rAVe Founder, Gary Kayye, Named NSCA Instructor of the Year

The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has named Gary Kayye as the NSCA University College of Business Instructor of the Year. Kayye was selected based on student evaluations of his course, “Crossing the Chasm,” which he presented at the 2007 NSCA Expo.

“NSCA is honored to present this award to Gary,” said NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson. “I can think of no one else who has as much energy, enthusiasm and passion for leading-edge technology as he does. These characteristics are represented in his teaching methods — he consistently receives high marks from course attendees.”

Kayye is the chief visionary at Kayye Consulting, a Chapel Hill, NC-based firm specializing in marketing consulting and training development services for the professional and home A/V markets. Kayye is also a columnist for Sound and Communications magazine; founder and editor of the professional A/V newsletter, rAVe; and an active educational leader in the A/V market. Prior to forming Kayye Consulting, he spent 11 years at Extron and AMX as vice president of sales and marketing.

Among the recipients of this year’s recipients are: Randy Vaughan, named as NSCA’s Educator of the Year; Marc Forman (Alarm, Electronics and Communications) from the College of Systems Sales; Blair McNair (JBL Professional) from the College of System Design; John Murray (ProSonic Solutions) from the College of Technical Knowledge; Brad Nelson (Sound Solutions Northwest Inc.) from the College of Project Management; and Ernest Schirmer (Acentech, Inc.) from the College of Allied Professionals.