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Almo Professional A/V’s Rob Ziv Named 2019 AVIXA CTS® Holder of the Year - May 21, 2019

Philadelphia, PA — May 21, 2019 — Almo Professional A/V, the Pro AV industry’s Favorite Distributor, today announced that Rob Ziv, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, DSCE, Director of Business Development for Almo Professional A/V, has been named 2019 CTS® Holder of the Year by AVIXA™, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association. All AVIXA honorees are being recognized in a ceremony on the InfoComm 2019 Center Stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. on Wed., June 12 at 4:00 p.m.

 Listen to an interview with Rob Ziv about winning the award.

According to the AVIXA press release, Ziv’s commitment to certification as a pathway for improving Pro AV and industry professionals is infectious. As the only dual CTS-D/CTS-I at Almo Professional A/V (he attained both in the same year), Ziv has dedicated himself to mentoring other Almo employees through the certification process. Ziv has also been an advisory board member of music production and recording for Community College of Baltimore County and a multimedia subject matter expert for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Ziv also writes regularly for multiple industry trade publications and he leads webinars and educational sessions worth AVIXA CTS Renewal Units.

“We are so proud of Rob and his accomplishments both at Almo Professional A/V and in the AV community,” said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “He’s a role model for integrity and an incredible educator and supporter. Rob’s style of sharing, teaching and mentoring not only develops and brings out the best in people, but it is cultivating the next generation of AV professionals -- he is essentially preparing our future AV leaders.”

“After carefully reviewing the submitted applicants, it was apparent that Rob was the right candidate to receive the 2019 CTS Holder of the Year Award,” said Heather Callaway, RCDD, LEED AP, CTS-D, awards committee chair for AVIXA. “The nomination was exactly what the Awards Committee was looking for to properly convey why a nominee deserves an award. Not only does Rob make great contributions to Almo, he is positively impacting the entire AV industry through his training, writing and genuine interest in helping others.”

“I am humbled and appreciative of this recognition by AVIXA as CTS Holder of the Year as I truly believe that continuing education is vital for career improvement and growth,” said Ziv. “The AV community is comprised of many generous, good-hearted, technically-gifted people who are deserving of this award, and I am honored to be viewed in their company.”

About the 2019 AVIXA Awards

Each year, the association recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. Members of the industry nominate individuals for the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV, Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement, Fred Dixon Service in Education, CTS® Holder of the Year, Educator of the Year, Women in AV, and Young AV Professionals awards. The Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year Award is bestowed by AVIXA staff.

 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 at, Twitter at and on Facebook at