David Labuskes Named Next InfoComm International CEO
Nov 20, 2012 10:37 AM
The Board of Directors of InfoComm International has announced David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, will become the next executive director/CEO of InfoComm International, effective Jan. 1, 2013. He is succeeding Executive Director/CEO Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., who is retiring at the end of 2012.
For more than 13 years, Labuskes has served as vice president of RTKL, now a division of ARCADIS, one of the world’s leading architectural and engineering firms. He is the founder of the company’s Technology Design Practice, overseeing the delivery of audiovisual, voice, data, wireless, environmental media, electronic security, and acoustics services. Responsible for the operational, financial, and marketing of technical services globally, Labuskes has led projects in the corporate, government, commercial, and healthcare spaces.
Prior to joining RTKL, Labuskes served as president and CEO of Premier Technology services, a software and systems design consulting firm. Previously he was executive vice president of Accelerated Payment Systems, an electronic payments processing firm. He holds a B.A. in International Politics and Business from Penn State University and an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland.
“David Labuskes is a leading expert on the intersection of technology and the built environment. He is the executive who can help chart the course for InfoComm and our industry when it comes to the future of networked AV, smart building technology, and more,” says Greg Jeffreys, president of InfoComm International. “His commitment to creating excellent environments will help the industry continue the quest for quality experiences for the industry’s end-customers.”
Labuskes has been a long-time volunteer with InfoComm, BICSI, the National Systems Contractor Association, and TIA, offering guidance in industry training, best practices, and credentialing. “As an integrator, I think David Labuskes is the ideal choice to share his unique insights on the future of AV in the built environment, and advise the integration community on the IT skills that our businesses will need to acquire,” says Jim Ford, PE, chairman of the InfoComm Leadership Development Committee. “I believe he will be able to use his experience as an industry instructor to share practical advice that will benefit InfoComm’s heritage members—AV dealers and integrators.”
Labuskes will begin preliminary work at InfoComm on Nov. 26. “I am looking forward to becoming the leader of InfoComm International, and getting to know more about the concerns and aspirations of all segments of this great industry,” Labuskes says. “Whether you are an integrator, live events professional, manufacturer, programmer, technology manager, or design consultant, I am eager to work alongside you, with InfoComm’s professional staff, to make this great association even better.”
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