AVIXA hands out awards to QSC and Equipson at InfoComm 2021

Individual awards were given to Equipson's Juan Jose Vila and QSC's Cory Schaeffer at InfoComm 2021 in Orlando.

Cory Schaeffer (pictured below) was named this year’s recipient of the Adele De Berri Pioneer of AV award from AVIXA, the Adele De Berri award highlights the AV and information communications industries by recognising pioneers who made scientific breakthroughs resulting in new AV technologies that impacted the manufacture and sales of novel products enjoyed by audiences worldwide.

AVIXA hands out awards to QSC and Equipson at InfoComm 2021

“The impacts of Cory’s contributions to AV are evident across the industry,” says Anna Csontos, executive VP, CMO, and chief of staff, QSC. “She possesses the hallmarks of a transformational leader and pioneer including deep technical knowledge and experience, a strategic mindset, and a passion for championing and mentoring others.” 

Juan Jose Vila (pictured above), CMO and COO of Spanish AV manufacturer Equipson, was the recipient of the Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year Award.  The award is bestowed by AVIXA staff in recognition of those who go above and beyond normal duties to contribute to the Association's mission.

"AVIXA is able to make a difference in the AV industry due to the dedication of our volunteers," said David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, CEO of AVIXA. "Juan is a shining example of someone who is generous with his time – believing in and supporting the CTS (Certified Technologist Specialist) program and presenting to students about careers in the exciting world of AV. On behalf of AVIXA, congratulations to Juan on this well-deserved award."

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