Spotlight on AV Insiders — Are You One?

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This blog is mostly for AV insiders so here’s the first question to those who consider themselves one: what qualifies you to be an AV insider? An AV insider is any person who has been involved in any part of the AV industry for some time period which can be as short as a month or even lesser depending on the project duration. It can be a technician or even the final end user.

I am doing a biweekly series on AV insiders from next week onward. I will be doing an interview with a couple of AV insiders. I am eager to learn from their choices and experiences and I’m sure you will also be able to grab couple of handy insights. Stay tuned and send in your insights, comments, queries, etc.

This may be an opportunity to connect with different people in this industry from different parts of the world and it may help you make decisions in your career path, influenced by them. 

I will be updating this post weekly with the links to each interview that is featured.



If you have missed the following interviews, please click the link below.

  1. Patrick Murray, AVGUI
  2. Arnold Mudinyu, Technical Head
  3. Tim Albright, AVNation founder
  4. Blesson Roy, Applications Engineer
  5. Shibu Varghese, Consultant
  6. Ronnie Anne Spang, AV Consultant and Designer
  7. Cherian Sankey, Co-founder, six 30 labs
  8. Konstantinos Papadoulas, Application Architect/Designer
  9. Godwin Mathew, Applications Engineer
  10. Dave Hawthorne, Programmer
  11. Stuart Craig, Ceo- Asia Pacific (Crestron)
  12. Eric Medley, Indie Label Owner, Music Producer and AMX VIP
  13. Michelle Ford, Business Development Manager, Aquavision
  14. Amauri Passos, Project Coordinator (Absolut Technologies Brazil)
  15. Prashant Govindan, Senior Director – Harman Professional (India & Sri Lanka)
  16. Kim Burgess, Technology Integration Specialist – Australia
  17. Peter Kam, Business Development Manager, West Indies
  18. Arun Mohan, Technical Engineer, Qatar
  19. Sam Malik, Industry Veteran, USA
  20. Adrian Jaros, Technical Manager, Singapore
  21. Christopher Neto, CTS – AV Design Consultant
  22. Sunil Patel, Systems Integrator Company Director, India
  23. Richard Sasson, Global Director of Technical Services – Crestron
  24. Doug Hall, CEO – Whitlock
  25. Mohamed Sadek – Training & Programming Manager (AMX) at Martin Professional M.E
  26. Nathan Schneider, AV System Designer – USA
  27. Vincent Bruno, CEO – CEDIA
  28. Amitkumar Gupta, Project Manager, Sahara India
  29. Bob Fries, Technical Support – AMX by Harman (Samsung)
  30. Victoria Ferrari, CTS, Account Executive at Synergy CT
  31. Omer Brookstein, Technical Director, Israel
  32. Michael Peveler, VP of Global Sales, WePresent
  33. Randy Pagnan, President of rp Visual Solutions
  34. Gary Weis, CEO at Sonic Foundry
  35. Andreas Rosvold, Nordics Territory Manager, Optoma
  36. Grifiths Zachariah, Technical Sales Director – India & Middle East at ClearOne
  37. Matthew Bute, Industry Veteran (over 20 year AV/IT veteran)
  38. Hagai Feiner, CEO Access Networks
  39. Saar Litman, Senior Analyst & Consultant at Wainhouse Research
  40. Cory Schaeffer – Director, Systems Solutions at QSC
  41. Oliver Hall, Managing Director at Ultamation, U.K
  42. Jonathan Brawn, Principal – Brawn Consulting
  43. Peter Coman – Managing Director – Indesign Technologies, Australia
  44. Marc Scheibein, Tech Support & Training, AMX Germany
  45. Steve Greenblatt, CTS – Control Concepts (President & Founder)
  46. Blessing Joseph, Country Manager- India, Vega Global
  47. Paul Konikowski CTS-D, Design Engineering Manager
  48. Vibhav Singh,CTS – Regional Manager- APAC, Enterprise at Music
  49. Paul Harris, CEO – Aurora Multimedia Corp
  50. Jason McGraw, CTS, CAE – Infocomm
  51. Yasmin Grigaliunas, Customer Experience – avt – Australia
  52. Mike Backler, Senior Programmer at Lucid Partnership LLP
  53. Chuck Wilson – NSCA Executive Director
  54. Lawrence Siow, Principal Consultant – Thailand
