AVNation Meets Automation Unplugged
In this Automation Unplugged interview, Ron Callis interviews Tim Albright, the founder of AVNation and the driving force behind the AVNation network. Watch the full video here to learn more about Tim's start in the AV industry and his goals for AVNation, as well as his thoughts on what to look for at InfoComm, Apple HomePod, voice control, and more.
An Interview with Lutron Electronics' VP of Residential Sales
Watch Ron interview David Weinstein, the VP of Residential Sales at Lutron Electronics. David shared his insight on where the industry is heading, some of the main challenges and opportunities with lighting and shading, and a sneak peek of what’s coming up with Lutron and CEDIA. David offers some advice on how to take advantage of helpful resources provided by Lutron, such as ongoing training and marketing materials.
A Talk with the CTO of one Largest Custom Integration Firms
Ron Callis had the privilege of interviewing Ted Bremekamp, CTO of ETC, Inc from West Palm Beach, FL. Ted Bremekamp is the Chief Technology Officer and General Manager at ETC, a nationally recognized leader in the residential electronics industry. With a degree in Electrical Engineering from Notre Dame and more than a decade of experience in AV and automation, Ted is a recognized industry expert. Ted is also a member of ProSource’s board of directors and the President of the Bill Raskob Foundation, which provides interest-free education loans to deserving students throughout the U.S. In the interview, Ted discussed his role in running one of the largest custom integration firms (#15 on CEPro100 for 2017).
An Inside Look at Marketing for this Industry
In this Automation Unplugged episode, Ron Callis interviewed John Baskerville, One Firefly's Director of Product. John and Ron discussed best practices in digital marketing for the automation and AV industry, the process of developing new products, and top takeaways from John's attendance at Social Media Marketing World.
An Industry Expert’s Perspective on Networking, Robots, and Black Holes
This week, we had the privilege of interviewing Nathan Holmes, Technical Trainer at Access Networks. The California-based company provides tailored enterprise-grade networking solutions for professional integrators throughout the United States. In his role as technical trainer, Nathan helps integrators succeed by guiding them in best practices and providing helpful resources. Nathan has nearly a decade of technical expertise within the custom integration industry.
The Expert Perspective on Bi4Ci
In this Automation Unplugged episode, Ron Callis interviewed Paul Starkey, CEO of Vital Management and Bravas Group. Paul Starkey has been in the custom installation business for 24 years, and in that time, Paul has raised venture capital twice, acquired two companies, started two others and has in depth knowledge of the CI business. These acquisitions and mergers exceeded $280M in value. He has business operations, sales and marketing experience. His keen insights, innovation, and creativity have been recognized by many in our industry.