Jim Maltese

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Co-Founder, CTS-D, CTS-I, CQT, DMC-D,E
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"These are the days of miracle and wonder." – Paul Simon

Jim is the president of AVR, as well as one of its founders. He has commissioned thousands of AV systems around the world with his AVR team, ranging from small conference rooms to some of the most complex and expensive installations in the world. He strives to continually improve not only the way AVR does AV, but how AV industry is viewed by others.

Working his way up through the ranks, Jim started as a rack fabricator in high school, and transitioned to a field tech and project engineer in the time between college degrees (BSME from MIT and MSME from Stanford University). When the opportunity arose to start a company with his father in 2001, he jumped at the chance.

In addition to leading the operations side of AVR, Jim sits on the Board of Directors of the Association for Quality in AV Technology (AQAV) and holds two certifications from them (CQD and CQT). Jim also is a Senior Faculty Instructor for InfoComm International and hold two certifications from them (CTS-D and CTS-I). He was awarded the Young AV Professional Award in 2009 from InfoComm, the first year it was awarded.

Jim is also known in certain Sound and Communication magazine circles, as “The Commish” where he pens a monthly column with the same name about his experiences as a commissioning agent in AV system.

Fun Facts

Jim is a General Class licensed amateur radio operator, N2NIW. His Mechanical Engineering major was balanced with a concentration in theater at MIT, and he is a lifetime member of Thespian Troop #276 from Mineola High School. He enjoys his family, reading, playing with his radios, being outdoorsy, pretending to play guitar, and creating terrible-looking wood carvings.