Creating and building on partnerships is a key element of our ongoing success. Did you know at #InfoComm22 we announced new partnerships that will help us continue to grow our presence in the AV marketplace?

Seeking new opportunities with manufacturer’s representatives.
We’ve announced new partnerships with two leading Pro AV manufacturer’s representatives to support our continued growth.

Richard Dean Associates will represent Draper projection screens, projector lifts, dvLED and LCD mounts and structures, and window shades in upstate New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

“Richard Dean Associates is very excited to now be partnered with Draper,” said Bill King, Principal, Richard Dean Associates. “Draper’s long history of outstanding products and customer service fits in well with our focus on premier brands in each category.”

Mizzen Marketing will now represent Draper screens, projector lifts, AV mounts & structures, and shading solutions in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

“We’re really looking forward to this amazing opportunity to help Draper continue growing their presence in these mid-south and southwestern states,” said Dave Taylor, managing member for Mizzen Marketing. “We’re excited to represent a company with such an excellent and well-deserved reputation and breadth of products.”

Draper regional sales managers Tom Brochard (northeast US) and Tabi Quick (Texas, Oklahoma) will continue to work with dealers and integrators alongside RDA and Mizzen.

“Mizzen Marketing and Richard Dean & Associates are not replacing our regional sales managers,” said Jentry Wittkamper, director of sales for Draper. “This effort will increase our exposure to dealers, allowing us to develop new relationships and further expand in their respective Pro AV markets.”

Joining Sony’s AV Alliance Partner Network.
We have aligned with Sony Electronics as a flagship member of their AV Alliance Partner Network. Sony’s AV Alliance Partner Network is powered by strategic alliances across the industry, offering compatible software and hardware solutions that bring additional value, creative freedom and enhanced compatibility to their lineup of professional displays. This growing partner ecosystem, which launched last year, includes many of the leading solutions providers focused on digital signage, conference collaboration and mounting.

Draper partners with Sony to design mounting solutions with high precision and stunning adjustability for the professional audiovisual marketplace. Draper provides solutions in the commercial, architectural, education, and residential markets.

“Draper AV Mounts & Structures have been supporting Sony’s Crystal LED video walls for years, and likewise with Sony’s laser projectors and Draper TecVision® screens,” said Kevin Barlow, CTS-D, director of business development for Draper. “We are pleased to continue our support as a member of Sony’s new Alliance Partner Program.”

“Sony is excited to announce Draper as a charter member of our new Alliance Partner program,” says Rich Ventura, Vice President of B2B, Sony Electronics’ Imaging Products and Solutions Professional Division, North America. “Throughout our shared history, Sony and our customers have relied on their mounts and structures to provide our technologies with accommodating installation flexibility and necessary support.”

For more information on Sony’s program and to see a full list of supported, compatible and Alliance Partners, please visit https://pro.sony/alliances.

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