AV RoadShow

Monthly Archives: April 2014

Connecting with Customers

For the third year in a row I’ve had the pleasure of traveling with our West Coast (Best Coast!) team on the Chief and Da-Lite Road Show; first to L.A., then Seattle and now Denver.

Goldie loves soaking up the rays

Goldie loves soaking up the rays

Though short, these little jaunts with the Road Show are somewhat of an adventure for us headquarters desk jockeys. Beyond the typical challenges of doing battle with broken casters and maneuvering demo walls through front doors and around corners, it’s a chance to get hands-on with product, connect with our sales team and – most importantly – to connect with customers. It’s energizing to speak with the people who use your product every week; to get their feedback and see how we can make doing business with Milestone even easier. This year was no exception.

It was exciting to see the reactions to our newest solutions. Months, sometimes years of hard work developing product made worthwhile when you hear a customer lament about past installation issues and say, “This would have saved me a ton of time on that job.” And isn’t that really the ultimate goal? To make life easier for our customers?

Michelle goes over the features of ConnexSys

Michelle goes over the features of ConnexSys

It doesn’t hurt getting to know the team a little better either. Phone calls and emails just don’t connect people the way that loading up a truck and driving from stop to stop does. I’ve always had respect for our sales team, but the effort they put in to this Road Show is phenomenal. So, to my Denver cohorts Michelle Montazeri, Mitch Golden, Tim Shinners, Fred Scurti, Ty-Boom and George “lots of tacos” Atsidakos – thanks for all you do for our customers!

George wraps up some demo products for the next stretch of road.

George and Michelle tag team shrink wrap a Da-Lite lectern.

Fred provides the info on the IDEA board

Fred provides info on the IDEA screen

Another stop in Denver

Another stop in Denver

Tim surprised everyone by using ViewShare to call in to the Road Show at one stop.

Tim surprised everyone by using ViewShare to call in to the Road Show from an education show.

We love group pics!

It was take your child to work day! The question is: Who’s the child? Mitch, Michelle or Fred?

One morning we learned that Denver really loves breakfast

One morning we learned that Denver really loves breakfast.

They had to get another table for the food.

We had to get another table for the food. Mmmm…

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Colorado, Day 1&2

The Road Show team is in Denver this week. Yesterday they spend the day at the Doubletree as a central location for local AV installers to come check out the latest Chief and Da-Lite solutions.


Meet and greet at Doubletree

Here’s the team loading up at the end of the day… While Gail force winds hit. Luckily, the storm blew through with nothing more than a handful of sprinkles!

Loading the truck

Windy Mile High City

Today, the team is roaming the area making stops at various AV companies. Here’s their first stop.

Kontour mounts

George goes over the new Kontour enhancements

Screen demo

Demo time

Video Wall

ConnexSys Video Wall System time, gather round.


Tim’s so good, he can run a presentation with one hand.



The new video wall mounting system gets some attention

ConnexSys Video Wall

George goes over the many features of ConnexSys

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Iowa and Nebraska

The Road Show got off to a fantastic start this week with stops in Iowa and Nebraska. The Road Show truck, Goldie Haulin, got her first good run of the year.

photo photo[1] photo[2] Nebraska

Sales people like Stephanie and Kristin are always on call to help with AV solutions, even in the middle of Iowa.

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Seth rocks out on the wheel

Seth rocks out on the wheel

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Goldie Glamour shots

Before we could send off the brand new Road Show Truck, we had to get some glamour shots of the new and improved Goldie Haulin’s new outfit fresh off the line.

Da-Lite side

Da-Lite side

Chief side

Chief side

Front of truck

Smile big, Goldie!

Ultimate back

The Ultimate Road Show Truck


Lots of solutions, lots of room in the new truck.

Tyrel in back

Tyrel finishes loading Goldie before heading out

group shot

A proper send off for Goldie

Bonus shot: our first official pic from the road in Iowa.

Midwest team

The Midwest team is ready to show you the latest in AV solutions



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Road Show Starts a New Journey for 2014

Road Show Truck

The Chief and Da-Lite Road Show is hitting the pavement once again for a new year full of adventure. Today. Yep, we’re starting this year’s journey a few weeks early to accommodate all the stops we want to make.

The Road Show is our version of a mobile trade show that brings a truck full of our latest solutions to customers around the country for an up close look, often without even having to leave the office.

Tyrel Boehm (a.k.a. Ty Boom) is once again getting behind the wheel for six months of traversing the nation’s highways and byways like a 1950s poet. Both Tyrel and the truck have been resting up all winter, saving energy for another big summer.

Chief interactive

Tyrel, Road Show Specialist

The Road Show has been such a success over the past few years that we needed to get a bigger truck to hold all the awesome. Goldie Haulin, the Road Show truck, bulked up over the winter to be able to contain the new solutions we want to share with everyone. She’s also sporting a new look for the new year.

We’re bringing prizes, refreshments and more.

There’s also a new addition to the road show family this year! For the first time, certain stops will also feature SANUS solutions, providing a more comprehensive Milestone AV Technologies experience.

The route this year begins today in Iowa with Nebraska on deck and Colorado in the wings for next week.  The Road Show will take on the West for the first months, with a special stop in Las Vegas for InfoComm 2014.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Back of truck

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