David A. Silvermandsilverman@testa.com
A publishing veteran, David has been editing magazines and books in AV and related fields for more than 40 years. David is the former Associate Publisher of Audio Visual Communications and PEI magazines, and created and edited the first InfoComm (then NAVA) Trade Show Daily in 1977. He was named as Adjunct Faculty for InfoComm International in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Anthony Vargasavargas@testa.com
Anthony Vargas is Sound & Communications’ Assistant Editor. He has worked for Inked Magazine and Playboy Magazine, as well as for Byliner and Donadio & Olson, Inc.

Matt Van Dyke • mvandyke@testa.com
Matt Van Dyke is Sound & Communications’ Editorial/Social Media Coordinator.

Contributing Editors


Shonan Noronhasnoronha@testa.com Shonan Noronha, EdD, Media Resources, an independent producer and training consultant, works in collaboration with corporate communications, HR, IT and AV departments of large enterprises to deliver multimedia content across disparate networks. Shonan is credited for the information mapping and GUI design of interactive content distributed via the internet and on a variety of media. She is also the author of books and articles about television, AV, instructional technology, multimedia and music. Shonan authors the monthly “Sign Age” column. In addition, Shonan is Editor of IT/AV Report.

Pete Putmanpputman@testa.com
Pete Putman, CTS, is the president of ROAM Consulting L.L.C., which provides training, marketing communications and product testing/development services to manufacturers, dealers and end-users of displays, display interfaces and related products. He has an MS degree in Television and Film, is a Senior Academy Instructor for InfoComm and was named InfoComm’s Educator of the Year for 2008. Pete is a  member of The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Society for Information Display (SID). Pete authors the monthly column, “AVent Horizon.”

Jim Stokesjstokes@testa.com
Jim Stokes has worked in all aspects of AV media since 1960, on both the business and production sides. He has designed and built recording studios as well as a heart/lung electronic diagnostic amplifier for listening to heartbeats and respiration, used for patient education in hospitals. In addition to being an AV technician for two Minnesota community colleges, Jim was recognized by the American Lung Association with two first-place national public relations awards for radio spots he produced about respiratory health.

 

Technical Council


Joseph Bocchiaro III • jbocchiaro@testa.com

Joeseph Bocchiaro, PhD, CStd, CTS-D, CTS-I, ISF-C, has worked in the technology side of building design and systems integration for more 30 years, primarily with audiovisual/IT systems. As a Principal Consultant for The Sextant Group, he works with clients such as architects and owners to create sophisticated technology implementations. Bocchiaro was also VP of Standards and Industry Innovations for InfoComm International. He holds degrees in Electro-Optical Engineering, Film Studies, Media Studies and Educational Technology, and has contributed to Sound & Communications for more than 20 years.

Douglas Kleegerdkleeger@testa.com
Douglas  Kleeger, CTS-D, DMC-E, XTP-E,  KCD, a member of the  audiovisual industry for more than 30 years, is the owner of AudioVisual  Consulting Services (www.avcs.us), Marietta GA. His diverse background has given him  expertise in the selling, designing, installing, servicing, and renting of  commercial and consumer audiovisual systems. He authors the monthly “What Would  You Do?” and other columns.

David Leedlee@testa.com
David Lee, PhD, is CEO of Lee Communication Inc., Orlando FL. A licensed minister, David has an extensive academic background in the field of communications, and more than 25 years of experience as a systems integrator,  specializing in houses of worship. Concentrating on international projects, he has covered more than 50 countries, including projects in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and the United States. David writes the monthly “House of Worship: Business,” and is a member of Sound & Communications’ Technical Council.

Peter Mapppmapp@testa.com
United Kingdom-based Peter Mapp, FASA, FAES, is principal of Peter Mapp Associates. A chartered engineer and physicist, he is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society. Peter was named the 2009 NSCA University Educator of the Year. He authors the monthly “Sound Advice”.

Shonan Noronhasnoronha@testa.com
Shonan Noronha, EdD, Media Resources, an independent producer and training consultant, works in collaboration with corporate communications, HR, IT and AV departments of large enterprises to deliver multimedia content across disparate networks. Shonan is credited for the information mapping and GUI design of interactive content distributed via the internet and on a variety of media. She is also the author of books and articles about television, AV, instructional technology, multimedia and music. Shonan authors the monthly “Sign Age” column. In addition, Shonan is Editor of IT/AV Report.

Pete Putmanpputman@testa.com
Pete Putman, CTS, is the president of ROAM Consulting L.L.C., which provides training, marketing communications and product testing/development services to manufacturers, dealers and end-users of displays, display interfaces and related products. He has an MS degree in Television and Film, is a Senior Academy Instructor for InfoComm and was named InfoComm’s Educator of the Year for 2008. Pete is a  member of The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE) and Society for Information Display (SID). Pete authors the monthly column, “AVent Horizon.”

Tony Warnertwarner@testa.com
Tony Warner, CTS-D, CSI CDT, LEED AP, is director of the Audio-Visual Design group for RTKL, a 60-year-old worldwide planning, architecture, design and creative services organization. Based in Baltimore MD, he has worked on projects for such clients as the US State Department, the US House of Representatives, the National Institutes of Health and the US Naval Academy. Author of “Architectural Perspectives,” he is a member of Sound & Communications’ Technical Council.

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