AVDG is pleased to announce that Ari Presant, Operations Manager, has been promoted to the position of General Manager of Midwest/Chicago operations.
In his new role, Presant will provide leadership to the company’s Chicago offices, overseeing all aspects of sales, operations, and production.
“Ari has been the Operations Manager for the last few years and deserved this great opportunity to lead and serve the employees of our Chicago office, ” said Doug Carnell, VP of Business Solutions at Guitar Center, AVDG’s parent company. “This promotion is a testament to Ari’s hard work and dedication. Ari will have the authority and support of the organization on leading AVDG Chicago into a successful future, as well as a dedication to serve the sales, operations, and production teams in Chicago.”
Presant has held numerous roles at AVDG, spanning 6.5 years. He joined the AVDG family in 2012 for an internship and was quickly recognized for his dedication and professionalism. Presant advanced to positions within customer service, sales, and project management. He also holds numerous technical certifications, including C4, Q-SYS, and Notary.
“I’m incredibly excited to help take AVDG into the next phases as a top-notch organization,” said Presant, “The group of individuals that make up these offices are phenomenal and I’m just glad that I get the chance to come to work with them every day.”
As General Manager, Presant played a key role in transitioning TVTI’s teams into AVDG’s operations following the company’s acquisition by AVDG / Guitar Center. Presant led and managed more than 50 team members across multiple AVDG branches to meet operational goals. He also created and implemented nationally adopted business processes among various departments, including Accounting, Project Management, Installation, Engineering, and Design.