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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.

Matt Barnette, PSA

In his new role as chief executive officer at PSA, Matt Barnette is committed to providing industry leading products and exceptional customer service in everything he and his team executes. His teams are motivated to provide the best product, services, and support in the industry. With over 30 years of experience in management and executive roles, Matt is a seasoned veteran in the physical security industry. He travels internationally to attend and present at seminars and conferences focused on commercial and government security; the emergence of electronic security in IT; cyber-security; and the emerging IoT standards.

Mike Boettcher, President, NSCA

Michael Boettcher, New Era Technology

Michael Boettcher became CEO of Advanced AV (New Era Technology – PA) in 2009. During his tenure, the company has transitioned from the traditional design-build integrator model into a service-oriented one with a full range of managed service offerings. 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. NET – PA also received InfoComm’s elite APEx certification for industry excellence. Michael is an InfoComm member and an InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS). He holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Villanova University, where he was a student athlete in the baseball program. He’s also President of the NSCA Board of Directors.

Siddharth "Sid" Bose, Ice Miller's Data Security and Privacy Practice

Siddharth “Sid” Bose is an attorney in Ice Miller's Data Security and Privacy Practice. As part of Ice Miller’s Data Security and Privacy Practice, Sid counsels clients on various data security and privacy issues dealing with Internet of Things (IoT), SaaS, cybersecurity and regulatory compliance, and data breaches. Prior to becoming an attorney, Sid worked as an IT systems engineer. He is a current board member of the Central Indiana Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). He is also a volunteer with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) working group on IoT Security, Upgradability, and Patching. As part of the working group, Sid participates in discussions on the impact of IoT devices and the need for a secure lifecycle approach to IoT devices. Sid is also a former co-chair of the Indianapolis Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

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.

Brad Dempsey, Solutions360

Brad Dempsey, CEO of Solutions360, has 33+ years of international project and financial management experience in the technology industry. Brad began his career as a technology consultant in 1979 at TRW Data Systems, followed with positions at Prime Computer Ltd., Apollo Computer Ltd., and Sequent Computer Systems (Canada) Ltd. In 1988, he founded Solutions360 Inc. Solutions360 is an NSCA Business Accelerator.

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

Tim Hennen, Digital Labor Solutions (DLS)

In his role as chief executive officer at DLS, Tim Hennen helps integrators in the audiovisual, security, and low voltage industries meet growing customer demands through scalable technical services and focus on stable growth. Previously, as chief technology officer at IVCi, he successfully built strategic client and manufacturer relationships and implemented new emerging technologies to ensure that sustainable ecosystems and profitable processes were being put in place. He is Secretary on the NSCA Board of Directors and Chair of NSCA’s Emerging Technologies Committee.

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

Don Mastro, Spinitar

Don Mastro has over 35 years’ experience in the audiovisual and visual communications industry specializing in the development of large global enterprise account technology planning and implementation projects. Don has worked with industry giants in all vertical markets with logos like 3M, Mayo Clinic, Coca-Cola, Emerson, Anadarako Petroleum, Invesco, Bank of America, NBC Universal, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. He has served on the AVIXA Board of Governor’s as an industry expert and currently serves on the NSCA Board of Directors.

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.

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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