Amplification specialist LEA Professional has partnered with Blue5 Technology to bolster its presence in the EMEA region.
Blue5 Technology was recently founded by David Budge, who boasts more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, having previously held posts with the likes of HARMAN and Bose.
“AV customers across all verticals are seeking specialised solutions and are moving away from institutionalised corporations towards entrepreneurial, dynamic partners with market-proven depth. LEA Professional is a global player in AV but retains the entrepreneurial culture and customer focus,” said Budge. “It is exactly the right partnership AV customers need in these times of change. LEA Professional has the ability to be agile and they’re not held back by the restrictions that come with a large organisation. Instead they can work closely with customers and ensure they are giving them exactly what they need.”
Blue5 Technology will represent the full suite of LEA Professional products, including the newly-launched Cloud Platform.
“LEA Professional is embracing new technologies; which we are not seeing from others in the industry. Progressive integrators are looking for cloud-based solutions that can provide them with recurring revenue options,” Budge continued. “Being able to diagnose a problem remotely—whether in a pandemic or not—is an important time and cost-saving tool for installers.”
LEA Professional has been growing their customer base in the EMEA region having recently completed installations in Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and many other countries across the region.
“We are very pleased that Dave Budge has formed Blue5 Technology and we’re similarly pleased to partner with him to serve our customers in EMEA,” said Scott Robbins, VP of global sales, LEA Professional. “We have been growing significantly over the last several months as demand of our Cloud-enabled Connect Series products reach new heights and as many more integrators become comfortable with our technology and brand. We look forward to working with Dave and his team as we expand further in the EMEA markets.”
“I have seen how this team operates, they have a wealth of experience and have a strong leader in Blake Augsburger,” Budge added. “The success LEA Professional has achieved in less than two years is astronomical and I look forward to continuing on the growth journey with them.”