Ron Prior: RPAV and Pathway AV
Ron Prior, a Bowersville resident for over 10 years started RPAV as an integration firm that specializes in Audio/Video systems for retail, hospitality and restaurants. As an East Coast Regional operations manager for AEI music, back in the 80’s and 90’s he was aware how the music provider market was changing. He travelled the path of mergers, failed spinoffs and new startups. Because his job involved a lot of travel, he decided to leave the corporate world and wanted to put down roots with his wife and his horses on a 40 acre estate in Bowersville, Georgia. Together they opened RPAV in 2004 to immediate success.
Fast forward to today and RPAV, supplies the audio/video racks and systems worldwide for such national brand stores as Abercrombie and Fitch, Hollister, and hotels like Wyndham Vacation Resorts .
Along the way, Ron and his partners have started 3 other companies as well, R&D Fabrication, Pathway AV and Technology Infusions. Pathway AV is the latest new venture and was started in 2012. It is geared to a specialty market of houses of worship (HOW). He saw the need in the bible belt for upgraded audio and video equipment and the lack of competition in this area. Seems that is what he does best, he sees a need and fills it, vertically integrating all of his businesses in the process.
Ron has built his company to a four-headed international diversified enterprise and employees 14 people, while enjoying the laidback lifestyle of small town living.
Source: Commercial Integrator magazine
RON PRIOR: 706-371-4962
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