"The individuals receiving the AQAV awards have truly demonstrated the continual need for striving to put quality first in multiple phases of the project process," said Brandon Gramse, vice president, engineering and operations, GenComm, whose company sponsored the event. "It's reassuring to see members of the AV Industry making such a concerted effort to provide a better, more consistent quality product to end users."
"AQAV is a largely volunteer-run organization. Everything that we have done since inception has been accomplished through a motivated network of passionate industry supporters who understand the mission and vision of AQAV and the critical nature of the AV9000 standard," added Gina Sansivero, director of business development, education at FSR, AQAV board member, and winner of the Quality Volunteer Award. "These awards honor and recognize those who have been most influential to our growth and continued presence within the AV industry."
The 2018 winners are:
Mark Peterson Technology Manager Award for AV Quality Excellence
Benjamin Loy, CQD, Program Manager, AV Deployments, Google
Quality Champion Award
Tom Iasiello, CQT, CTS, Director of Managed Services, Vistacom
Quality Volunteer Award
Gina Sansivero, Director of Business Development, Education, FSR
Certificate of Recognition
Gisela Torino, CQD, CQT, CTS-I, Lead AV Technician, AVR