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David Small Quits Custom Install Industry

 Currently the General Manager of Amber Technologies custom install division, Small has played a key role in helping grow the industry in Australia both through his involvement with CEDIA and via Audioworks a Company he founded and later sold to Amber Technology.


Small said “I am sad to be leaving an industry, products and group of people I’ve enjoyed being involved with for over 25 years”


His career started with Rank Electronics and later Hi-Phon Distributors before founding and building Audioworks.


“My decision is a Victor Kiam moment.  Victor Kiam liked his Remington razor so much, he bought the company.  Since 1992 as a Variety Bash entrant, volunteer and more recently, Variety board member, I’ve drawn deep satisfaction and been astounded by the work Variety achieves in helping a wide range of Australian children in need and their support organisations.  Unlike many charities which focus on one specific need, Variety covers a full spectrum of children’s needs, even acting as an umbrella support to other children’s charities” said Small.


For almost 35 years, Variety in Australia has been the front line in filling many children’s needs covered by no other organisation. Prosthetic limbs, wheelchairs, walking frames, intensive care hospital equipment and neonatal intensive care ambulances, Sunshine Coaches, educational equipment for schools, Liberty swings for wheelchair bound children and contributions to wheelchair car conversions are just some examples of equipment Variety provides to enable ALL children to survive, gain independence and experience life.


“I’d like to thank the Home Entertainment and Custom Install industry and the manufacturers I have worked with, some for over, and several for almost, 20 years. It has been a great ride!  I doubt I’ll ever be weaned off our products or industry totally and intend to stay in touch” he said.