INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Akintayo Adewole, Verrex

Akintayo Adewole has been designing audio visual and communications solutions for the last 18 years. With a BSME from Northwestern and an MSIS from NJIT, he’s always had a passion for applying engineering design principles to the creative presentation of information that is visually stimulating, engaging and memorable. As a professional photographer and filmmaker, he is a natural visual story-teller and working to introduce creative, immersive and experiential technologies within conferencing and collaboration applications.

Ray Bailey, Lone Star Communications Inc.

 Ray Bailey has been in the low-voltage industry since 1979, when he started as a technician for Audio Communications in Anchorage before joining Rauland as a district manager in 1986. There, he taught companies about selling techniques and trained them on the technical aspects of installation and troubleshooting. In 1991, he left Rauland and started Lone Star Communications in Grand Prairie, TX, to cover the Dallas-Ft. Worth market. Focused on quality and customer service over his entire career, Ray is obsessed with making the customer experience exceptional. He has also been involved in carrying this message to other companies through his membership with NSCA, where he currently serves as vice president.

Mike Boettcher, President, NSCA

Mike Boettcher, New Era Technology

Michael Boettcher became CEO of Advanced AV (now New Era Technology) in 2009. During his tenure, the company has transitioned from a traditional design-build integrator model into a service-oriented model with a full range of managed services. This critical shift has led to significant growth and achievements for the company, including recognition as a Top 50 Systems Integrator by SCN and an Industry Leader by Commercial Integrator. New Era Technology also received AVIXA’s elite APEx certification for industry excellence. Michael is an AVIXA member and an AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist (CTS). He is an executive member of the NSCA Board of Directors and holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Villanova University, where he was a student-athlete in the baseball program.

Dale Bottcher, AVI-SPL

Dale Bottcher has helped AV and IT technology managers realize their visions in all varieties of applications and environments – from large-scale training centers to flexible huddle rooms. Dale is passionate about customer relationship building, working closely with his teams to address clients’ complex video communications needs and deliver solutions under budget and on schedule.

Mike Bradley, ECD Systems, LLC

Mike Bradley is President and CEO of ECD Systems, LLC headquartered in Tempe, Arizona. Mike began his career in a sales role designing and installing Electronic Technologies for schools, hospitals and churches.

Following a 16 year career with Chambers in Phoenix, the last six as it's President and General Manager, Mike joined Safeguard Security and Communications where he has contributed his experience to help Safeguard expand it's business offerings, revenues and regional presence. Mike purchased the Safeguard Enterprise Integration Group in October 2014 and renamed the company ECD Systems, LLC. ECD Systems is now a leading security and systems integrator in the Southwest.

Brad Caron, SIGNET

Brad Caron has 30 years of experience in the systems integration industry. He has overseen SIGNET’s growth from $1.8 million to more than $30 million in annual revenue. He identifies future strategies, ways to recognize existing and recruit new talent, and ideas for leveraging the experience and expertise of SIGNET’s vice presidential team.

Christina DeBono, ClearTech

Christina De Bono is president of ClearTech, an integration company established in 1983. Christina has 23 years of experience in the commercial AV industry, holding key positions in sales and executive management. Christina has been on the Board of Directors for NSCA since July 2017.  She has served on other Boards including International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), LA Chapter and for the Association of Strategic Planners (ASP), L.A. Chapter. Christina is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.

Ingolf de Jong, GENCOMM

Ingolf de Jong is President/CEO of GENCOMM. He has been in the technology industry since 1979. Ingolf has donated his time to serve on several Industry Boards including NSCA, ISE, and PSNI. He is a member of the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, is serving as the Small Business Committee Chairman and is on the Board of Governors.

Kyle Habben, Electronic Contracting Company

Kyle Habben is president and CEO of Electronic Contracting Company, an integration firm providing AV, fire alarm, health care, and security solutions to customers throughout the Midwest. An NSCA Board of Directors member, Kyle brings 20-plus years of sales experience and has served the integration industry for over a decade. He has a B.S. in Industrial Distribution from the University of Nebraska at Kearney

Tim Hennen, IVCi LLC

In his role as the Chief Technology Officer at IVCi, Tim Hennen builds strategic client and manufacturer relationships, and implements new emerging technologies to ensure that sustainable ecosystems and profitable processes are being put in place. Prior to his current position, he successfully served a dual role as IVCi’s President of Enterprise Sales and Engineering, where he managed enterprise sales and sales support in addition to acting as company leader and spokesperson for audio visual and collaboration solutions. In his 17 years of experience with IVCi and his extensive knowledge of the industry, he is responsible for driving design excellence and for leading IVCi to be one of the premier AV integration companies in the US. Prior to joining IVCi, Tim worked as the Operations Manager at Advanced Sound Company, an organization focusing on the integration of large-scale audio systems.

Tom Leblanc, NSCA

Tom LeBlanc, NSCA's director of industry outreach and media channels, has supported the integration market since 2003. As editorial director of Commercial Integrator from 2010 to 2019 and in various roles at CE Pro before that, he specialized in developing content to help integration firms improve their businesses. At NSCA, LeBlanc is focused on sharing NSCA success stories and resources aimed at improving members' businesses.

Laurie MacKeigan, Backman Vidcom

Laurie MacKeigan is the president of Backman Vidcom, a graduate of Acadia University. After obtaining her Chartered Accountant designation with Deloitte in Halifax, Laurie spent 11 years in Bermuda working as the head of finance for a global investment firm. In 2014, she purchased Backman Vidcom with a goal of reviving the stagnant company. She and her team nicknamed the company “Backman 2.0” and set out to lead in the industry. The strategy has generated impressive results, with plans for more growth in the future

Jay Rogina, Spinitar

Jay Rogina has more than 35 years of executive management and technical experience in the support of customers at various top electronic technology firms. As a Principal of Spinitar since 1999, Jay focuses on providing Spinitar’s overall strategic direction and visionary leadership while fostering Spinitar’s strong customer, manufacturer and industry partner relationships. Jay is a graduate of DeVry Institute of Technology and holds managerial program certificates from LaVerne University, AFSMI and Dale Carnegie.

Dan Schmidtendorff, Communication Company of South Bend Inc.

Daniel Schmidtendorff is president and CEO at Communication Company, founded in 1976. The company began as a communications and sound company for the K-12 market. Today, it specializes in design, installation, and service of life safety, security, AV, and communication systems for the healthcare, education, and government markets. Since he purchased the company in 2006, Dan has grown Communication Company significantly in terms of staff size and gross revenue (more than a 168% increase).

Chuck Wilson, NSCA

Chuck Wilson is the executive director of NSCA, the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial electronic systems industry. He assists systems integrators with the challenges of today’s business environment, gives lectures and presentations on technology innovations at key industry events, and has been published in numerous leading trade journals

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