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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, NSCA

Michael Boettcher began his career in the industry in 2000, having served as CEO of New Era Technology – PA from 2009 - 2021. 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. Michael 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.

Kelly Bousman, AVI-SPL

Kelly Bousman has more than 20 years of experience in leading strategic marketing programs. She strives to give customers the insights they need to understand AVI-SPL’s value and digital enablement solutions portfolio. Kelly directs the department’s efforts to elevate the company brand in the global marketplace, generate demand and qualified leads, optimize online marketing, build alliances with vendors, and engage customers through field marketing. She’s also a thoughtful promoter of company culture, building awareness of core values and serving as an executive sponsor for AVI-SPL’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative.

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

Joel Harris, Navigate Management Consulting

Joel Harris concurrently serves as a Strategy and Business Consultant with Navigate Management Consulting and the COO for HB Communications (an NSCA member company). Over the past 20 years, Joel has led company growth by ten-fold through equal parts of organizational improvement, strategic transformation, and acquisitions. Joel is a veteran of the US Marine Corps and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University, an MBA from the University of North Carolina and completed Executive Education in New Product Development at MIT Sloan School of Management. He has also worked in engineering and strategic consulting positions with Marathon Oil, Ernst & Young, LLP, and Pfizer, Inc.

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.

Mat Hennings, MAc/CPA/MBA, Communications Engineering Company (CEC)

Mat Hennings joined CEC in August 2019 as the vice president of finance to strategically lead CEC’s financial management. He has a strong background in continuous improvement, Lean principles, financial reporting and analysis, and process development. This adds tremendous value to CEC’s forecasting and budget management. As the vice president of finance, Mat ensures that the company's work aligns with its financial future and strategic initiatives.

Amanda Herring, livingHR

Amanda Herring (she/her) has built a career around connecting with humans, contributing an empathetic marketer's mind to the world of work. As livingHR's Chief Experience Officer (CXO), she brings marketing, creativity, and strategic partners together to design humanized cultures and experiences that attract, retain, and connect talent to purpose.

With livingHR, Amanda produces a virtual monthly event series, Work Now + In the Future, which features a panel of thought leaders giving rise to discussions about everything impacting humans at work. Amanda also co-founded Fe league in 2018 to establish an inclusive league of women and allies focused on advancing women at work and in our communities.

Tom LeBlanc, NSCA

Tom LeBlanc, NSCA's Executive Director, 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.

Don Mastro, AVI Systems

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.

Eric Morris, Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc.

Eric Morris, CPA, has held senior financial positions for the past 30 years for private and publicly held construction companies. For the past 19 years, he has served as the CFO at Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers, Inc. Spending his career advising entrepreneurs on ways to take their organizations to the next level of success, he has been a featured speaker and panelist at many national conferences. He also holds Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional certifications.

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.

Josh Shanahan, SVT

Josh Shanahan is the CEO at Sport View Technologies (SVT) and Pro-Tech Management (PTM). As an accomplished executive leader with broad experience in IT services, information communication technology and low voltage electronic systems integration, Josh has built sustainable, recurring, direct and alternate channel revenue streams that produce consistent cash flows and positive annual returns for shareholders. Josh serves as immediate past president of the NSCA Board of Directors.

Dave Taccone, Spinitar

With more than 25 years of experience in controller, VP of finance, and EVP of finance roles, Dave Taccone has specific expertise in accounting, purchasing, warehouse, IT, human resources, contract law, banking, finance, day-to-day operations, strategic planning, and team performance. As the executive vice president of finance at Spinitar, he directs accounting, purchasing, and warehouse operations so he can provide strategic guidance as it relates to company growth and success.

Shaun Trudell, Automation Arts

Shaun Trudell is an experienced leader, with a focus on growing teams and building talent. He has been in the Audio-Video industry since 2004. A minority owner of Automation Arts as of 2020, and he has had many roles here to help the company grow. Shaun has been actively participating in leadership training for executives and developing strategic planning for the company’s growth. He has built an executive leadership team at Automation Arts, to help with management of specific departments. Shaun has a strong desire to always learn something new and appreciates open and constructive criticism. Having started in the industry as an installer, he has a lot of respect for workers in the trades and understands the importance of fostering their growth.

Chuck Wilson, NSCA

Chuck Wilson is the CEO 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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