Back Stage

Unified Technology Systems

Scott Wood’s Road from ‘Helper’ to Senior VP of Unified Technology Systems

Scott Wood has gone from a glorified “helper” to senior VP for Unified Technology Systems, one of the largest employee-owned operations in AV, plowing his own road to AV success.

Chris Salazar-Mangrum, USAV

Chris Salazar-Mangrum of USAV Sizes Up Cybersecurity and Says It’s a Boon for Pro AV

Cybersecurity jobs among ways security and AV integrators can partner as part of combined association, according to Chris Salazar-Mangrum of USAV.

Verrex, Lisa Hensle

‘Strong, Powerful & Confident:’ Lisa Hensle’s Approach to Life (and Her Job at Verrex)

After losing her husband and child to pancreatic cancer, Verrex global managed services account exec. Lisa Hensle dedicates herself to doing good.

Diversified, Paul Catterson

Catterson Hopes Diversified’s Business Consulting Group Soars to New Heights

The Aspen Flying Club member is excited to lead a new division of CI’s 2016 Integrator of the Year Diversified, focused on staying connected to customers.

Verrex’s Shinn Goes Global by Moving Back Home

As the new director of global managed services, and NSCA Ignite ambassador, Michael Shinn hopes youngsters follow his path into AV management.

Like Father, Like Son: Freshman Follows in Dad’s Footsteps with InfoComm Program

Griffin Towne spent last summer working at M3 Technology Group and learned about the industry alongside his dad thanks to InfoComm International’s International Communications Industry Foundation (ICIF) program.

11 Unsung Industry Heroes of 2016

Our Back Stage profiles look at some of the people who are making this industry great, from behind the spotlight. Here are key takeaways from this year.

Why You’ll Probably Want to Hire this College Freshman in a Few Years

ICIF grant recipient Michael Hannum spent the summer before his freshman year in college learning integration and gaining plenty of AV and project experience.

How This AV Newbie Is Shaping the Future of the Industry

Jesse Scarborough looks to increase awareness of career opportunities in AV integration as chairman of fledgling InfoComm council.

Backstage with Harry Meade: An Expert in AV, Drumlines and Free Swag

Harry Meade’s passion for AV is matched by his love of competing internationally for drumline supremacy and desire to find the perfect tradeshow tokens.