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Metra Refreshes Name to MetraAV

METRA HOME THEATER GROUP is updating its company
name to MetraAV as part of a brand overhaul to accommodate its
expansion into commercial integration products.
" We're known as a manufacturer that specializes in premium
home theater and residential surveillance products. Since a
great number of our
products are designed
and engineered at a
pro-level, it also makes
The tagline is changing from " The
them versatile and
Installer's Choice " to " The Integrator's
suitable for the requireChoice " as well.
ments of commercial
environments, " says Jessy Crabb, general manager. " Many of our
customers have expanded into light commercial projects over
the past year and the industry itself is shifting, blurring the lines
between home and business environments. "
Crabb notes MetraAV released a commercial catalog last year
and looks forward to launching more commercial-based integration products in 2021.

tools they need to be even more successful, " Tanner says.
The company also announced it has named Dave Kakenmaster as director of sales, U.S. Kakenmaster brings a
long track record of experience in the specialty audio/video
channel to Bryston, with prior sales experience at Polk Audio,
Definitive Technology, GoldenEar Technology and others.

Gamber-Johnson Acquires
Premier Mounts

GAMBER-JOHNSON, a leading supplier of rugged mounting
systems for fleet vehicles, public safety vehicles, forklifts, semitrucks and other mobility applications, announced that it has
finalized an agreement to acquire Premier Mounts.
With 45 years in the AV industry, Premier Mounts founder and
CEO Len Dozier built the company into a leading supplier with
more than 1,000 products sold through 2,000 resellers worldwide
and online. Dozier is retiring and Gamber-Johnson president/
CEO Brian Wagner will take the helm as CEO following the acquisition, according to the company.

VP Tanner, Colquhoun Audio
Buy Bryston

BRYSTON, a Peterborough, Ontario-based manufacturer of highperformance audio electronics and loudspeakers, announced
that the company has been acquired by longtime vice president
James Tanner in partnership with
Colquhoun Audio.
Founded by Ian Colquhoun,
Colquhoun Audio is another
longtime manufacturer of
premium audio products also
based in Canada, in Dwight,
Ontario.
Tanner, who joined Bryston
in 1976 becomes Bryston's CEO.
Former Bryston CEO Chris Russell is retiring, but will remain
active as a consultant with the
company founded by his family
decades ago, according to the
company.
James Tanner has been with
Bryston since 1976.
" There are very few highperformance audio brands
that offer the 40-plus year legacy of best-in-class products and
award-winning services that Bryston does - and we are committed to providing our worldwide network of dealers with the

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