Runco Proudly Announces Top Dealers of 2006


The culmination of a year-long international sales competition, Runco awards dealers and sales reps with a retreat to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Cabo San Lucas, MX - April 10-15, 2007 - Runco International, Inc., the leader in home video display technology, and guests returned to the Meliá Cabo Real Resort, Cabo San Lucas for the company's annual Mexico Getaway. Now in its twelfth year, founders Sam and Lori Runco welcomed more than 250 guests including top Runco dealers, sales representatives, press, industry affiliates, staff, friends and family for the week-long event.

"What began as a sales incentive trip has evolved into so much more. Runco takes great pride in providing the best video solutions to and for our partners, while investing in the training and support necessary for each to succeed," states Sam Runco. "The Mexico Getaway affords the company and our guests, with the opportunity to celebrate attendees' respective achievements, while providing the opportunity to build upon them through the roundtable sessions, formulating collaborative strategies, and of course, invaluable relationship building; albeit poolside!"

Achieving a unique blend of business and pleasure, Runco's Getaway provides an open platform for dealers, press, and Runco representatives to participate in roundtable discussions, new product introductions, and demonstrations. New this year, Runco is excited to provide a press-only Runco Academy session. The morning sessions provide the opportunity to gather valuable feedback and conduct business, while the afternoon agenda lends time for a plentiful list of fun-filled activities including: Wine Tasting, Egg Toss/Potato Sack Race, Belly Flop Contest, Talent Show, and annual Golf Tournament.

On Saturday evening, April 14, Runco held a beach-side Gala Award Dinner to honor the top sales performers of 2006 (January - December); award-winners are as follows:

2006 Chairman's Club:
HomeTronics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)
Genesis Audio & Video (Irvine, CA)
Thul Electronics, Inc. (Avon, CO)

International Distributor of the Year: Expert Group, Inc. (Moscow, Russia)

Most Improved International Distributor: Hometech (Spain)

New Dealer of the Year: Home Automation Technologies, Inc. (Addison, TX)

Dealer of the Year, Single Location: HomeTronics, Inc. (Dallas, TX)

Dealer of the Year, 2-5 Locations: Definitive Audio (Seattle, WA)

Top Canadian Dealer: Howell & Associates, Inc. (Burlington, ON)

Outstanding Sales Achievements:
Single Location: Hometronics (Dallas, TX)
Single Location: Genesis Audio & Video (Irvine, CA)
Single Location: Thul Electronics, Inc. (Avon, CO)
Single Location: Aurant (Salt Lake City, UT)
Single Location: Robert's Home Audio Video (Los Angeles, CA)
Single Location: Electronics Design Group (Piscataway, NJ)
Single Location: Overture (Wilmington, Delaware)
Single Location: Maverick Integration (Bedford, NH)
Single Location: Sound By Singer (New York, NY)
2-5 Locations: Definitive Audio (Seattle, WA)
2-5 Locations: Audio One (Miami, FL)
2-5 Locations: World Wide Stereo (Montgomeryville, PA)
2-5 Locations: Advanced Audio Design (Sarasota, FL)
2-5 Locations: Harvey Electronics (New York, NY)

Most Improved, Single Location:
Premiere Music & Film Systems (Chicago, IL)
Signature Media Systems, Inc. (Missoula, MT)
Custom Systems Integration (Scottsdale, AZ)
A/V Interiors (Medina, OH)

Mexican Standoff Winners:
CWB Technologies, Inc. - C & E Marketing
Lights-Camera-Action - Bishop Audio Services
Cyber Sound & Security Inc. - MK Marketing
Hi Fi Centre - Aldburn Electronics
Blair & Associates, Inc. - Omega Sales
Discreet Systems Design, Inc. - Reinhard Goerner
LAVA Corp - Momentum Group

Regional 1 Promotion Winners:
Audio Advice, Inc. - Creative Marketing Associates
The Little Guys - Omega Sales
El Dorado Alarm & Home Theater, Inc. - Dave Rybski and Assoc.
Salem Sound Center, Inc. - Future Sales Group

Regional 2 Promotion Winners:
Automated Interiors, Inc. - Lab Acoustic Marketing
M. Alan Assoc. Inc. - Marketing Analysts
Premier Audio Inc - Aldburn Electronics

For more information on Runco International, Inc. or to locate a dealer nearest you, please visit http://www.runco.com/.

Founded in 1987 and acquired by Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR) in 2007, Runco is a market leader in state-of-the-art projection systems, flat-panel plasma monitors, video processors and other components for the custom consumer market. Runco's innovations, including features that have become essential for the new digital high-definition capable televisions, have won numerous awards and citations from the world press. Runco continues to be a pioneer in the custom video display market. Planar Systems, Inc is a global leader of specialty display technology providing hardware and software solutions for the world's most demanding environments including hospitals, space and military programs, utility and transportation hubs, shopping centers, banks, government agencies, businesses, and home theaters.


Kimberly Lancaster
Caster Communications

Runco International

Ryan Gray
Planar Systems, Inc.

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