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 


Casey Becker, 34 

Director of Engineering, DGI Communications 


Christopher Bensch, 32 

Audiovisual Support SpecialistPrinceton University 


Aaron Bever, 32 

Service and Install TechnicianConference Technologies, Inc. 


Katie Blough, 32 

Project Manager and Business Analyst, PSA/ USAV


Ben Boeshans, 32 

Senior ConsultantIdibri 




Nic Burton, 33 

Zoom Eco-System Partner Relations ManagerStarin 


John Day, 40 

Founder, AV Hero 


Jason Dilliard, 39 

Installation Technician, Tier II, Vistacom 


Aiden Divelbliss, 15 

Student, South Range High School 


Adam Dox, 37 

PresidentAdvanced Video Group, Inc. 


Zachary Gamez, 32 

Lead Audio/Visual Systems CoordinatorFederal Reserve Bank of Dallas 


Brian Giardini, 39  

Operations ManagerTRITECH Communications  


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 


Kylie Holm, 30 

Director of Marketing, Neurilink 


Ryan Jahnz, 33 

Systems EngineerTierney 


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  


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 


Ryan Scott, 35 

Design EngineerVerrex 


Eric Schiffman, 38 

Senior Field EngineerUSIS AudioVisual Systems 


Justin Schwartz, 40 

CEO and Owner, SAGE AVT 


Alexandre Simionescu, 38 

Principal, Float4 and RealMotion 


Jimmie Singleton, 24 

Senior Learning Environments Support AnalystUniversity of Southern California 

@jimy_singleton and @itsjoesjoe 


Mathew Slack 

Service Designer – Digital Workspace, CIBC 


Alana Smith, 33 

Director of Legal and ComplianceHB Communications  


Andrew Smith, 30 

DesignerBrightTree Studios 


Chelsea Summers, 29 

AV Design EngineerRoomReady 

@summers_chels and @room_ready 

Nick Vershon, 31 

Design EngineerSolutionz, Inc., Southeast 


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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Craig MacCormack is the former executive editor of Commercial Integrator (2011-2021). He's a veteran journalist with more than 25 years of experience covering local and national news and sports as well as architecture and engineering before joining Commercial Integrator.

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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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