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Welcome to the #rAVeSquad

The rAVe Squad brings a new twist to social media engagement and interactivity within the AV industry. We’ve partnered with a few of our favorite industry experts that span a variety of niches in our industry, including ProAV, House of Worship and CEPro, to share their opinions on the latest industry trends with their followers. Our brand ambassadors have built a high amount of trust with their followers and we’re honored to have them represent our brand at rAVe [PUBS].

Keep up with the latest industry news by following the #rAVeSquad and @rAVePubs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Mark Coxon is a sales director in southern California. An industry vetern with over 20 years of experience, Mark is one of 300 individuals dual-certified as a CTS-D and CTS-I by AVIXA. He writes for rAVe [PUBS] as a contributing editor and a member of the BlogSquad.

Mark Coxon

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Michael Restrepo brings more than 20 years of industry experience to Restrepo Innovations, a concierge AV and automation company, based in New Jersey. Restrepo Innovations specializes in complex systems, large scale homes and estates, and select commercial installations.

Michael Restrepo

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Scott Tiner manages the Client Services within Information Technology at Bates College. Scott directs the Service Desk, which is responsible for the support of all classrooms and computers on campus, meanwhile, overseeing the campus training programs and the purchase of computing equipment for the campus. Scott writes columns and blogs regularly for rAVe [PUBS] BlogSquad.

Scott Tiner

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Kelly Perkins is an audiovisual marketing consultant in greater Minneapolis. She is responsible for the development, direction and implementation of strategic initiatives and programs at the NSCA Education Foundation. Kelly is a Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) and a founding member of Women in AV (WAVE).

Kelly Perkins

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Dr. Frederick J. Ampel has been involved in the professional A/V industry for more than 40 years, working as a systems designer, consultant, sales and marketing professional and market researcher. He was the founding editor of Sound & Video Contractor and for SCN, as well as an editorial development consultant for Residential Systems Magazine, Live Sound International and ProSoundWeb. In 1991, Fred founded Technology Visions Analytics, a consultancy and market research firm, which he still runs today.

Dr. Fredrick Ampel

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Toby Daschbach is the founder and president of Metro Tech Reps, a manufacturer rep firm serving the professional AV and integrated systems market in metro New York. With over three decades of industry experience, Toby is a valuable resource for end users, consultants, integrators and manufacturers.

Toby Daschbach

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Johnny Mota is a systems integrator in northern California. He writes for rAVe [PUBS] as a member of the BlogSquad, as well as SF New Tech, Geek Beat TV, Lust Gadget and other outlets. He acts as the social media manager for a few AV and automation companies.

Johnny Mota

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Alison Maxson is a marketing communications manager with over six years in the professional AV industry. She has a wide range of experience in B-to-C and B-to-B marketing and communications. Alison is the group leader for the Orlando chapter of the AVIXA Women’s Council.

Alison Maxson

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Pete is an award-winning designer whose career spans 30+ years in technology and includes more than 16 industry qualifications — including BICSI RCDD, AVIXA CTS, Crestron DMC-E, QSC Q-SYS and Extron XTP certifications. His award recognitions include the 2018 BICSI Design Award, 2017 InAVation Award, 2015 AVIA Award and 2014 Crestron Project of the Year. Pete has also designed a range of unique, patented products. He currently serves on AVIXA’s Australia Advisory Board.

Pete "TEC MAN" Coman

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