Xssentials hires exec, earns dealer award
Ryan Summerlin May 1, 2014
DENVER — Consumer electronics industry veteran Alan Banta has joined the Xssentials team as senior vice president of business development. Banta comes with more than 15 years of experience and has won several industry awards.
Banta spent nine years with Ultimate Electronics, where he quickly progressed from installer to executive leadership. Banta then joined Control4 as a field sales associate. During the next six years, he grew into the role of regional sales manager. With the help of his colleagues, Banta turned the undeveloped Canadian sales territory into Control4’s highest producing market per capita, and in 2013, he was awarded the Employee Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution in Sales.
“Xssentials’ vision is in line with mine, and I could see that we were passionate about the same things,” Banta said. “Xssentials is having fun doing what they do, and it’s what I love doing. It seemed like the perfect fit.”
In other Xssentials news, the company recently earned the first-ever Chairman’s Award from Savant Systems LLC. The award was created to recognize the integrator that best exemplifies dedication to customer service and support of the Savant brand.
“We are honored to receive Savant’s top dealer award,” Xssentials COO John Carlen said. “The ease of using the Savant system, coupled with the expertise of Xssentials’ design, installation and service teams, has produced a wonderful result. We are excited about our growing partnership.”
Xssentials is one of the largest control and integration companies in the United States, with offices in Aspen, Denver, Glenwood Springs and Vail, as well as Jackson, Wyoming. The company works with architects, designers, homebuilders and homeowners to provide automation, control and audio-visual systems for residences, apartments, yachts, vacation homes and corporate offices. Visit www.Xssentials.com for more information.