Each year CustomRetailer salutes the passionate individuals behind our industry’s brightest operation and this year we would like to congratulate D-Tools Partners, Joshua Carlson, PR Director for  Atlona Technologies and Ryan Brown of Media Environment Design (MED) for being named 2011 “Young Turks”.

Get acquainted with these Young Turks of CE.

Joshua Carlson
PR Director, Atlona Technologies

Joshua Carlson has gone beyond the call of PR directors helping to guide a “little accessories company that could” to the top of the heap. He takes his work personally and passionately, developing relationships with the press. Josh conceptualized splitting Atlona’s products line, to help tailor marketing and PR strategies based on Atlona’s core competencies. This act effectively allowed Atlona to segregate and deliver qualified PR content to press, increasing Atlona coverage tenfold. His talent for turning what most people would not even take time to consider into exciting content is unmatched in peers across this entire industry. www.atlona.com

Ryan Brown
Vice President, Media Environment Design, Inc.

Ryan joined MED at a critical juncture of company development. Founded as a sole proprietorship consultancy and design firm providing professional services to industry professionals, much of our work involved implementation of repeatable processes and efficiencies for these firms. Ryan was tasked to transform MED to reflect the principles we espoused. Ryan successfully implemented processes, procedures as well as products which have enabled MED to enjoy greater success and growth. He initiated and manages new service offerings including online training products, design and engineering service packages, programming services and more. Look to Ryan Brown for continued industry innovation. www.medesign.tv

For more information and to see the complete list of the 2011 Young Turks, click here.