Michael R Laurino

CEO/President PremiereHTS Theater Seating & Publisher of 775 Living Magazine...Reno, NV

Michael's bio

Celebrating 42 years experience in 2015 in the AV Industry as a manufacturers Rep, Distributor, Publisher and Theater Seating Manufacturer, my wife Susan and I are enjoying the fruits of our labor in Montana...
Today we focus all our energy on the success of Premiere HTS and the growth of our direct selling MLM, Watkins Products along with the launch of our 6th publication, Kalispell Quarterly Magazine and now our 7th... 775 Living Magazine in Reno, NV!

Specialties: Designer of Theater Seating, Professional Photographer, Direct sales Executive and Marketer and Publisher.

Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

PremiereHTS Home Theater Seating

CEO/President

03 / 1998 Current

Manufacturer of High Quality European Leather Home Theater Seating. For nearly 20 years, PremiereHTS has been manufacturing the "Best of the Best" in the A/V In ... Read more

Westworld Marketing & Distributing

CEO/President

10 / 1991 Current

Southern California's premier rep and distribution company for more than 20 years. Representing lines in the past like M&K, Triad, API, PremiereHTS, Panamax and ... Read more

PremiereHTS, LLC

Publisher/Editor/Manufacturer

05 / 2011 Current

Reno, Nevada, the home of the well established publishing offerings from Michael Laurino. Print, web and promotional materials in partnership with the merchants ... Read more

Independent Watkins Distributor #363521

Independent Watkins Silver Manager of the Summit Group

09 / 2005 12 / 2013

Working in the MLM direct Marketing sales industry. Executive with Watkins Products, established 1868.

Avodah Publishing, Inc.

President/Publisher

10 / 2001 12 / 2007

Founding President & Co-Publisher of DVDetc Magazine, HDTVetc Magazine, Flathead Living Magazine & Missoula Living Magazine.

Laurino & Associates

Owner

09 / 1977 10 / 1991

Left High End retail and spent the next 14 years building a rep Distribution company that evolved into Westworld Marketing & Distributing.

The AudioPhile

Owner

02 / 1973 08 / 1977

Southern California Retail High End Audio store. Selling the best of the day in the late 70's.

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Education

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Rocky Mountain School of Photography

2006 2012

Santa Monica College

Architecture

1970 1972

Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Trade Shows
Public Relations
Newsletters
Online Publishing
Competitive Analysis
Graphic Design
Web Content
Video
Marketing Strategy
Magazines
Email Marketing
Direct Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Content Management
Social Media
Publishing
Content Development
Multimedia
Time Management
Digital Media
Feature Articles
Business Planning
Copywriting
Creative Writing
Advertising
Promotions
Selling
Publicity
Marketing
Photography
Direct Sales
Entrepreneurship
Parenting
Sales Operations
Leadership
Sales
Small Business
Social Networking
Blogging
Sound
Consumer Electronics
Training
Online Marketing
Press Releases
Publications
Editorial
New Media
InDesign
Retail
Cross-functional Team Leadership

Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Steven Spry

CCG

Mike is the person whom I look back on and see how he shaped and molded me moving forward in my business life. He took me under his wing and mentored me in many ... Read more

Matthew Small

Distribution Center Manager at Sartorius

Michael is a dedicated and driven business professional who has a firm belief that a successful business plan begins with a strong focus on maintaining a proact ... Read more

Randy Bingham

Musical Fidelity North America

I've worked with Michael for almost 20 years starting at Westwood Marketing then at Avodah Publishing. Michael has always been direct, honest and a pleasure to ... Read more

Bruce Reilly

Multimedia Account Executive at Wicked Local Media Solutions | GateHouse Media New England

I have personally known Michael all of my life and seen the transformation and his growth from a young man driven to success at any cost to his passion today. P ... Read more

Paul Scarpelli

Retired Director Sales & Mktg at Triad Speakers, Inc.

I've worked with Mike Laurino on and off for decades, and he is very bright, hard-working, and he thinks out of the box. I would describe him as tenacious, rele ... Read more

Mike Budd

Director of International Sales at Triad Speakers, Inc.

Michael and his company Westworld Marketing and Distributing were key in growing Triad's business in Southern California by building a high quality dealer netwo ... Read more

Frank Doris

Public Relations Consultant at High Resolution Technologies

Michael has always been excellent in my dealings with him, providing accurate information, getting back to me quickly and being helpful in every way. I've been ... Read more

Michael Spokny

Experienced Sales Manager

I have known Michael for almost 30 years.We have been either customers of each other, competitors or peers. Michael has tremendous passion, energy and infectiou ... Read more

Richard Colburn

VP Sales & Marketing at AURALiC

I always found Michael's infectious enthusiasm a huge asset in the sales process. Together we were quite successful in our marketing and sales endeavors. I can' ... Read more

Chuck Back

Director of Sales USA at Sound Developments and Partner at Procella Audio

I met Mike Laurino in the early '80s when he became the M&K sales rep for Southern California. He represented the company for over 25 years, and his energy, pas ... Read more

Mark Glidden

Partner - Stone-Glidden, Inc.

Mike and his company have been suppliers of great seating to many of our theaters over the past 8+ years. What I get with Mike is consistency of performance, ac ... Read more

Oscar A. Ciornei

Electronics & Music Industry Executive, Coach, Visionary, Entrepreneur - A Career Consultant

I could say much about Michaels's deep, industry leading credentials for he is a man of varied talents. However, Michael's finest traits are summed up as Driven ... Read more

Dale Inkster

CEO/Owner at AV Consultants

I worked for Michael in the early 1970's when he had his first audio store in Mar Vista. We both attended the same high school, and knew each other well. From t ... Read more

Eli D. Harary

Vice President - Business Development at Meiloon Industrial

Honest, Integrity, Passion, Tireless. These are the words that come to mind when I think of Michael Laurino. It is my pleasure to pass this recommendation along ... Read more

Mark Elson

Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer at Evolution Independent Living

I have known Mike for many years as a great sales rep. He presented and represented various lines of consumer electronics at several retail operations where I h ... Read more

Chris Dixon

Owner at The Chris Dixon Company

Michael has always been a forward thinker in our industry. Long before the rep distributor model had been formed with AVAD and the likes, Michael was a success ... Read more

Dennis Erskine

Board of Directors at CEDIA

Michael has been a preferred supplier for many years. He's a man of high integrity, focused on quality results and is as consumed by customer satisfaction as ar ... Read more

Amy Grisak

Owner, Endless Endeavors, Inc.

I thoroughly enjoyed writing for Michael at Flathead and Missoula Living magazines. He was straight-forward, honest, and exhibited efficiency not often found in ... Read more

Steven Hill

Owner, Straight Wire

Michael Laurino has been in the AV industry for many years as a sales rep, publisher and more recently manufacturer. He has an amazing work ethic, knowledge and ... Read more

Jerry Del Colliano

Publisher - CEO at HomeTheaterReview.com

Michael and I have done business for years. He is a true professional who specializes in the WIN-WIN deal. That's rare and something we value highly at our comp ... Read more

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