Director, AV Sales & Engineering, PIVIUM
John has over 42 years in the AV Industry including the disciplines of Design Engineering, AV/IT Consulting, Programming, Integration and Manufacturing. He is an AVIXA Academy Senior Faculty member since 1996. He is currently the Director of AV Sales and Engineering at PIVIUM, Inc. in Phoenix, AZ. John's experience started at Blonder Tongue Labs in NJ (1981-1983), Smith Meeker Engineering (1983-1986). John was an original Partner and Head of AV Consulting/Design with Shen Milsom & Wilke (1987-1994) and then a Principal at Cerami Associates (1994-1996) starting their AV Consulting/Design division. John was a Founding Partner and CEO of MDCI (1996-2018) leading thousands of Engineering and Programming projects throughout the globe. John was then recruited to join Guitar Center as the Director of Engineering for AVDG in California (2018-2021). John help guide and build the engineering and programming departments out to 5 offices across the USA. His AV project history covers over 6000 completed projects spanning corporate, residential, education, hospitality, government, and military environments. John was instrumental in the development of the CTS and CTS-D courses in the early 1990's and was awarded the InfoComm Educator of the Year in 2006. Fun fact, John and his wife Dana built (from the ground up) and operated the Award Winning Pairings Wine Bar Restaurant in Pleasanton, CA (2016-2021), as the recipient of the coveted Wine Spectator Award of Excellence in 2019.