AV Week isn’t just about giveaways — it’s about educating everyone about the AV industry. In keeping with this theme, we’re asking our employees various trivia questions all week. To add to the fun, we’re giving away cool prize packs, too!
Here are this year’s AV Trivia Questions:
Q: List all four cities on the tour schedule for the AVI-SPL 2011 Technology Expo series.
A: Chicago, IL; Tampa, FL; Washington, D.C.; Long Beach, CA
Winners: Jessica Bridges from Customer Service; Prisca Villa from Atlanta Integration; Mei Zhang from Marketing; Rodney Laney from Procurement; and Chris Valido from the Control Room Group.
Q: Name one of the five AVI-SPL Guiding Principles of Customer Service.
A: Fix the problem, not the blame. Never say “I don’t know.” The customer is never an interruption. To the customer, YOU are the company. Listen, don’t just hear.
Winners: Rebecca Voigt from Creative Learning; Jay Riol from Procurement; Patty Bell from Columbia, MD Integration; David Harris from the Control Room Group; and Gail Fitzsimmons from Human Resources.
Q: The Control Room Group recently partnered with AGC Networks to bring control rooms to which country/region?
A: Indian/Indian Ocean Region
Winners: Merida Toala from K-12 Education; Jennifer Sanderson from Atlanta Integration; Peggy Loiseau from Marketing; Maneesh Kumar from Chicago Integration; and Jan Knapik from Tampa Integration.
Q: What major business magazine included AVI-SPL in their “Fastest Growing Private Companies” list?
A: Inc. Magazine
Winners: Bob O’Neil from Chicago Integration; Abby Russell from Procurement; Mary Schwerin from Chicago K-12 Education; Sheri Bywater from San Francisco Integration; and Robert Jagielski from Dallas Integration.
Q: AVI-SPL is supported by private equity firm Silver Lake. Name one other company they’ve invested in.
A: Silver Lake funds’ portfolio companies include or have included technology industry leaders such as Allyes, Ameritrade, Avago, Avaya, Business Objects, Flextronics, Gartner, Gerson Lehrman Group, Instinet, Intelsat, Interactive Data Corporation, IPC Systems, MCI, Mercury Payment Systems, MultiPlan, the NASDAQ OMX Group, NetScout, Nobao Renewable Energy, NXP, Sabre Holdings, Seagate Technology, Serena Software, Skype, Spreadtrum Communications, SunGard Data Systems, Thomson, UGS, and Vantage Data Centers.
Winners: Rusty Wagner from Dallas Integration; Robert Thomsen from the Control Room Group; Patrick Coyne from Dallas Integration; Jhomara Morales from Procurement; and Chris Morisette from Outsource in Michigan.
Q: AVI-SPL’s Rental division offers two portable AV solutions for events of 10-150 people. What are these “boxed” solutions called? (Name one.)
A: Meeting-in-a-Box and Gig-A-Box
Winners: Ron Schall from Pittsburgh Integration; Eddy Cooper from Virginia Beach Integration; Jana Gerber from our Outsource team in Michigan; Rita McWilliams from Creative Learning; and Elaina Ryan from Inside Sales.
Q: Our largest outsource team is located at the headquarters of a Fortune 50 company in Michigan. What is the company’s name?
A: Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan
Winners: Nick Felty from Dayton Integration; Dorene Bartz from St. Paul Integration; James Eich from our Outsource team in Michigan; Mario Porto from Long Island Integration; and Randy Bonham from Strategic Accounts.
Q: What does NSCA stand for?
A: Check back this afternoon!
Check back all week to see more trivia questions and answers, and for a complete list of winners!