Kenilworth, New Jersey-based Diversified, which provides digital signage and other technology-based solutions, announces its acquisition of Ontario, Canada-based Advanced Presentation Products, which provides audio/visual and other technology solutions to a wide array of industries.
Advanced was founded in 1995 and has grown into one of Canada’s most respected AV systems, according to its new parent company, who says they are Canada’s leader in the design and installation of audio/video, digital signage and visual collaboration solutions as well as K-12 education technology including AV, IT, robotics, 3D Printing and other STEAM focused solutions.
“When we recently partnered with Advanced on a complex next-gen solution for a large Canadian organization, I was instantly impressed,” says Fred D’Alessandro, Diversified’s founder and CEO. “Their values of quality, integrity, service and excellence fit perfectly into our culture and I have no doubt that our success together will continue to grow in the future and provide long-term value for our clients.”
David Weatherhead, Advanced president and CEO, adds, “This represents the start of the next great chapter in the 24-year history of Advanced in Canada. I am incredibly proud of all that we have achieved to date and I leave knowing Diversified will take the company to great heights while I focus on building my AV rental business.”
Kevin Collins, Diversified’s president, says that the opportunity for his company to establish a footprint in Canada, particularly through such a respected company as Advanced, is “very exciting.”
Advanced also has U.S. offices in Orlando, Florida.