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2ndRick
11-12-2011, 05:53 PM
I would call Kevin and John friends, so this news is especially troubling to me.

http://www.cepro.com/article/stjohn_group_drops_distribution_business/



StJohn Group drops distribution of Artcoustic, Cabasse, Cineversum and IMAGE Screens and will go back to being a marketing consulting firm.

By Jason Knott, November 11, 2011

StJohn Group is getting out of the distribution business and returning to its roots as a marketing consulting firm.

The Bellingham, Wash.-based company, which is run by industry veteran Kevin Leja, announced it is immediately discontinuing its distribution of audio/video products in the North American market for its current vendors: Artcoustic, Cabasse, Cineversum, and IMAGE Screens.

StJohn Group's remaining inventory has been drastically reduced in price and is available for purchase.

According to Leja, StJohn Group's future business will focus on evaluation and development of companies' web presence, as well as social networking, mobile apps and more traditional web and print-based marketing.

Prior to becoming a distributor in 2002, StJohn Group for seven years performed marketing services for companies in the financial, wholesale, retail, and custom installation industries. Specializing in advertising campaigns, business market development, corporate identity, web development, public relations, and collateral development, StJohn Group clients included Russound, A-Bus, Cinematech, InPro Sales, Modern Home Systems, HomeTheater Magazine, Kretek International, Niles Audio, SpeakerCraft, The Center for Due Diligence, and CalCrystal Labs, ComClok, and many others.

2ndRick
11-18-2011, 02:10 AM
It appears that John Caldwell is continuing with the lines in a new company.

The new company is called Grace Motif, and will be headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.