Follow These Young AVTweeps! The 40 CI Influencers Under 40 Class of 2020

Our 7th collection of young stars in the IT & AV installation industry highlights those who make a difference for their companies even in turbulent times.

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Follow These Young AVTweeps! The 40 CI Influencers Under 40 Class of 2020
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If there’s any good news these days across the AV integration industry, it’s that the future is in some impressive and hard-working hands.  

This year marks the seventh year we’ve put together a collection of young superstars across the integration world and this year’s list features some of the youngest people we’ve ever had—including a high school sophomore who spent his free time at InfoComm 2020 Connected. 

As with previous years, this year’s 40 Influencers Under 40 features stand out individuals from integrators, programmers and consultants as well as a few people we just couldn’t keep out of the mix. 

In an industry that’s been filled with a lot of tough news to swallow since mid-March, please make sure you take time to celebrate this moment of positivity and get to know as many of the people on this list as you can. They represent the future of the AV and IT space—and that’s a good thing. 

Congratulations to all 40 of this year’s influencers. They join an impressive club that features plenty of alumni who have taken over the industry in many ways. We expect the same from this group. 

Click on the name to learn more about why we chose each AVTweep

Will Amos, 40 

Director, Digital Media GroupDiversified 

@wamos80 and @DiversfiedUS 

Alberto Ayulo, 40 

Senior VP and General ManagerAVI-SPL 

@avisplinfo 

Casey Becker, 34 

Director of Engineering, DGI Communications 

@dgi_comm 

Christopher Bensch, 32 

Audiovisual Support SpecialistPrinceton University 

@bensch_chris 

Aaron Bever, 32 

Service and Install TechnicianConference Technologies, Inc. 

@CTIAV 

Katie Blough, 32 

Project Manager and Business Analyst, PSA/ USAV

@USAVGroup 

Ben Boeshans, 32 

Senior ConsultantIdibri 

@Idibri 

 

 

Nic Burton, 33 

Zoom Eco-System Partner Relations ManagerStarin 

@starin_mkg 

John Day, 40 

Founder, AV Hero 

@avherohq 

Jason Dilliard, 39 

Installation Technician, Tier II, Vistacom 

@vistacom_inc 

Aiden Divelbliss, 15 

Student, South Range High School 

@aidenkidav1

Adam Dox, 37 

PresidentAdvanced Video Group, Inc. 

@advancedvideogr 

Zachary Gamez, 32 

Lead Audio/Visual Systems CoordinatorFederal Reserve Bank of Dallas 

@buzcg 

Brian Giardini, 39  

Operations ManagerTRITECH Communications  

@TRITECHComm 

Kasie Grant, 38 

Business Development AssociateBaker Audio Visual 

@Kasie_Facey and @BakerAudio  

Thomas Hall, 25 

Business and Sales Development ManagerAspen Custom Electronics, Inc. 

@TommyMHall and @aspen_ce 

Jarrod Hillman, 35 

OwnerHillman AV 

@avpreneur 

Kylie Holm, 30 

Director of Marketing, Neurilink 

@Neurilink 

Ryan Jahnz, 33 

Systems EngineerTierney 

@TierneyHQ 

Max Johnson, 28 

Channel Partner ManagerNSCA  

@MaxNSCA and @NSCA_systems 

Maxim (Max) Kouznetsov, 36 

Manager of Project DeliveryPepperDash Technology Corporation 

@MKouznetsov and @PepperDash 

Brandon Krepel, 35 

Technical Solutions Director, TSI Global Companies, LLC   

@brandonkrepel and @global_tsi 

Kari Martinez, 22 

Live Sound EngineerWater of Life Community Church  

@TheKariMartinez 

Narin Nara, 31 

Digital Video Producer, AVIXA 

@narinternet and @AVIXA 

Chon Nguyen, 37 

Founder and CEO, Newgentek 

 

Aaron Peterson, 34 

Solutions EngineerMechdyne Corporation 

@_AVAP and @Mechdyne 

Zach Potter, 34 

Director of SalesCCS Presentation Systems 

@ZachPotterTE and @ccsprojects 

Pat Scott, 38 

Field Integration SupervisorRed Thread 

@RedThreadSpaces 

Ryan Scott, 35 

Design EngineerVerrex 

@Verrex 

Eric Schiffman, 38 

Senior Field EngineerUSIS AudioVisual Systems 

@USIS_AV 

Justin Schwartz, 40 

CEO and Owner, SAGE AVT 

@AVSage 

Alexandre Simionescu, 38 

Principal, Float4 and RealMotion 

@float4_mtl 

Jimmie Singleton, 24 

Senior Learning Environments Support AnalystUniversity of Southern California 

@jimy_singleton and @itsjoesjoe 

 

Mathew Slack 

Service Designer – Digital Workspace, CIBC 

@slack_mathew 

Alana Smith, 33 

Director of Legal and ComplianceHB Communications  

@hbcomm 

Andrew Smith, 30 

DesignerBrightTree Studios 

@BTreeStudios 

Chelsea Summers, 29 

AV Design EngineerRoomReady 

@summers_chels and @room_ready 

Nick Vershon, 31 

Design EngineerSolutionz, Inc., Southeast 

@SolutionzInc 

Derek Wilson, 33 

President, Diem Digital 

Matt Wilson, 33 

Director of MarketingMcCann Systems 

@wilsonmat612 and @McCannSystems 

This article was originally posted on Aug 17, 2020

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  • Michael says:

    What a great list of under 40s to follow, real inspiration and creativity come from those younger than 40, well younger than 30 usually!

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