Almo Professional A/Vtoday announced that Rob Ziv, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, DSCE, director of business development for Almo Professional A/V, has been named 2019 CTS Holder of the Year by AVIXA. All AVIXA honorees are being recognized in a ceremony on the InfoComm 2019 Center Stage at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. on Wed., June 12 at 4:00 p.m.
According to the AVIXA press release, Ziv’s commitment to certification as a pathway for improving pro AV and industry professionals is infectious. As the only dual CTS-D/CTS-I at Almo Professional A/V (he attained both in the same year), Ziv has dedicated himself to mentoring other Almo employees through the certification process. Ziv has also been an advisory board member of music production and recording for Community College of Baltimore County and a multimedia subject matter expert for the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Ziv also writes regularly for multiple industry trade publications and he leads webinars and educational sessions worth AVIXA CTS renewal units.
“We are so proud of Rob and his accomplishments both at Almo Professional A/V and in the AV community,” said Sam Taylor, executive vice president and COO for Almo Professional A/V. “He’s a role model for integrity and an incredible educator and supporter. Rob’s style of sharing, teaching and mentoring not only develops and brings out the best in people, but it is cultivating the next generation of AV professionals — he is essentially preparing our future AV leaders.”
“After carefully reviewing the submitted applicants, it was apparent that Rob was the right candidate to receive the 2019 CTS Holder of the Year Award,” said Heather Callaway, RCDD, LEED AP, CTS-D, awards committee chair for AVIXA. “The nomination was exactly what the Awards Committee was looking for to properly convey why a nominee deserves an award. Not only does Rob make great contributions to Almo, he is positively impacting the entire AV industry through his training, writing and genuine interest in helping others.”
“I am humbled and appreciative of this recognition by AVIXA as CTS Holder of the Year as I truly believe that continuing education is vital for career improvement and growth,” said Ziv. “The AV community is comprised of many generous, good-hearted, technically-gifted people who are deserving of this award, and I am honored to be viewed in their company.”
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