Amid the pandemic, AVI strengthens service to clients in North America
Chicago — Oct. 1, 2020 — The nation’s largest employee-owned systems integrator, AVI Systems, today announced key investments in its broadcast portfolio with the addition of long-time broadcast expert James L. Skupien. Based in Chicago, Skupien provides AVI a diverse skill set of working for broadcast and production companies, manufacturers and resellers.
“Joining the team at AVI was a natural fit because the culture and mentality that’s ingrained here values oneness both internally and externally,” Skupien said. “It’s readily apparent the broadcast experts at AVI are dedicated to helping our customers reach their goals and exceed their expectations.”
With more than 30 years dedicated to the industry, Skupien has worked with major media outlets including ABC, NBC, PBS, Scripps Television, Sinclair and many others. He served as a trusted adviser to the technical teams at these organizations, ensuring their broadcast systems kept pace in an everchanging industry.
“I was looking for an industry leader who could join our Chicago office but support our broadcast customers nationally,” said Pete DeBenny, sales manager at AVI Systems in Chicago. “Jim has a varied skilled set and multifaceted perspective that will help our customers build scalable broadcast systems. Given his experience working with top manufacturers in this field, his knowledge will go a long way and we’re happy to welcome him to AVI.”
Skupien worked with dozens of manufacturers and broadcast companies throughout his career, which complements AVI’s 400+ partners. This network enables AVI to source potentially thousands of products for broadcast projects of any size. What’s more, in a time of uncertainty, AVI’s financial stability provides the bonding assurance needed for commercial broadcast projects.
“Even at our size in the industry, we carry zero debt. We can bond any project our clients bring to us,” said Jeff Stoebner, president and CEO of AVI Systems. “We share financial information upon request to back up our claims. No company you look at will come close to AVI Systems — guaranteed.”
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About AVI Systems
AVI Systems offers the largest global footprint for audiovisual and unified collaboration technology. As a stakeholder of GPA, the largest delivery organization in 50+ countries, AVI provides the standardization, speed to market, and simplicity that enables enterprise organizations to achieve better outcomes. As a 100% employee-owned company, AVI has the most highly credentialed professionals in the field, who help us deliver unparalleled support to our clients in health care, finance, education, government, and beyond.