AV Industry Mourns AV Rental Pioneer Stephen Goot


The founder of Atlanta-based Total AV, Stephen Baron Goot, 73, died earlier this month after an undisclosed surgery. As many of you know, Stephen Goot founded Total AV Services (TAVS) in 1973 and pioneered many of the techniques used by rental companies today, e.g. electronic inventory tracking, event product staging techniques and many of the […]

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RTI Mourns Loss of Founder John Demskie


RTI announced today the loss of the company’s founder and CEO John Demskie, who passed away unexpectedly at his Florida home on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Demskie was 48. “John was a true pioneer in home automation,” said Mike Everett, vice president of sales and marketing, Americas, for RTI. “His passion for designing and creating […]

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