VMP celebrates 30th anniversary

Jan. 17, 2024
For the past three decades, Stevensville, Md.-based VMP evolved along with an ever-expanding A/V industry into a leading supplier of flat panel mounting solutions.

STEVENSVILLE, Md., Jan. 17, 2024 — Many mount companies have come and gone since 1994. Such reliable, stable, and evolving brands are continually harder and harder to come by, yet there is one that has withstood this test of time.

Video Mount Products (videomount.com), a provider of mounting solutions for the security, commercial, residential, and pro audio/video markets, proves Nothing Holds Up Better! as the company is proud to announce that it is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

“The first flat screen television for consumers as we know it was introduced in 1997, and we were around for years even before that,” said Keith Fulmer, president of Video Mount Products and a 38-year industry veteran who joined VMP in 1996. “In 1994, and until flat screens became affordable to the masses well into the 21st century, big and boxy tube televisions were all the rage. VMP quickly became a favorite for mounting these bulky CRT’s onto walls and from the ceilings of bars, restaurants, K-12 and college environments, and other commercial venues.”

For the past three decades, Stevensville, Md.-based VMP evolved along with an ever-expanding A/V industry into a leading supplier of flat panel mounting solutions, from installations in educational, institutional, and religious applications to lodging, sports venues, residential, health care, and restaurants.

30 years ago, Stevensville, Md.-based Video Mount Products began as an OEM project to provide mounts for a handful of Maryland electronic distributors whose customers were handling multiple TV installations in small venues. The line began with a product offering of just six items and has evolved into an industry leader now offering nearly 200 SKUs to installation professionals across every facet of the A/V, communications, and security industries.

“While we began strictly offering TV mounts for CRTs, we now provide an extensive line that includes mounts for flat panels and projectors as well as equipment racks and cabinets for data and A/V installs,” Fulmer added. “Additionally, we cater to the needs of our wireless and broadband customers with an array of satellite and antenna mounting products.”

In 1996 when Fulmer was a principal of Keller & Associates, which was the manufacturers’ representative for Video Mount Products in the NY/NJ Metro area, the founder of VMP hired him to spearhead VMP’s growth and market development. In 2005, Fulmer purchased all of the company’s outstanding stock and became the sole owner.

Fulmer holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from James Madison University, is the father of two sons, and is an active leader of the Boy Scouts of America since 1997 as well as an active member of Christ Episcopal Church (Kent Island, Md.; oldest congregation in MD – Founded 1631). Prior to joining VMP, Fulmer was owner of manufacturers’ representative Concepts Unlimited, and executive vice president and partner for manufacturers representative Keller & Associates.

“VMP products have been engineered for and installed with confidence in thousands of A/V, communications, and security applications throughout the world,” Fulmer concluded. “30 years is certainly a milestone to be proud of, especially in our market. However, we celebrate every single year because we are incredibly thankful for our customers and partners and we wouldn’t be celebrating three decades in the business without them.”