StefanWEST CHESTER, PA – January 23, 2011 – Advanced Audio Visual Sales, Inc., the area’s leading audiovisual integrator, has announced the addition of Stefan Schade as Director of Engineering.
Stefan Schade brings a career of experience in unified communications, global videoconference operations, technology, telepresence, AV and VC system design, project management and global systems deployment. As the new Director of Engineering, Stefan will have overall responsibility for engineering, drafting, programming, and sales support. “I have the responsibility to coordinate the activities of the various parts of the engineering team and to foster communications providing improved end-results and increased profitability. I am focused on increasing communications between the engineering team and the other departments,” states Schade.

Stefan most recently, and over the past five years, worked in the Unified Communications organization at Merck. Prior to that he worked in the Audio-Visual/Video-Conferencing groups at Merck and at Wyeth(Pfizer). The relationship between Advanced Audio Visual Sales, Inc. (AAV) and Stefan has a long history that evolved over the last 10 years as he was developing the AV and VC standards for Merck. AAV was the integrator on several large projects that Stefan managed at Merck including the expansion of the Upper Gwynedd facility and the opening of the Cokesbury campus.

Stefan’s approach to his new position as Director of Engineering is enhanced by the relationship that developed over the past 10 years with AAV. “I’m extremely excited to be able to share my knowledge and experience with the exceptional team at AAV. The exciting changes in our industry including new, more robust networks supporting HD video, remote access and control system improvements, and ever-increasing device resolution demands are a challenge just waiting for a great team like Advanced Audio Visual to embrace.”

About Advanced Audio Visual Sales, Inc.

Since its establishment in 1985, Advanced AV has demonstrated a commitment to long-term customer relationships and constant training and growth opportunities for its industry-leading personnel. Advanced AV has long proven its dedication to transforming clients’ technology objectives into reality. Today its engineered systems can be found in boardrooms, conference centers, classrooms, auditoriums, and many other venues that have benefited from the company’s sound, video, and networking expertise.

Headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Advanced AV has evolved with the advancement of technology into a specialized integrator of professional audiovisual systems for business, education and government in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. as well as servicing their clients globally.