In a move to strengthen its sales efforts at a critically important time of expansion, Advanced, Canada’s premier AV and IT integrator, today announced the appointment of Omar Prashad to the position of Director of Sales – Systems Integration, effective immediately, according to David Weatherhead, Co-President at Advanced. Prashad will report directly to Vice President of Sales, Mark McPherson.
“We are pleased to announce that Omar has joined the Advanced team at this exciting time of growth,” Weatherhead said today, “Omar is an accomplished leader, having had major success in a variety of areas in the AV industry, including product sales, systems integration, sales and design engineering and sales management. We’re confident that his sales experience and leadership abilities will play a crucial role in bringing Advanced to the next level in the integration market.”
Prashad comes to Advanced from Duocom Canada Inc., where he served most recently as the Vice President of Sales and Engineering and was tasked with providing leadership and management of all sales, operations and engineering team members. Prashad was responsible for increasing revenue by reforming the organization’s sales strategy and department alignment, and also created and deployed formal operational processes that resulted in better technical utilization, accurate job costing, and an effective, efficient, repeatable project life-cycle.
Throughout his 10-year career in the AV industry, Prashad has sold, designed, and managed numerous innovative six- and seven-figure audiovisual integration projects for a wide breadth of clients in the corporate, education, healthcare and legal markets. Prior to entering the workforce, Prashad attended York University and graduated in 2003 with an Undergraduate degree in Psychology.
“Advanced stands at the forefront of Canada’s AV and IT integration market and it is with great enthusiasm that I join the team,” Prashad said today. “In my new position I will focus on driving unity and increasing revenue within the systems integration sales team, and I feel confident that Advanced will continue to achieve incredible growth in the AV and IT industry.”
Advanced is a leading audiovisual and collaborative communications company working with corporations, government agencies, healthcare, and educational organizations throughout Canada and beyond. Dedicated to innovation in technology and services, Advanced has a strong set of businesses aligned to meet today’s needs. The company offers presentation and videoconferencing solutions in addition to complete integrated systems, visual collaboration systems, rental and staging services, repair, maintenance, and value-added integration services including design and engineering, installation and audiovisual consulting. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced also has offices in Ottawa, Toronto, London and Sudbury with partner offices located in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. To learn more visit www.advanced-inc.com.