About AVR Distributing
AVR is a manufacturer's representative firm based in Marietta, Georgia (NW Atlanta) with AVR Distributing as its wholesale distribution division. AVR has been serving the needs of independent mobile electronics retailers and automotive technology specialists in the Southeast since 2002.
AVR Distributing offers fast delivery, a large selection of leading brands, and the highest level of customer support in the hyper-competitive 12-volt marketplace where delayed shipments and excess inventory can severely hamper a retailer’s ability to succeed. AVR’s dual role as a manufacturer’s rep and distributor offers our clients the best of both worlds – just in time delivery on individual job-based ordering, and the ability to take a dealer direct as the dealer’s needs grow with increased volume and success.
AVR’s sales staff has over a century of combined industry experience, offering a level of product knowledge and customer support unmatched by any other distributor in the Southeast region. Our team provides every customer with expert product knowledge, factory-certified technical support, and hands-on guidance to find the product-based solutions to overcome many of the installation challenges our dealers face every day.
Put simply – AVR strives to partner with all our dealers to select the high-quality brands and products that will best fit their business needs and maximize bottom-line results while still providing the highest possible end-user satisfaction.
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Meet Our Team
Joe has over 45 years of work experience in the consumer electronics industry. Built upon decades of personal history and trust, Joe has established strong relationships with many industry partners and associates.
Joe began his career as a rep salesman for Forti-Austin Associates and Elrep Sales, after which he became a Regional Sales Manager with Panasonic's Technics division. He later started his own sales rep firm, Creative Marketing, in Atlanta, and joined Teal Marketing Associates, the (then) Kenwood representative firm covering the Southeastern U.S.
In 2002, Joe formed Audio Video Representatives (AVR) and became the representative for Kenwood and several other audio video product lines. In 2003, AVR Distributing was established.
Joe's dedication to researching the latest technologies to meet consumer needs has resulted in what AVR has become - an always-growing, ever-evolving company that strives to be the best in the automotive, marine, and powersports markets.
Brian worked as a retail salesperson and store manager from 1990 to 2005 for several retailers in the Southeast including Super Shops, Audio Systems, HiFi Buys in Birmingham, and Next Level Performance. Brian joined AVR in 2005 as the manager of AVR Distributing’s then branch location in Birmingham, AL and was responsible for all the sales and warehouse operations for several years. In 2012, Brian was designated as AVR’s outside direct salesperson for Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Brian’s love of the mobile audio/video business is driven by his longstanding interest in sound quality. He enjoys working with his independent retail specialists to help create a better listening experience for their customer – the end user.
Brian is an avid collector of Hot Wheels – specifically 1967 Camaros. He also is actively involved in his nieces’ softball leagues as coach, mentor, and biggest fan.
Greg began his journey in the mobile audio/video industry working for HiFi Buys in the metro Atlanta area in 2003. He eventually worked his way up the ladder to become the 12-volt departmental manager before leaving the company in 2007 to work for AVR.
After several successful years as an inside salesperson at AVR Distributing, Greg was promoted to Sales Manager. Greg has excelled in this position and has guided AVR Distributing through all the many changes in the 12-volt world throughout the past decade.
Additionally, Greg is committed to his direct customers in the Southeast who rely on his product knowledge and proven ability to help them grow and improve their businesses.
Greg is a very involved Dad of three young daughters. He also enjoys traveling, fishing, concerts, and barbecuing for family and friends.
Jacob started his career in the mobile audio/video industry more than 20 years ago after attending the Installer Institute in 1999. After working as an installer at Best Buy for several years, Jacob left to join Sound Sensations before eventually joining Speedometer Service where he focused primarily on on-site car dealership installations. Then, in 2017, Jacob joined the AVR sales team.
Jacob has always been a “car guy” and even more so a “music freak”, so he decided to blend those two passions together with mobile electronics. Jacob finds his job to be ideal and most satisfying when he’s talking to and able to be around like-minded people every day. Jacob not only possesses extensive product knowledge, but fundamentally understands the many problems different customers may face on a daily basis.
When he is not hard at work helping AVR customers with all their questions and installation needs, Jacob enjoys sports, concerts, hanging out with friends, but mainly chasing his toddler daughter around!
Jon grew up tinkering with cars – his own and others. His family has owned a car stereo store in Nashville since before he was born – so John literally grew up in the business.
John’s first job in the mobile electronics business was in 2005 as an apprentice under Scott Harris, a member of the MTX Thunder Force Team that set a world record in the IDBL portion of IASCA. He worked for a few shops in Alabama and the Atlanta area as an installer before opening his own 12-volt company in 2013. For six years John traveled the East Coast of the U.S. as a custom installer for his own customers, other shops, and contracting companies. John joined AVR’s sales team in 2018.
Jon is passionate about this industry because he values the continual learning process – working with customers every day and helping them with their challenges. He enjoys maps and chart plotting which relate to writing schematics and laying out circuits in his head. As long as he can remember, John has liked electronics and clean sounding music.