Senior Technology Engineer, Commercial Technology Integration, LLC
I have worked in AV since the early 1980s in various positions ranging from staging to video production. My responsibilities have included technical sales, systems design, product development, tech support, project management, customer service, CAD Management, drafting, purchasing, and marketing for A/V Integrators and Manufacturers.
I founded AV Give Back (https://twitter.com/AVGivesBack) in 2015 where we live by our motto of "Helping Others Help Others" We share your charity & community service projects #AVGivesBack
AVIXA Systems Integrators Council - Council Chair: January 2020 – Present (Member Since 2018)
AVIXA Diversity Council – Member Since December 2018
AVIXA Manufacturers Council – Member: August 2016 to April 2018
In the past, as a CAD Manager, I was responsible for managing successful drafting teams in the high-volume NYC Metro Area. While establishing CAD Standards and Drawing packages for A/V & Digital Signage companies I have also worked with the InfoComm International Standards development team that was working on the J-STD-710: Audio, Video, and Control Architectural Drawing Symbols Standard.
As a Social Media Advocate, I am active on Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) helping to get out the company message and project information. I have appeared on industry Podcasts including AVNation’s AV Week, ArchiTech, and EDtech, as well as rAVe’s AV PowerUp, and The AV Edge. I have also presented online webinars for AVIXA's System Integrators Council on Change Orders, and FSR on AV Infrastructure and HDBaseT, for Cabling Installation & Maintenance Magazine on “AV and Structured Cabling” and “Twisted-Pair Copper Cabling Systems”.
I have been a volunteer firefighter in North Jersey since 1985 and currently volunteer as Fire Police in Pequannock NJ. I volunteer with my son's Boy Sout Troop 144 as the Advancement Chair, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Merit Badge Counselor. I also volunteer for the Northern New Jersey (NNJ) Chapter of the Guardians of the Ribbon (Pink Fire Trucks) http://www.pinkhealsnnj.org/
Presently as Country Manager, AVIXA for India and GCC, I do aspire to support the AV & IT industry with access to the resources that are most beneficial to the businesses and professional outcomes.
My focus will be to bring to the AV/IT community in the region, knowledge and skill development through AVIXA Education, Certification and Training Resources. I look forward to work closely with allied associations, industry groups and professional society in the region with a similar focus.
And my areas of interest and learning are indeed the Emerging Technologies (what we know as AI, Metaverse, Cloud, Industry 4.0, and the likes) and how they impact what we do in our professional and personal lives as Humans!
Do feel free to reach out to me.