Buzz Delano, Principal Consultant founded Delano Associates in 2003 to offer his extensive industry experience and multi-discipline business acumen to companies seeking new ideas, change and business growth.
From his senior management and leadership positions with manufacturers for 20 years, Delano has built relationships with businesses worldwide. He has developed a keen understanding of industry characteristics, challenges and opportunities from traveling the world to visit professional custom and commercial systems integrators, distributors, designers, consultants, technicians, manufacturers and industry subject matter experts. Delano has conducted business in over 30 countries, visiting clients, customers, technology developers, engineering and certification laboratories and electronics manufacturing factories.
Respected for an engaging and informed style of communication and strategy to lead emerging businesses to a successful market entry and keen sense of company culture and opportunity for growing established businesses, Delano is well recognized as an industry leader. Delano has served on the CEDIA Board of Directors, Executive Governance, Global Alignment Committees and numerous other industry events, working groups and panels. His involvement with CTA has included the Digital TV Summit, HDTV Antenna Locator, Distributed Audio Alliance and Board of Industry Leaders Conferences. He has completed executive management courses at 360 Solutions, The Center For Creative Leadership and The American Management Association.
When off the consulting grid Delano enjoys time with his wife and daughter and Bernese Mountain dogs in San Clemente, California. Music listening, concerts, music wine, travel, beaches and ice hockey and sadly, not enough golf are some of his favorite chill activities. Raised in Cranford, New Jersey and educated in Athens at Ohio University, Delano set out for Southern California and reconnected with college friends and Sigma Chi Brothers. “It’s been a fun and productive life’s journey,” he says.
Sharmon Rodgers leads the marketing services initiatives for Delano Associates. Rodgers’ expertise in the field of international product launch strategies and activities brings clients superb results and on-budget management. Product and brand marketing are further hallmarks of Rodgers’ work. Rodgers’ managerial success with multiple respected consumer electronics brands prior to joining Delano Associates included numerous recognitions for tradeshow exhibit and product awards. Rodgers is available for development of marketing campaign strategy, press release creation and distribution and trade show services planning.