Atlona Appoints Associated Lighting Reps as Residential Manufacturer’s Representative for the Midwest 

Nearly 60-year old firm will represent Atlona’s residential AV businesses in two states, and will leverage Atlona’s innovations for both residential and light commercial installations 

SAN JOSE, California, November 5, 2020Atlona, a Panduit company, has designated Associated Lighting Reps as its manufacturer’s representative for residential AV in Central California, Northern California and Northern Nevada, effective immediately. Associated Lighting Reps will work closely with dealers, specifiers and custom installers to support residential and light commercial AV projects.  

Associated Lighting Reps Sales Representative Bob Foppiano said that their growing light commercial business is a result of their success in residential AV. Working with Atlona gives them a broad line of IP and circuit-based products to serve both areas, many of which are interchangeable between the two markets given Atlona’s engineering approach. 

“We often win projects with smaller businesses that come out of a successful home AV installation,” said Foppiano. “A residential customer with a small office will hire us to build AV systems for their meeting space or boardroom. Working with Atlona means that we can support whole-home distributed AV, videoconferencing and collaboration from mostly a common product line. In residential specifically, we are particularly interested in the Opus line, which fills a specific need for matrixed switching in multiple rooms of home. And as AV over IP continues to grow in commercial and residential, we also see a lot of value in promoting the OmniStream family.” 

Associated Lighting Reps’ will also work with Atlona on training and education initiatives, which is simplified through the proximity of its Oakland corporate office to Atlona’s San Jose headquarters. Associated Lighting Reps has three additional locations in Fresno, Sacramento and Reno, all of which include showrooms and/or training centers while ensuring they remain close to customers across their busiest regions. 

Associated Lighting Reps is a nearly 60-year old company with a strong reputation in serving the residential AV market,” said Jamey Swigert, Director of AV Sales and Business Development, Atlona. “They also bring strength and expertise on the commercial side, which makes them an ideal Atlona partner for light commercial projects where our switching, distribution and control projects continue to gain recognition and market share. Their customer-first philosophy is also a cultural fit for Atlona,  and we look forward to building a strong collaborative partnership.”  

About Atlona

Atlona, a Panduit company, is a leading manufacturer of AV distribution, AV over IP, collaboration, and control solutions. Our core brand vision is to improve technology for the sharing of ideas, through innovative AV products used every day in a wide variety of commercial and educational applications. Atlona prioritizes quality, user experience, simplicity, and management in every product we develop. More information about Atlona is available at

About Panduit

Global connectivity leader Panduit Corp. creates innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions for applications across the enterprise. Headquartered in Tinley Park, Ill. and operating in 112 worldwide locations, Panduit’s technology leadership and robust ecosystem help support, sustain, and empower business growth in a connected world.