Williams Sound has acquired Pointmaker, as part of a new strategy to expand the Williams Sound product footprint beyond its traditional audio end markets, stated the company. Pointmaker is a provider of hardware and software for video annotation technology, and will serve as a platform through which Williams Sound will develop new products to serve the larger commercial AV market. In addition to this acquisition, three new board members have been added and the holding company will be renamed Williams AV.
Pat Brey, CEO of Pointmaker, will remain with the company and join the Board of Directors of Williams AV.
Williams AV has also added two industry veterans to its Board, both with significant expertise in the video market. Rob Sheeley and Tom Mingo are the Co-Founders of Vaddio, a Minnesota-based designer and manufacturer of video equipment used throughout the AV marketplace. Sheeley is a serial entrepreneur who holds numerous hardware and software patents, and will assist the team going forward in new product development. Mingo formerly led sales for Vaddio, and will assist the company in expanding its sales and marketing efforts to support Williams AV’s next stage of growth.