The 2nd Annual TOLA EXPO brought to you by Lucas Sales Group/LM Electronics, a Catalyst AV member, Bell & McCoy, Elite 3 Pro, Rio Grande Reps and Samsung was a huge success. TOLA represents Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas; the region that the three rep companies cover.

“This is a non profit endeavor that we put on to help our dealers and vendors grow,” said Lucas Sales Group’s Blair Lucas. “We had over 70 vendors and just under one thousand total! We had an increased focus on trainings this year which lasted Monday through Thursday with the show itself taking place Wednesday/Thursday. We also hosted a casino party at Gilley’s that featured a mechanical bull, food & drinks and many raffle prizes. Every vendor we talked to was thrilled with the turnout and plan to come back next year with even more of a presence!”

Founded in 2012, Catalyst AV is a network of 10 independent consumer electronics distributors serving the residential and professional AV channels in the U.S via its 20-locations. Catalyst AV grants manufacturers a consistent and cohesive nationwide distribution model to more than 14,000 professional integration specialists. Catalyst AV benefits integrators by delivering all the products and support necessary to execute the demands of job specifications with confidence. The Catalyst AV Board of Directors consists of Rich Radimer (Custom Partners); Sami Al-Saadi (Just In Time Distribution), Blair Lucas (LM Electronics Distribution) and Executive Director Helge Fischer.