InfoComm International (Fairfax VA) has announced the 2016 recipients of its annual awards. Each year, InfoComm recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. In 2016, a panel of volunteers forming the InfoComm Awards Committee received nominations from across the AV industry and named winners for the Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement, Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV, CTS Holder of the Year, Educator of the Year, Women in AV and Young AV Professionals Awards. The Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year Award is bestowed by InfoComm staff. The Awards Committee did not name a winner of the Fred Dixon Service in Education Award for 2016.
“This year’s group of distinguished award winners represents the best and brightest in our industry,” said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, Executive Director/CEO, InfoComm International. “If there is one thing they all have in common, it’s their commitment to giving back to their fellow AV professionals; their commitment to mentoring, inspiring, leading, innovating and educating so that the whole industry benefits and continues to grow.”
Here are the winners:
Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award
President, Kramer Electronics USA
Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award
Dr. Roger Hajjar
Founder and CTO, Prysm
Women in AV Award (posthumously)
Rose L. Shure
Chairman, Shure Inc.
CTS Holder of the Year
Luke Jordan, CTS-I
Service and Small Systems Manager, Electro Acoustics Inc.
Educator of the Year
Jeremy Caldera, CTS-D, CTS-I
Lead Audiovisual Design Engineer, Zdi Inc.
Harald Thiel Volunteers of the Year
Christa Bender, CTS
Account Manager, Pivot Communications
Hope Roth, CTS
Programmer, Riordan Brothers
Young AV Professionals Award
Kelly Perkins, CTS
Marketing and Communications Manager, AVI Systems
Josh Srago, CTS
Design Engineer, TEECOM
All of the 2016 InfoComm Award winners will be honored in a ceremony immediately preceding the keynote address at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas, held June 4-10. For more information, click here.