrid, In-Person, VR and More” focuses on how our new world of hybrid events – some in person, some virtual, some both – must be re-engineered and how the AV industry is in the perfect position to make this possible. Tom’s session is worth one AVIXA CTS Renewal Unit (RU) and following the session, attendees have the opportunity to learn additional information on this subject and earn another RU. Register for E4v here.

About E4v

As the next evolution in live educational experiences, E4v is designed to help attendees evolve and thrive by providing critical trends and business content delivered by the industry’s most sought-after presenters and worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units. E4v also gives attendees the ability to chat live with the educators, sponsoring manufacturers and Almo team.

The fall E4v is taking place over the course of three separate days – October 27-29, 2020 – with each day featuring entirely unique content and an exclusive NSCA-led roundtable. For more information, 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, major appliances, furniture and housewares. 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 LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.