Columbia, MD – Commercial Integrator magazine recently profiled AVI-SPL’s Jay Paul, vice president of quality control, on how he got started in commercial integration, advice he has to offer to fellow integrators and – most importantly – what movie best portrays his life. Commercial Integrator had questions and Jay Paul sure had answers. Catch the full article right here.
Tampa, FL – Our corporate headquarters hosted a Tampa Bay Rays Day and encouraged team members to show off their team spirit by wearing their Rays gear. We’re excited about the Rays clinching a wild card spot! Go Rays!
Austin, TX – AVI-SPL is excited to welcome Eric Headlee to its Strategic Accounts team as Vice President serving the healthcare vertical market. In his new role, Headlee will be based out of Austin, Texas, and be responsible for promoting and marketing AVI-SPL to healthcare hospital systems, service providers and healthcare organizations.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Eric to AVI-SPL,” says AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel. “Eric boasts more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare and video communications industry, having most recently led the medical systems integration sales business for Olympus America,” says Zettel. “The healthcare industry relies greatly on new technology and with AVI-SPL’s comprehensive product offering, we can meet those demands.”
Our Strategic Accounts team is primarily responsible for the business development for targeted vertical markets at AVI-SPL. Services include centralized procurement for audio and video systems integration, collaborative communication solutions, transactional sales, managed conferencing services, event staging and production, meeting management, and product rental.
To read more about this announcement, read the full press release.
Detroit, MI – Congratulations to our 2010 office of the year: Detroit!
To thank the team for all of their hard work, our COO Don LaNeve, plus our VPs of Integration Andy Olis and Chris Bianchet boarded a bus with the Detroit team and headed down to the Tiger Den restaurant in downtown Detroit. After dinner, the team walked down to watch the Tigers play the Angels at Comerica Park. The evening was capped with a Tiger’s victory and a fireworks show at the Stadium after the game. The following day, the office had a picnic at Kensington State Park with more than 50 employees and family members attending.
Here are a couple of photos of the outing:
Tampa, FL – At AVI-SPL, we treat our employees like family. That’s why we introduced a new employee campaign in 2011 called Total Wellness to promote healthy lifestyles among our team members. Krystle and I worked with our Human Resources team to challenge our coworkers to make healthier choices every day.
We’re just six months into the program, and we’ve already received lots of wonderful feedback from the employees. We’ve had an overwhelming amount of participation and we’re excited to share some of the wellness success stories with you.
One of the earliest Total Wellness challenges was to participate in an organized walk/run/race this spring or summer. The response to this challenge was impressive, especially among first-time race participants.
One of our favorite submissions comes from Lisa in our Ft. Lauderdale office. Here’s her story:
“I met my best friend Valerie at our first high school cross country practice in 1981. Through the years we’ve competed in 5Ks, 10Ks, ½ marathons, and mud runs, but the most memorable are the runs in between when we can run and talk for miles, sharing life’s ups and downs with each other. For me, there is nothing more therapeutic than a nice long run under the Florida sun!”
Go Lisa and Valerie! Thirty years and still going strong!
In response to the Total Wellness Challenge, our team members participated in a variety of races, including:
• Triathlon in Illinois
• 50-mile bike race in Dayton
• 10-miler in Baltimore
• Six days backpacking around Lake Superior
• 5Ks and 10Ks across the country to support a variety of causes, including Alzheimer’s Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Huntington’s Disease Society of America, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, American Cancer Society and many others.
To your health,