Dan Ferrisi
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Dan Ferrisi began his editorial career with Sound & Communications in November 2004 as Assistant Editor. He continued with the magazine in various roles until 2011. After six years editing The Music & Sound Retailer, Dan returned to lead the Sound & Communications editorial team in 2017. He has attended every InfoComm show since 2005, and he has a keen interest in the commercial AV segment.

Anthony Vargas
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Anthony Vargas is Sound & Communications’ Associate Editor. He has previously worked for Inked and Playboy, as well as for Byliner and Donadio & Olson, Inc.

David Danto
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David Danto has more than three decades of experience providing problem-solving leadership/innovation in media and unified communications technologies for various firms in the corporate, broadcasting and academic worlds. He now works as The Director of UC Strategy and Research for Poly, and is also the IMCCA’s Director of Emerging Technology. He oversees Sound & Communications’ “IoT” column and is the editor of IT/AV Report.


Contributing Editors

Pete Putman
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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 Stokes
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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
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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 Kleeger
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Technical Council member Douglas Kleeger, CTS-D, DMC-E/S, XTP-E, KCD, shares his more than 35-years of experience in the AV Industry with us by writing the monthly columns “What Would You Do,” “It’s Just Personal, NOT Business” and “Secrets to Success.” His diverse background includes working as a Consultant, Integrator, Location Sound Mixer, Recording Engineer and Business Owner gives him a unique perspective on the AV Industry and how it effects out lives.

David Lee Jr.
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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 Mapp
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United Kingdom-based Peter Mapp, PhD, 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.”

Pete Putman
pputman@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.”

Sound & Communications July 2021 digital edition
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