Extron’s Somers honoured

AUTHOR: Inavate

Extron’s vice-president of engineering, Steve Somers has scooped an award from InfoComm International for his contribution to the association.

Somers was presented the Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year award in recognition of his work as chairman of the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out Committee and Event from 1998 to 2001. Furthermore InfoComm described him as “the driving force” behind the creation and annual production of the accompanying Shoot-Out CDs and DVDs. During his tenure as Shoot-Out chair, he was also the Shoot-Out's engineering manager, directing and managing the technical design of the event from 1992 to 2001.

"Steve Somers has been a tireless champion of the A/V industry and InfoComm International," said Randal A. Lemke, executive director of InfoComm International. "From his service in the days of the Projection Shootout to his stellar teaching at InfoComm Shows, Steve has personified the ultimate InfoComm volunteer. It is InfoComm’s pleasure to honour Steve Somers with this award and also to thank Extron Electronics for supporting Steve in his volunteer service to the AV industry and the association."

Somers joined Extron in 1989 and has 36 years in video and 16 years in display development. He is a member of SID and SMPTE, as well as former CEDIA SME and SME Committee chair. Furthermore, he presents a variety of technical seminars for the information display market through InfoComm International, NSCA, and CEDIA. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member of the InfoComm Academy.