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Trade Show Special: Interviews at the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour in Boston



The AV Life Crew member Corey Moss, Owner at Convergent AV, talked with various exhibitors on the Almo Pro A/V E4 AV Tour show floor – from well-known commercial AV companies NEC Display Solutions, Peerless-AV, Legrande/Middle Atlantic – to Centricity, a managed services provider.

You will hear Corey’s interviews with the following companies (in order):

NEC Display Solutions – Orchestrating a Brighter World, leading manufacturer of projectors and displays  

Peerless-AV – Leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of audio visual solutions

Mimo Monitors (new Almo partner) – Small touchscreen solutions for conference rooms, digital signage, transportation and more

Almo Professional A/V nobox – Open new opportunities “beyond the box,” expand your business and bottom line

Middle Atlantic/Legrand (new Almo partner) – Trusted infrastructure foundation for ultimate system reliability, longevity and performance

Centricity – Enables you to scale your business with confidence by providing you with a range of services that are tailored to your specific needs.

ATEN – Specialized in connectivity and management solutions in information technology, professional audio/video (this is a discussion of HDBaseT Certification Training at the E4 AV Tour)


Episode 81: When #AVisLife and #BaconisLife are The Life at InfoComm 2018 – The Exhibitors



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett and Michelle Loret as they welcome their guests:

Melody Craigmyle – Vice President of Marketing, Pro A/V Division at Almo Professional AV
Penny Sitler – Marketing Manager at Draper, Inc.
Peter Herr – Associate Director, Global Marketing, Systems Group at Shure, Incorporated
Tim Bigoness – Chief Marketing Officer at D-Tools, Inc.
Todd Eddy – Vice President of Global Commercial Sales at Stewart Filmscreen
Michael Fencil – Commercial Sales & Marketing Director at Leon Speakers
John Antanaitis – Chief Marketing Officer at ZiipRoom 

Listen as all of the guests talk about what their companies will be doing at InfoComm 2018. 

Melody kicks things off on this show, as well as with Almo at the Opening Reception at InfoComm. The #BaconisLife part? You just have to listen in for that as it’s a continuous theme of this one – to go along with InfoComm 2018 (and #AVisLife of course).

Will there be any “scoop drops” (the Katye McGregor Bennett kind) on this one? We hope (we hope). 

At the end of the show, the guests play the “lightening round” – make sure to stick around to check it out. 

Sit back, plug in and enjoy the conversation that these InfoComm 2018 exhibitors are bringing to this show – and of course always be living…

The AV Life. 


Episode 59: Holiday Party Edition II – Bringing a Year of AV Cheer (Part 1)



(See episode with pictures on convergentav.net)

Join co-hosts Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett, Megan Powers and George (Santa) Fournier as they welcome their guests for the second annual holiday episode on The AV Life.

The guests joined in four separate groups, here in Part 1 you’ll hear those in groups one and two.

In group one we have:
Randy Pagnan – President/Owner, and Brandy Alvarado – Marketing and Business Development Manager at rp Visual Solutions 
Penny Sitler – Marketing Manager at Draper, Inc.
Adrian Doughty – National Sales Manager at Nureva
Apryl Lamberti – Director of Business Development – Hospitality at Almo Professional A/V

Corey hosts the first group as Adrian Doughty begins by talking about some of the big things taking place with Nureva, Randy and Brandy (who were re-named for the show) talk about the business as well as a recent big project, Apryl Lamberti discusses a number of things happening in Almo Professional A/V’s Hospitality Division, and Penny Sitler talks about some of the big occurrences for Draper, from the rebrand to the launch of their new website. An “unplanned guest” joins in, and the group gets to answer a trivia question about a company that has been in the industry for a very long time.

Group two brought us two InfoComm 2017 Award Winners, 4 CTS-Duals, and a woman who flies drones professionally and may have qualified as a wiring nightmare.

Bill Nattress (CTS-D, CTS-I) – Director of Channel Strategy – Paging at Biamp Systems  (CTS Holder of the Year)
James Maltese (CTS-D, CTS-I) – President at Audio Visual Resources  (Educator of the Year)
Paul Zielie (CTS-D, CTS-I) – Manager, Enterprise Solutions at Harman Professional
Jake Corlett (CTS-D, CTS-I) – Regional Manager – North Central at Biamp Systems 
Christina Engh – COO at UAS Solutions Group

Katye takes over hosting group two (after keeping her dog Jackson from grabbing her antlers) talking with all about how they are, what they’re doing and why Christina is dressed the way she is. Last year’s ugly sweater winner Jake Corlett decided to let someone else win this year. Paul talks about what he had to leave to join all on the show, James might be looking to go for the contest wins, and brings a very good AV and data conversation to the show. Bill discusses how he’s winding down for the year, and talks wine and music too. A true AV and drones trivia question for this group, listen in.

Sit back, plug in, and enjoy Part 1 of The AV Life holiday show!