How This Site Manager Learned New PM Skills

When Connor Kelly, CTS®, a site manager at Johnson Audio Video, first began working in AV, it was his background as a working drummer, interest in sound gear and experience with structured cabling that pointed him in the direction of a career in AV.




AVIXA Standards and Courtroom Drama

Self-professed AV/IT nerd, Donald Palmer wins the award for the longest job title: A/V Management Analyst for the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Facilities and Security Office, Space and Facilities.


Jesse Scarborough on Young AV Professionals

A year into his AV career, 24-year-old system design engineer Jesse Scarborough, CTS®, chair of the new Young AV Professionals Committee, talked to AVIXA about his entry into the AV industry and his thoughts on how the industry can appeal to millennials and the next-generation AV workforce.


Sneak Peek at AVIXA’s Rack Building Standard

Hot on the heels of last year's first standalone AVIXAstandard (F501.01:2015 Cable Labeling for Audiovisual Systems), AVIXA's newest standard will address the need for uniformity and standardization in audiovisual rack building.



Speak Up — Advice From Not Your Average VP

Lloyd B. Ranola, Vice President at the San Francisco-based acoustical, audiovisual and telecommunications consulting firm Charles M. Salter Associates, Inc., admits he doesn’t look like your average VP.


Contract Training Proves a Winning Solution for EMS

Education Management Solutions (EMS) Project Operations Manager Todd Clauser, CTS®, recently led the charge to get 19 staff members CTS certified — from installers to sales personnel, software developers and members of the IT team


Networking in AV: Learning the Ropes

Recent graduate Victoria Barela, CTS®, earned her CTS certification just two months after graduating from Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Live and Installed Sound.


Meeting Goals and Celebrating a New CTS

After 18 years in the live events/rental and staging side of the business and a subsequent move into integration two years ago, salesperson Alexis B. La Broi, MBA, CTS® — now a systems consultant for Sterling, Virginia-based Avitecture — set herself a new target: to finally try for her CTS certification.




Standards in Action

Since the beginning of the year, Electro Acoustics, a Texas-based APEx integrator, has been able to reduce the number of warranty callbacks by 41 percent.


Ahead of the Game With CTS

Wasting no time with his new year's resolutions, Joel Vugteveen, Project Manager at Chicago-based installer TVTI, started the year with his nose in a study guide.


CTS in Norway

Although Norway ranks as one of the smallest European countries in terms of population, it nevertheless has a thriving AV industry.



CTS: Global Champion

In her nearly 20 years in the AV industry, Electrosonic's Sarah Joyce has worked in a variety of disciplines, including sales, account management, business development, general management, product marketing and human resources.



John Rice: Fresh Take on ITS Council

John Rice is Senior Business Development Manager at Field Nation and the recently elected Chair of AVIXA's Independent Technical Services (ITS) Council. The council represents small businesses that supply services to the AV industry.


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