Stewart Filmscreen® Amplifies Commercial AV Market Efforts, Adds New Distributor and Account Representatives


Stewart Filmscreen® Amplifies Commercial AV Market Efforts, Adds New Distributor and Account Representatives

Stewart Filmscreen® executes growth strategy initiatives by expanding its reach to those serving the Commercial and Pro AV markets

TORRANCE, Calif. – November 19, 2015 Stewart Filmscreen®—Academy Award® winning manufacturer of high-performance projector screens, projector screen material, and specialty optical coatings—announces today significant investment and commitment to growth in the Commercial screen market. The firm adds two key new hires, Walter Bridges as Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Commercial accounts, and Susan Wilhite as Commercial Account Rep. The company also announces the addition of Stampede, to distribute the Cima® by Stewart Filmscreen line throughout the US and Canada. These strategic moves are designed to further the company’s Commercial initiatives and all are effective immediately.

New Distribution Partner

Based in Amherst, New York, Stampede has been appointed as a key distribution partner to better serve and support Stewart Filmscreen’s burgeoning Commercial and Pro AV business. The expansion marks Stewart’s first ever foray into indirect distribution to greatly extend the reach of its sales efforts. Stampede will debut Cima and demonstrate its capabilities to dealers and integrators in Phoenix on December 10 during its Big Book of AV Tour & Conference 2015. Designed and manufactured in the USA by Stewart’s award-winning team, the value engineered Cima line fits most common Commercial and Pro AV two-piece projection applications without compromising superior performance, quality and durability that dealers, technology consultants, and commercial integrators have come to expect from Stewart Filmscreen.

Commercial Team Expansion

Walter Bridges joins the Stewart Filmscreen team as Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Commercial. Bridges is a veteran of the Commercial/Pro AV business with experience across many key channels. He has served as the proprietor of his own Pro AV integration business, as an independent rep and as a sales and business development executive for manufacturers of Pro AV products. Bridges will manage and support Stewart’s Commercial rep firms as well as direct business development in the eastern US.

Susan Wilhite also joins Stewart Filmscreen as Commercial Account Representative. Wilhite is pioneering a new role for Stewart, expanding the service level to top Commercial/Pro AV dealers, architects, and consultants allowing the outside sales team to focus more on custom business development initiatives.

“Stampede is renowned for providing industry-leading AV solutions to Commercial and Pro AV dealers, and we are very excited to have them on our side to help us reach a much broader audience with the Cima by Stewart Filmscreen line of high-value high-performance screens,” says Peter Brown, General Manager of Stewart Filmscreen. “With the addition of Walter and Susan to our direct sales team and the expansion of our distribution through Stampede, we’re looking forward to accelerating the growth of our Commercial screen business.

About Stewart Filmscreen

Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., with additional manufacturing and satellite sales facilities in Ohio and Singapore, Stewart Filmscreen Corp. has been the consistent choice of discerning clientele around the world for more than 65 years. An Academy Award-winning manufacturer of projector screens, screen materials, and specialty optical coatings, aesthetic-conscious architects, consultants, systems designers, and property owners rely on Stewart Filmscreen for the perfect combination of superior image fidelity, flexible design, and dedicated support. With unparalleled ISO 9001:2008 manufacturing capabilities, Stewart can custom engineer a projection screen solution to meet nearly every need. Proprietary material science and innovative manufacturing methods allow Stewart to produce some of the most optically accurate screens in the world, ultimately delivering an immersive experience that’s unrivaled in the marketplace. Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it. | @StewartFilm

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Stewart Filmscreen Media Contact

Katye (McGregor) Bennett | KMB Communications, Inc. | (425) 328-8640 | | | @KMB_Comm


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