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Associations Focus: Foundations of Education

Jan 1, 2008 12:00 PM

Certification and management-training courses highlight trade associations’ commitments in the new year.

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As of Jan. 1, 2008, Jay Armand, CTS, of Advanced Audio Visual will ascend to chairman of the board; Mark Valenti of the Sextant Group will become president; and Jay Rogina of Spinitar will be designated president-elect. The InfoComm membership also elected Tom Stimson, CTS, of the Stimson Group, as secretary-treasurer of the board of governors for the 2008 term.

Mike White, CTS, Multi-Media Solutions, was re-elected to a governor-at-large position, and Paul Peck of Avidex was elected to a governor-at-large term, beginning in 2008.

Several council chairs were elected including SAVVI Chair Barry Goldin, CTS, of Audio Video Systems; Independent Programmers Chair Steve Greenblatt, CTS, of Control Concepts; Manufacturers Council Chair Kirk Horlbeck of Liberty Wire, and Cable and European Council Chair Greg Jeffreys of Paradigm Audio Visual. In addition, Tim Cape, CTS-D, of Technitect, chair of the Independent Consultants in AV Technologies (ICAT) Council; and Todd Dunn, CTS, of Denmar Services, chair of the Presentations Council, were re-elected to their positions. Matt Emerson, CTS, of CEAVCO Audio Visual, was appointed by the InfoComm board to chair the Rental and Staging Council, to complete Stimson's term.

Appointed to the board as heads of the association's committees are Rosanne Lang of Crestron, who will serve as chair of the Exhibitors Committee; Jim Ford, PE, of Ford Audio-Video, who will serve as chair of the Membership Committee; and L. William Nattress III, CTS-D, CTS-I, of Shen Milsom & Wilke, who has been re-appointed as chair of the Professional Education and Training Committee (PETC).

“InfoComm has a robust agenda planned for 2008,” says InfoComm Executive Director Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D. “With the board of governors' expertise and commitment to the association, we plan to further grow our tradeshow, education, and certification programs, and while providing superb networking opportunities and support for our members.”

InfoComm gratefully acknowledges the contributions of Randy Pagnan, CTS, of Rp Visuals, who is exiting from his leadership position, but will remain a strong supporter of the association and the AV industry. “Randy Pagnan will be missed as chairman of the board of governors,” Lemke says. “His enthusiasm for the AV industry and unique perspectives made him a great leader for the association. We also thank our other outgoing board members, including Blake Brubaker, CTS; Lee Dodson, CTS; Chad Gillenwater; Howard Nunes, CTS; Brian Pipe; and Jim Smith, CTS, for their dedicated service.”

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