Chief Increases Coverage to Help Customers with Growing Demands in Digital Signage


Eden Prairie, Minn., USA (March 2016) – Chief, an industry leader in AV mounting solutions has announced the addition of a Technology Solutions Group to better serve customers with digital signage rollouts from start to finish.

Collaborative Support From Start to Finish

The group will provide a full service offering to manufacturers, content providers and their end users. From product phase recommendations, site surveys, pilot phase support and project management to product modifications and engineering assistance, the group works as a trusted partner and consultant to provide the support and expertise needed at each step of development.

Additional capabilities include staging and kitting, site surveys and cost of ownership analysis. Together, the team is equipped with everything it needs to be the source and subject matter expert for any digital signage project.

Diverse Experience Adds to Creativity

This focused group is backed by dedicated support teams across the entire Milestone organization. Customers will have access to all Milestone commercial product brand offerings including Chief mounts & AV accessories as well as Da-lite Screens. In addition, marketing, engineering, customer care and technical support are available to assist throughout the projects.

The North American team is comprised of five individuals from both the US and Canada with diverse backgrounds and experience in AV and digital signage. Elizabeth Klauda joins the team with more than 15 years of experience in the industry working with manufacturers on large projects. Patrick May joins Elizabeth on the team and has a wealth of knowledge in product management and digital signage solutions architecture. Team member Jarad Flax, CTS, DSCE, has been focusing on the digital signage segment for the past seven years and has extensive experience with channel sales, management and program development. In addition, the US team works collaboratively with David Galos, who leads a high performing team in Canada with great success working with many well-known Quick Service Brands.

Frank Pisano, Director of U.S. Sales for Chief, maintains his current role and in addition will head up the US technology group while David Galos leads the Canadian efforts. Pisano has been with the company for 10 years and is well known in the Pro AV Dealer channel. Pisano helped to craft the idea of the new group along with a cross functional team of Milestone employees. “I’m excited about the new group and our deeper focus on digital signage,” said Pisano. “It’s a growth category for all of us and one we need to focus on. Our extensive capabilities allow us to compete on any project from the simplest to the most complex.”

The team’s various backgrounds fit together to provide expertise on all stages of a successful digital signage rollout.

Largest Worldwide Solutions Portfolio

Milestone’s breath of products and accessories is second to none and provides a diverse offering to fit almost any application. In addition, as a UL certified testing facility, safety is always top of mind. The team understands structural needs and environmental factors that can impact installations, which helps to avoid obstacles early on. TSG team members act as the facilitator to take the burden off of its partners and create greater efficiencies.  

About Chief

Chief, a brand of Milestone AV Technologies, has 35 years of proven product and service excellence. Committed to responding to industry needs in the commercial and residential markets, Chief offers complete line of mounts, racks, interactive technology and accessories for TVs, displays, projectors and other AV components. With numerous product awards and patented designs, Chief provides innovative mount features and is recognized for delivering quality products and knowledgeable, helpful customer care. Milestone AV Technologies, home to Chief, Sanus, Da-Lite and Projecta brands has offices in the U.S. Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific, supporting a global network of dealers.

For project inquiries or support, the company includes a dedicated phone number and email address to ensure the quickest response. Alternatively, any member of the TSG can field questions.

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