Our Story

Founded in 1953, AVID is a 100 percent employee-owned product company with a rich history of developing remarkably simple solutions designed to enhance life’s experiences, while providing quality, innovation and value through our socially conscious and mindful audio products.

Who We Are

The AVID story is one of innovation and putting forth remarkably simple solutions we design to enhance life’s experiences. We are a 100 percent employee-owned company with a rich history of success. We provide mindful audio solutions to the Education, Healthcare, Hospitality and Travel markets.

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Our Purpose

Enrich the human experience in meaningful and sustainable ways through our daily interactions, value-based products and service solutions.

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did. But they will never forget how you made them feel."

Maya Angelou

What is ESOP?

AVID Products Inc. has been a proud employee-owned company since 2013. An ESOP is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, technically a retirement plan. The company makes annual contributions and the value tracks closely with AVID’s success. Employee-owners share in the growth and prosperity of AVID when the company succeeds. Each ESOP member plays an important role in helping the company achieve sustainable success.

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Our Core Values

Connected

We value our relationships and nurture them with a collaborative spirit that enables us to effectively develop and sustain shared mutual success.

Meaningful Solutions

We are focused employee-owners making purposeful and sustainable decisions with the unwavering intent of bringing mindful products and services to more people.

Impact

We are socially conscious of the world around us and how our company may contribute in ways that yield positive results for our communities, customers and partners.

Integrity

We are self-aware and consistently approach every situation and all people with transparency, honesty and respect.

Constantly Evolving

We listen to fully understand and embrace continuous learning with agility and resourcefulness for the betterment of ourselves and our company.

Our History

Founded in 1953 in Providence, Rhode Island, AVID began developing audio products for home and commercial use with an initial focus on the airline industry.  AVID, an acronym for Audio Visual Instructional Device, continues to build upon our legacy as a trusted worldwide provider of choice for audio, comfort and service solutions.

Founded in Providence, Rhode Island by Albert C. Allen, AVID is named for the acronym Audio Visual Instructional Device and begins developing audio products for home and commercial use with a focus on the airline industry.

Our Team

Our global team of employee-owners share a passion for excellence in all that we do. We take pride in continuing AVID's legacy by offering remarkably simple and mindful audio solutions to enhance life’s experiences.

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Jacklyn Almeida

Quality Technician

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Ryan Andrade

Sales Executive

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Neal Babcock

Purchasing Manager

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Ana Maria Barrenechea

Sales Executive

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Emil Belisle

Director of Marketing Communications

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Connor Burns

Demand Planner

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Christine Contant

Product Management

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King Fang

Director of Operations

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Andrew Faria

Shipping & Receiving

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Matt Ferreira

Logistics Manager

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Tom Finn

President & CEO

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Amy Fitzgerald

Accounting

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Linda Gibeau

Controller

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Justin Kahle

Sales Executive

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Phyllis Kaplan

Sales Executive

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Steve Loiacono

Sales Executive

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Marc Malamut

Director of Sales & Business Development

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Manny Mendonca

Shipping & Receiving

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Stephanie Page

Financial Planning Analyst

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Debbie Perreira

Accounting

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Michelle Turcotte

Senior Visual Designer

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Doug Welles

Director of Sales & Business Development

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Bridget Wheeler

Customer Care Representative

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Elizabeth Woodard

Digital Marketing Specialist

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Stephanie Woodlyn

Customer Care Manager

What We Care About

Community Involvement

Community efforts are a major focus and core belief of AVID's employee-owners. Our team takes pride in supporting a range of local charitable events and donation drives throughout the year. AVID strives for community sustainability while aligning ourselves closely with customer efforts, global partners and suppliers.

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Sustainability Our Planet. Our Products. Our Company.

We remain dedicated to reducing environmental impact while meeting all requirements of relevant laws and regulations. Providing the most environmentally friendly and cost-effective products and packaging are areas where our team consistently explores new available options. AVID strives for product hazardous substances compliance and product safety compliance while aligning ourselves closely with customer efforts, global partners and suppliers.

Electronics Recycling

As part of our dedication to sustainability, AVID recycles electronic waste such as earbuds, earphones, headphones and headsets. We encourage our customers and partners to contact their closest local e-recycling facility. Together we can all make a difference.

Product Safety & Wellness

When developing audio solutions, we ensure our designs include key features that promote safety and wellness in school, at home or any environment. These include a frame that is easy to clean after each use, molded and smooth edges for comfort and safety, as well as chew-resistant cords to eliminate wear and tear and protection from potentially exposed wires.

Product Hazardous Substances Compliance

EU: RoHS, REACH, POPS

US: Prop 65, CPSIA

Canada: SOR

Product Safety Compliance

EU: SPL, EMC, CEC/DOE, CE

US: FCC SDOC