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Pro Media Audio Video appoints director Eddie Thomas to lead major Euro expansion

US pro AV integrator Pro Media Audio Video is moving into the European market, with industry veteran Eddie Thomas appointed as director to spearhead the expansion.

Headquartered in Lititz, Pennsylvania, Pro Media Audio Video joined the Clair Global group of companies in 2019. Its new EU office will seek to establish a local presence from Britannia Row Productions’ Twickenham base. 

The US firm has a 45 year history of providing pro AV tech integration at some of the most high profile venues in the country, particularly in the field of sports venues.

Pro Media Audio Video general manager, Ted Leamy, commented: “Eddie shares our values and he is the person chosen to carry this global standard into Europe. He is incredibly well connected and as we begin this expansion, he is backed up by a very experienced team worldwide. Our presence in the UK will further add to our global information sharing, ultimately as one set of resources.”

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Thomas’s 30-plus years of audio system experience comes from working in network design and electro-acoustics with consultants, contractors and architectural specialists.  

“I enjoy working with designers and consultants to create workable solutions and I’m very excited about this brand new opportunity in such an impressive global business,” Thomas said.  

Thomas’s main area of expertise is in large format audio systems. He brings a proven track record and skillset in stadia and arena projects.

Based from Britannia Row Productions’s UK head office, Thomas notes that Pro Media Audio Video will be presented with significant challenges from Brexit after COVID restrictions eventually pass.

“There will be undoubted challenges in the UK and Europe as Brexit unfolds,” he stated. “Yet I am looking forward to developing and working on a range of challenging technical projects. I really enjoy pushing the boundaries of what is expected from an integrator, and it’s a great feeling to know that as part of Pro Media Audio Video EU we’ll be able to achieve ground-breaking projects together.”

Leamy added: “Pro Media Audio Video was identified as a centre of excellence, having become successful in moving from production into integration. That’s what the group does – we seek out centres of excellence and the people who can promote that. 

“We feel it’s of vital importance to understand our services from the perspective of the end user, so we understand what is needed in order to benefit the fan experience. Uniquely, we are able to leverage production people into integration and that’s what we will continue to do. 

“Eddie’s own knowledge is extraordinary and he represents another step in the expansion of our existing vision.” 

Pro Media Audio Video EU is now fully operational and open for business. It will be expanding its new Business Development team in due course. 

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