2017 Press Releases

Verrex Rising Stars Named as 2017 “40 Under 40” AV Industry Influencers

Commercial Integrator names three employees of the global AV systems integrator to its fourth annual list of the next generation of industry leaders

CI 40 Under 40 2017 

MOUNTAINSIDE-NJ / 14 September 2017 / -- Verrex, the APEx-certified global provider of superior AV technology solutions and experiences announced that three of its rising stars have been named a Commercial Integrator magazine 40 Under 40 AV Industry Influencer. Commercial Integrator, a ProAV publication, announced this year’s next generation of industry leaders in its September issue, highlighting AV professionals under the age of 40 who are making significant contributions to their companies and the industry as a whole. CI’s 40 Under 40 is composed of young, talented people nominated by a peer in the industry. The 2017 CI 40 Under 40 included Verrex’s Jack Hoopingarner (36), GMS Service Desk Manager; Brandon Meyers (34), Project Engineer; and Alexander Taveira (38), Senior Project Manager.

“We are extremely proud of Jack, Brandon, and Alex,” said Thomas Berry, Jr., CEO of Verrex. “These are rising stars who have readily embraced leadership roles within the organization. They all exemplify Verrex’s key value of being a true partner to our clients; what I find equally gratifying is how they have applied this value to being a true partner to their colleagues as well. Congratulations to CI’s entire 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. We look forward to working with you, alongside you – and one day possibly, for you.”

Jack Hoopingarner, CTS, GMS Service Desk Manager
Nomination excerpt: End-users’ adoption of technology requires capable support, which is a vital responsibility Jack fully embraces. Promoted several times during his tenure, Jack’s dedication and mentorship have contributed to enhanced Service Desk processes, faster resolution times, team growth, and exceptional client experiences. “I am honored to be recognized by both my colleagues and the industry as a whole,” said Jack. “In an industry of ever changing technology and offerings, the future will be led by the generations to come. I look forward to the future, not only of my career, but the exciting changes in technology to come.”

Brandon Meyers, CTS, Project Engineer
Nomination excerpt: When clients repeatedly request Brandon be assigned to projects, they cite superior technical, communication, and leadership skills – traits that contribute to their success. Equally impressive when Brandon’s colleagues overwhelmingly nominate him for Verrex’s Employee Recognition award for the same reasons. “It's been an honor to be mentioned with the 2017 class and great so see such a mix of young talent recognized,” said Brandon. “Working at Verrex has provided me with the platform I have been after to expand my skills and a team with the technical depth to grow with. I look forward to pushing the boundaries in AV in the years to come.”

Alex Taveira, CTS, Senior Project Manager
Nomination excerpt: In this industry, effective Project Management requires a unique set of “fortes”: AV, Construction, IT, Finance. Alex has mastered this tricky combination through self-motivated training, certifications, and an ambition that has led him to increasingly complex projects and a senior role.“It’s an honor to be recognized in our industry alongside such great talent,” said Alex. “Congratulations to all who made this year’s CI 40 under 40. Looking forward to working with the next generation of AV talent.”

Notes to Editors

For more information please contact Theresa Hahn at thahn@verrex.com or +1 908 664 8391.

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