LMG Acquires Silicon Valley-Based Firm AV-Integrators

LMG, an ETP company, announced its acquisition of AV-integrators, an audiovisual and broadcast video integration company based out of Silicon Valley. Founded in 2002, AV-integrators is a systems design build firm providing customized audiovisual and broadcast video solutions to numerous industries throughout northern California and known for their early-stage system planning and post-installation support.  

“We’ve been serving clients in Silicon Valley with our own distinct style of high-touch support and responsiveness for more than a decade,” says Brian Owens, president of AV-integrators. “Now, with LMG’s increased support and expansive resources, we are extremely excited that we’ll be able to take things to an entirely new level.”

LMG, Inc. is a national provider of video, audio, lighting and audiovisual support headquartered in Orlando, Fla. LMG is known as an industry leader delivering show technology for corporate events, tradeshows, concert tours and systems integration around the country. 

LMG is also the keystone brand of Entertainment Technology Partners (ETP), a parent company formed in 2014 that unifies a collection of brands dedicated to providing top-notch quality, service, and support in the live event and entertainment industry. 

“We’re very fortunate that Brian Owens will continue his leadership as the Silicon Valley facility’s general manager,” says Ross Hancock, director of integration at LMG. “Brian’s deeply rooted local expertise and decades of industry experience will help support the technology rich area while leveraging all of LMG’s offerings.” 

This acquisition is ETP’s fourth in three years.  

“We are so thrilled to be expanding LMG with the addition of AV-integrators,” says Les Goldberg, CEO. “AV-integrators has a remarkable reputation and the acquisition leads to an exciting period of growth and opportunity for our brand in Northern California.” 

LMG is here and AV-integrators is here.
Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.
 
Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.
 
Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing.
Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.
 
He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids.
You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..