In Commercial Integrator’s December issue, the magazine names AVI-SPL “Integrator of the Year.” Over the course of several interviews, Editor Tom LeBlanc talked at length to AVI-SPL CEO John Zettel and other members of the AVI-SPL team to discuss what drives the company’s successes, the importance of industry standards, and how it feels to lead the industry.
From Tom LeBlanc, editor of Commercial Integrator: “An integrator’s effectiveness can’t be entirely measured in revenue. So rather than leaning on data, we rely on conversations with these integrators, manufacturers and clients. Commercial Integrator ‘Integrator of the Year’ is a reflection of how impressed we are with the companies’ operations. That’s not to say we’re not impressed with AVI-SPL’s $550 million in projected 2011 revenue. But we chose it as ‘Integrator of the Year’ because of its profound impact on the industry. The sprawling organization – with 32 locations – sets a tone for the commercial integration industry.”