Stampede Receives First Ever Leyard and Planar Distribution Partner of the Year Award

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AMHERST, NEW YORK, January 30, 2019 — Stampede, the global leader in value- added ProAV distribution, today announced that it is the recipient of the first ever Distribution Partner of the Year Award presented by Leyard and Planar, global leaders in visualization products, in recognition of outstanding sales achievement for the calendar year 2018.

“We are thrilled to announce Stampede as the Leyard and Planar Distribution Partner of the Year for 2018,” said Andrew Nix, Director, Channel Partner Group of Leyard and Planar. “Stampede is not only a well-regarded leader in the ProAV solutions industry, working in every major vertical market, but a valued partner to Leyard and Planar. Their collaboration with us, and their drive to meet the demands of their customers, has led to three consecutive years of incredible growth.”

According to Stampede President & CEO Kevin Kelly, “We are honored be the first recipient of this award and I accept it on behalf of the entire Stampede sales, marketing and operations teams who make a full commitment each and every day to presenting the unique value proposition of Leyard and Planar solutions across all vertical markets. It is their commitment and drive to succeed that has resulted in three consecutive years of outstanding sales achievement. We look forward to an equally successful year in 2019!”

About Stampede

Headquartered in Amherst, New York, Stampede ( is the global ProAV brand of the DCC technology division and is the world’s leading value- added distributor of integrated AV/IT technology solutions that help resellers meet the expanding technology needs of end-user customers in dozens of commercial vertical markets in Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Scandinavia, South Africa, and the United States. Stampede provides a global network of nearly 20,000 resellers with the broadest range of traditional ProAV solutions from more than 150 manufacturing partners and leads the way in the creation of the new product categories and related training and support programs that are unleashing the business opportunities of the future — Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Drone Video Systems, Virtual Reality, IoT, Unified Communications, low-cost Video Conferencing. and the world’s largest selection of replacement projector lamps. Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1,100+ page catalog and companion website ( providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 8,000 SKUs.