  55. Sharon Kaiser – Educational Technology Specialist
  56. Rich Pierro – co-CEO-Premier Mounts/President – Premier Dedicated Solutions
  57. Jay Basen – Home Automation Industry Veteran
  58. David Danto, Director for Emerging Technology – IMCCA, Industry Consultant & Analyst
  59. Gina Sansivero, Director of Business Development, Education at FSR,Inc
  60. Marc LaVecchia – Owner, BMA Software Solutions, Inc.
  61. Kelly P Perkins, CTS – Marketing Communications Manager at AVI Systems
  62. Punit Rastogi, Managing Director – Solutions India Systems Pvt Ltd (India)
  63. Lloyd Langenhoven, Product Manager – South Africa
  64. Jason Jaworski, CTS – Multimedia and Audio Video Consultant
  65. Jeremy Birch, AV Consultant
  66. Bruno Napoli, Co-Founder @ Krika
  67. Troy Morgan, President – PanTech Design
  68. Burick Graham, CEO – Jetsons Living
  69. Dave Knode, Freelance Production Designer, Video & Graphics Specialist
  70. Alex Capecelatro, CEO @
  71. Mark Coxon CTS-D, CTS-I, Audio Video Professional, Blogger, and Podcast Host
  72. Michael Restrepo, Owner at Restrepo Innovations
  73. Corey Moss, AV/IT industry technology and media professional
  74. Michael Bucklin, Regional Manager, Southwest at Biamp Systems
  75. Andrew Hill, Engineer, AVCON, Inc. 
  76. Peter Kolak, Senior Manager, Conferencing Services(Unified Communications) @Juniper Networks
  77. Michael Frank, CTS-D, Senior Consultant, Thorburn Associates
  78. James Feldstein, President & Owner, Audio Den
  79. Anas Al Kurdi, Owner & CEO, Pixel Solutions
  80. Essam Refaie, CTS-D, CTS-I, Senior Technology Consultant, Aurecon
  81. David Allara, Managing Director, konnectus
  82. Marla Suttenberg, Owner, Sapphire Marketing LLC
  83. Nawsad Joomratty, Founder & Managing Director, Home Automation by NJ
  84. Hossam Al-kurdi, CTS-D, CTS-I, AV Pre-Sales and Design Manager, Site Technology
  85. Chris Bartram, Digital Displays Specialist
  86. Dave DiGirolamo, CTS-D, Director of Audio Video Systems, Building Infrastructure Group
  87. Gerald Abualy, CEO & Managing Director of Captus Systems
  88. Dan Freeman, Owner, CEO at VDO360
  89. Chad Allen, Group Advisor at Pulse Group LLC
  90. Colin Birney, CTS-D, Principal Consultant at Birney Consulting
  91. Mitchell Klein, Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance, LLC
  92. Nishad Muhammed, CTS-D, CTS-I, Audio Visual and Collaboration Technologies Lead at KAUST
  93. Ellen Simich, CTS, Sr. Director, PMO & Strategic Partnerships, Prysm Inc
  94. Zvonimir Prokic, Head of Programming, Platinum Vision LLC, U.A.E
  95. Shane Springer, Solutions Architect at Zoom
  96. Alberto Ayulo, Regional General Manager – Northeast – AVI-SPL
  97. Shehzad Hussain, CTS, Senior Technology Specialist – Qatar
  98. Max Kopsho – Executive Account Manager at DASCOM SYSTEMS GROUP
  99. Marika Aquino – Managing Partner of TierPM
  100. Tammuz Dubnov – Experiential Media-Tech | Founder & CEO of Zuzor
  101. Jimmy Vaughan – National Technical Director – UC Solutions – Crestron
  102. Shaun Trudell, CTS – President/Owner at Automation Arts
  103. John Steinhauer – Vice President Entertainment Sales, Americas at Barco
  104. Joe Way, PhD, CTS – Director, USC Learning Environments ♦ Host, Higher Ed AV ♦ Author, Producing Worship ♦ CoFounder, HETMA ♦ Writer/Speaker
  105. Mark Skazenski – Vice President Sales Business Development at Loxone US
  106. Mark Delguidice, CTS – Business Development Director at MediaCentric Integration
  107. Jeff Day – Advisor | Connector | Entrepreneur
  108. Guy Etgar – CEO of Insoundz
  109. Paul Richards — Chief Streaming Officer | Business Development
  110. Jay Kowalsky, CTS-I – Director of Operations | Technology Leader | Thoughtfully combining People, Space and Technology
  111. Dotan Shoval – Founder of AVMaster | The Machine
  112. Amelia Vrabel – VP Channels at Mersive Technologies
  113. Jarrod Hillman, CTS – President of Hillman Audio Video Inc.
  114. Saad Munawar – Chief Technical Officer at MOSECO QATAR
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