NSCA Announces Leadership Changes for 2016-2017

July 1, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, July 1, 2016 — The NSCA Board of Directors has elected a new president to its executive committee. Kelly McCarthy, president/CEO at Genesis Integration, will assume his role as NSCA Board of Directors president today: July 1, 2016.

A current NSCA board member, McCarthy plans to help NSCA continue its focus on the integration channel. “NSCA is our organization,” says McCarthy. “We’re going to continue to support integrators by helping them find ways to make more money, be more successful, and transform along with the changing industry.”

During his two-year tenure, he plans to grow NSCA membership and increase the level of member engagement. “Every member who engages with NSCA sees an enormous return on value from doing so,” McCarthy says.

McCarthy replaces Michael Hester, managing partner for Beacon Communications, whose two-year term as president ended on June 30, 2016. Hester will serve as the executive committee’s immediate past president, replacing Ingolf de Jong, president at General Communications.

Rounding out the executive committee are Michael Boettcher, CEO at Advanced AV, who joins the executive committee as secretary; David Ferlino, regional operations manager at Whitlock, who will serve as treasurer; and Josh Shanahan, president at Sport View Technologies, who will serve as vice president.

Eric Yunag, vice president of strategy at Convergint Technologies, also joins the NSCA Board of Directors today, beginning his first three-year term. He joins the following board members who continue their terms:

  • Ray Bailey, Lone Star Communications
  • Ron Prier, RPAV
  • Anne Sellers, Sensory Technologies
  • Rob Simopoulos, Advance Technology
  • Paul Thomas, Northland Control Systems

“We’re thrilled to have Kelly McCarthy become our president,” says Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director. “His decades of experience in all aspects of a systems integration business – from sales and technical roles to accounting – will provide the foundation for very strong leadership for NSCA.”

The NSCA Education Foundation welcomes new board member Lauren Simmen, regional sales manager at SurgeX. Simmen serves alongside officers Jeff Kindig of Harman (president), Stephen Kohler of Shure (vice president), and Catherine Shanahan of Shanahan Sound (secretary/treasurer). They will be joined by the following board members who continue their terms:

  • TJ Trojan, Synnex
  • Steve Emspak, Shen Milsom & Wilke
  • Ron Pusey, Communications Specialists Inc.
  • Kelly Perkins, AVI Systems
  • Mike Shinn, IMS Technology Services
  • Paul Cronin, Atrion Networking
  • Ingolf de Jong, General Communications Inc.
  • Laurie Englert, Milestone AV Technologies
  • Thomas Hansen, Bosch Security Systems

For more information about NSCA, visit www.nsca.org or call (800) 446-6722.

About NSCA
The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) is the leading not-for-profit association representing the commercial low-voltage electronic systems industry. NSCA is a powerful advocate for all who work within the low-voltage industry, including systems contractors/integrators, product manufacturers, consultants, sales representatives, architects, specifying engineers, and other allied professionals. NSCA is dedicated to serving its contractor members and all channel stakeholders through advocacy, education, member services, and networking designed to improve business performance. For more information, visit www.nsca.org.

About NSCA Education Foundation
The mission of the NSCA Education Foundation is to advance educational opportunities by providing scholarships and awards to assist existing professionals and those pursuing careers within the low-voltage electronic systems integration industry. The foundation is committed to the growth of the industry by providing access to the best education and latest techniques available. The NSCA Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, promotes and engages current and future electronic systems integrators in educational experiences to enhance the growth, professionalism and business skills needed in the electronic systems industry. For more information, visit www.nscafoundation.org.



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