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Industry Veteran Karp Forms Consulting Business
" Over the years, I have
HARNESSING DECADES
of experience and expertise
Franklin Karp refined during
his more than 30 years in consumer
electronics and technology
business management,
the newly launched Franklin
Karp & Co. LLC provides
comprehensive consultation
for the industry at large.
Services are offered in all
phases of operations management,
budgeting/forecasting,
vendor relations, product
development, sales leadership,
full cycle marketing
development and more, with
particular focus in the custom
integration and retail sectors.
" With a holistic view of the
industry, we are thrilled to
offer a full array of consulting
services that are unique in
both depth and breadth to
integration firms, manufacturers,
buying groups and
beyond, " says Karp, CEO and
founder of the new firm.
worked through thousands
of business scenarios and
cultivated a tried-and-true
suite of the absolute best
practices for our partners.
Our team's experience and
knowledgebase extend
from big-picture items
such as financial analysis,
reviewing margins and P&L
and vendor product assortment,
to the more tactical
topics including end-customer
proposals, company
handbooks, team compensation
programs, inventory
management and more. "
Franklin Karp & Co. is
available to advise and train
industry business leaders
how to cultivate positive
professional relationships
with team members and
multilevel stakeholders to
drive organizational growth,
increase revenue and improve
all aspects of worktargets
while promoting positive
cultures in fast-paced
A/V and technology business
environments.
Karp has spent his entire
work life devoted to the CE
Franklin Karp's experience
includes time as CEO of
Harvey Electronics and
most recently as COO of
Audio Video Systems in
New York.
place processes.
For industry manufacturers
and buying groups, the company
offers unique insights
into their product trends and
offerings, dealer relations,
support programs and more.
Throughout his career,
Karp created a powerful legacy
by leading diverse teams
and exceeding performance
industry in high-end retail
and custom integration.
In the 1990s, he was best
known for his time with
Harvey Electronics, eventually
becoming the CEO and
helping Harvey successfully
emerge from Chapter 11.
Karp led Harvey to a public
offering with listing on the
NASDAQ Small Cap.
Most recently, Karp was
COO for Audio Video Systems,
LLC (AVS) in New York.
Karp is a past president
of HTSA (Home Technology
Specialists of America) and
an industry award winner.
Business principals and
managers can contact him at
franklin@franklinkarp.com or
(516) 721-3330.
Crestron Dedicates Tech Center Facility to Founder Feldstein
CRESTRON RECENTLY
unveiled the George Feldstein
Technology Center with
speeches from president and
CEO Dan Feldstein, and COO
Dan Brady. The building located
at 22 Link Drive, Rockleigh,
N.J., has been renamed
to honor George Feldstein,
Dan's father who founded
Crestron over 50 years ago.
The George Feldstein
Technology Center will serve
as the company's engineering
base, according to an
announcement. The building
cepro.com
houses several development
labs that host the most
sophisticated engineering
tools, equipping Crestron
engineers with the best
resources to develop hardware,
software, firmware, and
cloud infrastructure solutions
that shape the modern
workplace and smart homes,
the company notes.
" The George Feldstein
Technology Center enables
an incubation of ideas and
collaboration amongst our
engineers that flows directly
to the benefit of our customers, "
said Dan Feldstein.
" Within this facility, the
character of our company is
alive with teams dedicated
to adapting to the problems
of today and creating new
technology solutions that
make a difference in the lives
of our customers. "
Crestron adds that with
over 300 new products in
development every year, the
company is dedicated to
continue driving technology
innovation.
President and CEO Dan
Feldstein helped usher
in the George Feldstein
Technology Center during
a spring ceremony at the
Rockleigh, N.J., campus.
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