P42 FEBRUARY 2016
Glenn Roggeman joined the company in 1985
Flying high AED group invited over 1,500 A/V professionals to celebrate the company’s 30th anniversary in December. Marc Maes asked CEO Glenn Roggeman how he created one of the most signiﬁcant pro-audio players businesses in Europe
t’s 30 years ago since 16-year-old Glenn Roggeman started a professional rental company. “The roots of AED (originally Acoustic and Electronic Development) date back to 1977 – a small pro-audio and hi-fi retail shop named Eglantier. Four years later, in 1981, Eglantier was renamed AED Ltd and started import and distribution of Richard Allen and Beyma loudspeakers and AEQ amplifiers,”
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