MINNEAPOLIS – February 1, 2021 – AVI Systems today announced the addition of Roger Patrick to the company’s senior leadership team. In this new role, Patrick becomes part of a talented group of industry leaders responsible for fueling the company’s growth as the largest employee-owned systems integrator in the audiovisual industry.
“I have known and trusted Roger for many years and he has a strong reputation in our industry,” said Jeff Stoebner, President and CEO of AVI Systems. “He is just the kind of leader we need as we continue to shape AVI for future growth and success.”
Prior to joining AVI, Patrick directed the growth of a top three systems integrator where he served as a Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he grew the business from a $40 million regional provider with 100 employees to a $350 million global provider with more than 900 employees. He also expanded the company’s service area in the United States to include all of Texas, as well as the Midwest, Rocky Mountains, California, and northwest regions of the country. Patrick has also held management roles as chief financial officer, director of managed services and in operations.
“As I contemplated my next career stop in the only industry I have known, AVI Systems was clearly at the top of my list,” said Patrick. “I’ve maintained a respectful and friendly competitor relationship with AVI Systems for many years and was aware of their tremendous commitment to culture and long-term stability. I have been amazed how aligned we are regarding our leadership styles and vision for building a company that evolves, grows and builds upon its stellar reputation as an industry leader.”
Patrick co-founded the GPA with its initial European partner to deliver consistency and scale to global customers in more than 50 countries. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Dallas. Patrick’s new role at AVI Systems begins on April 1, 2021.
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