USAV, a division of PSA, has appointed Patrick C. Whipkey as its Director. In this role, Whipkey will cultivate relationships with integrators, manufacturers, service provider partners and associations within the network. He will also manage programs and collaborate with the management and executive teams on the overall strategic direction of USAV.
Prior to joining PSA, Whipkey spent 10 years at IMS Technology Services, where he held multiple roles, most recently serving as the Director of Project Management. “IMS was instrumental in my growth; I felt like as the company grew, so did I,” Whipkey said. “I’m looking forward to continuing my work in the pro AV industry through a different lens with the USAV team.”
Whipkey brings with him more than 19 years of experience serving the commercial AV and residential AV sectors. He developed a passion for AV when he started his own DJ “business” at age 13, and after graduating from LaSalle University, he accepted his first AV role with Dynamite FX, a small commercial company out of Southern New Jersey. Following his time at Dynamite FX, Whipkey spent three years at HiFi House where he learned the residential side of the industry.
“His passion for technology, his continued drive to push the industry forward and his ability to build relationships with people in the industry truly highlighted the strengths of what Patrick brings to the team,” Chris Salazar-Mangrum, Managing Director of USAV, added. “Our mission here at USAV is always to empower our members to become the most successful integrators in the markets they serve, and Patrick’s depth of experience working with a highly effective, growing systems integrator aligns perfectly with that goal.”