Exertis Almo Announces Retirement of EVP/COO Sam Taylor; Names Former LG Executive Dan Smith as Successor

Exertis Almo, the largest and most specialized value-added North American AV distributor, today announced its Executive Vice President and COO Sam Taylor is set to retire later this year. As part of this transition, Dan Smith, most recently US Vice President of Sales, IT and Commercial Large Format Displays at LG, has been named his successor.

Smith is assuming the position of Exertis Almo Executive Vice President and COO on January 17, 2023, while Taylor will remain involved in the business and lead the transition until his official retirement in June 2023.

“Sam has made a tremendous impact on the Pro AV industry as a well-respected distribution expert who has brought immeasurable opportunities to his staff, vendor partners and the reseller/integrator community,” said President and CEO of Almo Corporation, Warren Chaiken. “In 2009, Sam was instrumental in the formation of Almo Pro A/V, which quickly grew to become the largest Pro AV distributor, then following Exertis’ 2021 acquisition of Almo Corporation, Sam successfully led the integration of two major Pro AV businesses to become Exertis Almo.”