TAMPA, Fla. Aug. 24, 2010 – AVI-SPL, leading provider of audio video communications solutions, today announced the retirement of AV industry pioneer and AVI-SPL President Stephenie Scanlon. After her retirement in September, Scanlon plans to remain with the company as a consultant for special projects and initiatives.
“Stephenie and I have worked closely to develop strategies that allowed for our great success at AVI and now AVI-SPL,” said Marty Schaffel, executive chairman, AVI-SPL. “We would never have accomplished a fraction of what we have done without Stephenie’s skills,” Schaffel added. “While Stephenie will remain active with this company in the years ahead, her daily presence will be sorely missed. I will personally miss her great work ethic, passion for greatness and perfection, and dedication for the success of all AVI-SPL employees and customers.”
Scanlon initially joined legacy Audio Visual Innovations (AVI) in 1986, working as a sales representative for the Rental Services division. Her role with the company quickly expanded to include systems sales, human resources, and sales and marketing management.
In 1998, Scanlon launched the e-commerce and national telesales division, Projector People/AV Marketplace. She also led the creation of AVI-SPL University (AVI-U), the company's annual employee development and training initiative and customer event.
Since her promotion to president in 2005, Scanlon has managed the company’s marketing and corporate communications, AVI-SPL's e-commerce and transactional business units, and key supplier relationships. Additionally, she is responsible for corporate and sales administration, as well as vertical market-focused sales teams.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my long career at AVI-SPL. It’s been exciting and rewarding to see this company and industry really take off over the years and I know there are only substantially greater things to come,” said Scanlon. “I will deeply miss all the relationships I’ve made with colleagues, employees, manufacturers and clients during my career.”
• Scanlon Biography: http://www.avispl.com/company/bio_sscanlon.asp
• AVI-SPL Blog: http://blog.avispl.com/
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Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., AVI-SPL is the result of a merger between Audio Visual Innovations (AVI) and Signal Perfection, Ltd. (SPL). In aggregate the company has more than 40 years of experience completed more than 25,000 installations globally, providing clients with innovative audio and video communications solutions with backed by a strong tradition of high quality and exceptional customer service. As the largest global integrator for audio and video communications systems and services, AVI-SPL is uniquely positioned to deliver the most comprehensive line-up of presentation collaborative solutions, including: managed conferencing, systems integration, sales and rentals, complete staging and production, managed conferencing, IP integration and event management. For more about AVI-SPL, visit www.avispl.com.
Jessica Spicer | AVI-SPL
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