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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 #104: An Industry Q&A with Erick Burton

In this weeks home automation show of Automation Unplugged, industry leader and VP of Western Audio/Video, Erick Burton shares his background as a custom integrator and how him and his business are approaching this pandemic with stride.

Watch Episode #104: An Industry Q&A with Erick Burton

This week's show features our host Ron Callis interviewing Erick Burton. Recorded live on Monday, March 30th, 2020, at 3:15 pm EST.

About Erick Burton

After meeting David Wilson of Wilson Audio as a teen over 25 years ago, Erick was inspired by David’s passion and began spending his time experimenting with audio and custom installations. In 1999, Erick began his career in Salt Lake City when he joined Audition Audio as an installer. The following year, he founded The Media Room. Although The Media Room ultimately failed, Erick says that the lessons he learned led to his career as an independent AV contractor specializing in estate level projects and interior design.

Later in 2014, Erick joined San Francisco-based integration firm, Western Audio/Video, where here is now a partner and Vice President. WAV was founded in 1977 and while their roots are with high-level residential AV integration, they’ve transitioned into a firm with an 80/20 focus on commercial AV over the last five years.

Interview Recap

  • How Erick and his team are handling the challenges brought by COVID-19.
  • How Erick's unique experience with Cystic Fibrosis prepared him, his family, and company to stay safe during this pandemic
  • Why Erick limits his media consumption and ways he limits anxiety during these stressful times
  • Erick's thoughts on preparing for the new normal after the Coronavirus pandemic is cleared
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