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Automation Unplugged

Automation Unplugged is a Facebook Live show recorded weekly with our host Ron Callis, Owner and CEO of the digital marketing agency, One Firefly. In each Automation Unplugged episode, Ron speaks with leading industry personalities and technology professionals to discuss all things business development, technology trends, and more. These interviews are designed to help our clients and members of the custom integration industry keep up-to-date with the latest news as well as learn from experts in the field.

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Watch Episode #68: An Industry Q&A with Michael Buckner

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Watch Episode #68: An Industry Q&A with Michael Buckner

This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Michael Buckner. Recorded live on Friday March 15th at 12:30pm EST.

About Michael Buckner

A Canton resident since youth, Michael got his start in the electronics industry 15 years ago selling TV’s at the local Walmart while attending Cherokee High School. Soon after, he moved up to commission sales at Circuit City and Hifi Buys. After graduating college, he became a regional trainer for Pioneer Electronics, traveling the country to share his knowledge of consumer electronics. After a few years of traveling, in 2006, Audio Intersection was created to bring the knowledge back home, and help local clients make better electronics purchasing decisions. He hasn’t slowed down since. Michael is a certified Control4 programmer.

Interview Recap

Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Michael Buckner

  • Michael’s background in the industry
  • What’s new with Bravas
  • Upcoming trends in the industry

Watch Episode #66: An Industry Q&A with Sean Weiner

Scaling a Custom Integration Business

Watch Episode #66: An Industry Q&A with Sean Weiner

This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Sean Weiner. Recorded live on Wednesday, Feb 27th, 2019 at 12:30 pm EST.

About Sean Weiner

Sean Weiner is currently the president of Starr Systems Design, an electronic systems and electrical contracting firm located in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1990 with a degree in Economics, spent two years as an installation technician at a Baltimore area audio/video and lighting systems contractor, another two years in sales with a Washington DC area custom retailer, and ultimately founded Starr Systems Design in the summer of 1994. Since that time, Starr Systems Design has grown from a 3 employee audio and video systems contractor to a 50 employee firm specializing in electronic systems, electrical contracting, and security systems. Sean is currently serving as the Chief Technology Office for Bravas.

Interview Recap

Here are some of the topics Ron had the opportunity to discuss with Sean Weiner

  • Integration of the electrical business with the CI business (lighting, controls, energy management, etc.)
  • Service programs and opportunities for the CI business
  • Using software for CI
  • Why scaling a CI business is hard
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