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Exertis Almo Moves Onwards and Upwards; Unveils 2023 Manufacturer Excellence Award Winners at NSM - August 16, 2023

Dan Smith welcome remarks at NSM + Manufacturer Excellence Awards 2023 logo

First Exertis Almo NSM for EVP/COO Dan Smith; Group Learns “What Makes Great Teams Great” with Keynote Don Yaeger; Packs 5,000 Meals for Generosity Feeds

Philadelphia, PA — August 16, 2023 — Exertis Almo, the largest and most specialized value-added North American AV distributor, has officially unveiled the winners of its 2023 Manufacturer Excellence Awards. Presented on August 10, 2023 at a Gala at the American Visionary Arts Museum, the awards topped off a week of learning, connecting, giving back and celebration as part of Exertis Almo’s “Onwards and Upwards” 2023 National Sales Meeting (NSM) in Baltimore, MD.

Onwards and Upwards logo + Warren Chaiken and Dan Smith

Dan Smith, Exertis Almo EVP/COO welcomes the group to the 2023 National Sales Meeting. ⟨ Check out Dan's selfie video with the team.

Now in its 11th year, recipients of the Exertis Almo Awards of Excellence showcase the ability to go above and beyond to support the needs of Pro AV integrators and resellers. These stand-out leaders understand the importance of building strong relationships and business strategies that create value and success.

“This year’s NSM carried a uniquely positive energy that could only be accomplished by the synchronized culture of Exertis Almo and our powerful line-up of leading manufacturers,” explained Exertis Almo EVP/COO Dan Smith. “Our Manufacturer Excellence Awards give us the opportunity to reflect on the impact of our partners by formally recognizing their outstanding contributions.” Smith continued, “The Pro AV industry has experienced such a rapid evolution -- our award winners not only excel in technology advancements but also in their business strategies, communications, marketing and training.”

Award Winners

Recipients of the Exertis Almo Manufacturer Excellence Awards include:

Don Yaeger keynote + Generosity Feeds charity event

Held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, the Exertis Almo National Sales Meeting included several days of themed product training. Additionally, Don Yaeger, leadership speaker, longtime associate editor for Sports Illustrated, executive coach and 11-time New York Times Best-Selling author, gave an inspiring keynote focused on “What Makes Great Teams Great,” which motivated the group to dig deep into understanding their “why” and how to build and maintain a culture of greatness.

With a continued focus on giving back, the entire Exertis Almo NSM group of 200 packed 5,000 meals for the Baltimore, MD Generosity Feeds, a non-profit organization that focuses on decreasing local-area food insecurity by mobilizing people into a lifestyle of generosity. Over the last five years, Exertis Almo and its manufacturing partners have created and packed nearly 25,000 meals to support children in communities throughout the nation.

About Exertis Almo

Exertis Almo is the largest value-added North American Professional AV distributor offering its reseller partners the most expansive range of products, managed services, technical support and training to drive business growth and generate profits. Formed in 2022 following Exertis’ acquisition of Almo Corporation, Exertis Almo harnesses the combined sales, service, marketing and subject matter expertise of Almo Professional A/V and Exertis Pro AV to deliver customized business development strategies, programs and educational events that enable partners to thrive. With a highly-accomplished joint leadership team, more than 300 employees, 12 distribution facilities, and 2.7 million square feet of warehousing space, Exertis Almo provides the specialization and resources its partners need while maintaining the personal distribution approach they expect. For more information about Exertis Almo, go to


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