Extron VP of Engineering Steve Somers Wins Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year award
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"Steve Somers has been a tireless champion of the AV industry and InfoComm International," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director, 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 honor 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."
Steve Somers joined Extron in 1989 and has 36 years in video and 16 years in display development. His involvement in Extron’s product development over the past 20 years significantly augmented the explosive growth of the company during a time of unprecedented technological advances in information display. A member of SID and SMPTE, as well as former CEDIA SME and SME Committee Chair, he presents a variety of technical seminars for the information display market through ICIA, NSCA, and CEDIA. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member of the ICIA Academy.