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InfoComm Names Young AV Professionals Award Winners

InfoComm International, the leading professional audiovisual trade association, presented its Young AV Professionals Awards to Justin McArdle, CTS-D, CTS-I, Lead Engineer, Zeller Digital Innovations, and Gina Sansivero, Partner, Projector Lamp Services. The awards were presented at the InfoComm 100, a conference designed to bring together top AV industry thought leaders and volunteers.

McArdle has worked in the AV industry for 10 years, moving up the ranks from installer to project manager to designer and now, engineer. He is a champion in the development of processes and procedures that comply with InfoComm standards. He also works with local colleges and universities to stress the importance of the AV industry to the next generation. McArdle stresses the importance of advanced training and certifications to union technicians and colleagues. With more than 25 industry certifications, his in-depth understanding of AV integration and the value he places on AV standards, best practices and continued education make him an advocate for the AV industry.

For more than six years, Sansivero has dedicated herself to AV and the environment. This can be seen in the sales and marketing campaigns she develops and implements for Projector Lamp Services as well as her creation and leadership with Project Green AV. As director and founder of this environmentally conscious industry resource, Sansivero aids in the development of company policies and missions committed to environmental responsibilities and furthering green business practices.

The Young AV Professionals Award was created by InfoComm to recognize up-and-coming professionals in the audiovisual industry. These award winners are held in the highest esteem by their AV industry colleagues of all ages. "In a relatively short time Justin McArdle and Gina Sansivero have left a large impression on the audiovisual industry and InfoComm International," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director, InfoComm International. "The industry should be proud of what these young leaders have accomplished."

Women in AV Award Presented to Erin Bolton, Pivot Communications and Helen Meyer, Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc.

InfoComm International, the leading professional audiovisual trade association, presented its Women in AV Awards to Erin Bolton, Partner and Strategic Development, Pivot Communications and Helen Meyer, Executive Vice President and Cofounder, Meyer Sound Laboratories. The awards were presented during the InfoComm 100, a conference designed to bring together the top 100 AV industry thought leaders and volunteers.

Erin Bolton is recognized as an ally to those seeking to understand and sell to IT buyers. Her extensive background, more than 15 years in technology marketing, combined with her direct work in the AV industry for the past eight years, enables her to identify opportunities and aid in narrowing the gap between AV and IT. The programs and strategies Bolton develops for those in the AV industry ensure that independent reps, consultants, manufacturers and integrators become invaluable resources to IT professionals and stay current with technology advancements.

For more than 32 years, Helen Meyer has taken a practical and human approach to building a business environment that supports innovative technology and the community. After experiencing poor audio at a major concert, Meyer, and her husband John, decided to dedicate themselves to inventing new technology and developing a business that would change the live sound market and audience experiences. Although Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. is rooted in research and development of advance technologies, Meyer works to expose employees to events that their products are used in so they can see their hard work in action. An active member of the Alameda County Workforce Board, Meyer is also involved with local, regional, and international performing arts organizations and festivals.

The Women in AV Award was created by InfoComm to raise awareness of the growing role of female professionals in the male-dominated field of audiovisual technology. These award winners are in the upper echelon of AV professionals and symbolize the strength of entrepreneurship and excellence in technology management.

"Both Erin Bolton and Helen Meyer have reached the pinnacle of achievement in the audiovisual industry," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. "We are indebted to these strong leaders as each continues to advance the industry while mentoring and inspiring the next generation of audiovisual professionals."

Economic Snapshot Results Revealed

InfoComm's October 2011 Economic Snapshot Survey indicates that the market is stable, but not quite as rosy as AV dealers and design consultants predicted. The most recent InfoComm Performance Index (IPI) is 68.0, indicating that the AV industry has experienced sustained stability for the past six months. However, technology managers indicate a more conservative approach toward spending in the near future. Visit to ready the full report.

Calling All STEP Pilot Projects

If you have an upcoming AV project that incorporates sustainability, the STEP Foundation wants to know about it. Make it a Sustainable Technology Environments Program Pilot project. Visit for more information.

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