The HTSA Board.
The HTSA Executive Board is comprised of the foremost industry leaders in technology, custom integration and specialty retail. This experienced team offers a wealth of residential and commercial electronics knowledge that helps guide the organization’s progressive ideas and services, with an eye on always remaining ahead of the curve. With hundreds of years of combined experience, HTSA has the industry’s most unique powerhouse of leaders in one place that has paved the way to invaluable support of every member through collective best practices, education and resource sharing.
Eric began in 1996 at Laserdisc Enterprises, which later become Georgia Home Theater in 2001. Eric has experience also “behind the curtain,” working for world-class manufacturers and top independent CI Dealers. GHT Group has been setting business records for year and Eric enjoys the opportunity to bring his vast experience to HTSA members.
Since 1992, Paulson's has been the recognized, premier AV retailer in Metro Detroit with a retail showroom in Farmington Hills that has the largest display of flat panel TVs, Theaters, Stereos and Smart Home Technology. Dan and his family have decades of experience to share and are driven by passion for customer joy and premium service.
Leon Shaw (Ex Officio)
Since 1978, Audio Advice serves Raleigh and Charlotte, NC. Their motto is “have fun and use good judgment.” All 50+ employees are driven by a love of the products and desire to deliver the best possible service experience. With countless awards, they are most satisfied by happy clients. Led by CEO Scott Newnam, and Founder Leon Shaw, Audio Advice is a well-known leader.
Barrett's Technology Solutions
Located in the Chicago area, Barrett’s Technology Solutions is a systems integration company with full in-house design and installation services. Their team is focused on customer education and delivering a complete solution to enhance everyday living. Since 1966, Barrett’s has installed premium systems backed by the highest levels of service and are devoted to exceeding every expectation.
Audio Video Systems, Inc.
Franklin’s career has been in the CE industry in high-end retail and custom integration, beginning in 1971. Later he became the CEO of Harvey Electronics. Harvey had filed Chapter 11, from which they successfully emerged and went public on the NASDAQ Small Cap. Today he’s COO of AVS, a leading CI firm in the NY Tri-state area, where AVS has experienced 40% growth.
Spire Integrated Systems
Navot leads the team at Spire Integrated Systems, a company that focuses on quality work and exceptional service. To maintain their vision, they’ve made investments in new technologies and providers who they felt could help the company be better. Navot’s very strong relationships with vendors, with HTSA and outside, and his company growth experience serves our members well.
Andrew’s passion for HTSA started long before he oversaw Gramophone. He takes his commitment to Gramophone vendors and other members seriously. Andrew has helped us build bonds, introduce new processes, vendors and collaborative efforts. He contributes fresh ideas that have also helped Gramophone thrive and his energy is a great additive strength to our board.
Mark Hoﬀenberg is the President and Founder of AUDIOVISIONS, a luxury technology integration company serving California with more than 80 employees in ﬁve locations. AUDIOVISIONS is a recognized leader and is one of the most operationally progressive systems integration ﬁrms around. Mark is an out-of-the-box thinker, proven serial entrepreneur, engineer, inventor, and executive with a visionary mindset.