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Verrex Asia Pacific Design Engineer Earns Mainland China's First Dual AVIXA CTS-I and CTS-D Certific

The global AV systems integrator announces Tristan Zhu 朱奕龙 is the first to hold dual certs in Mainland China

Shanghai China and Mountainside NJ USA / 5 November 2018 / Verrex, the AVIXA™ APEx-certified global provider of superior AV and UC technology solutions and experiences announced that Tristan Zhu, Verrex Shanghai-based Design Engineer, has become the first dual AVIXA CTS®-D and CTS-I holder in Mainland China. Mr. Zhu, who is part of Verrex’s global Design Engineer team, is responsible for pre-sales engineering of complex AV systems, ensuring clients are presented with proper solutions for their conferencing, collaboration, & communication goals. He is part of the company’s Asia Pacific team, led by Verrex APAC Director, Paul Cullum.


“When the depth of your understanding of AV technology is earned through industry-recognized and regulated certifications & training, you become a significant resource to clients, partners, and colleagues,” said Cullum. “We are here to be experts in our field to the fullest extent possible; anything less and we’re not fulfilling our promise of being a true partner. Tristan epitomizes this fundamental Verrex value. His dedication and drive, evidenced in his most recent AVIXA CTS-D and CTS-I certifications, raises our own company standards and standards within the Asia Pacific market overall in terms of AV. We are very proud of Tristan’s accomplishments.”


The professional audio visual industry’s accreditation is maintained and administered by AVIXA (Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association); CTS-D certifications, reserved for Certified Technology Specialist in Design, and CTS-I certifications, reserved for Certified Technology Specialist in Installation, are tracks in the association’s certification program for designing and installing audio visual systems. Out of the over 12,000+ global AVIXA certified ProAV professionals, there are fewer than 385 who have achieved dual CTS-D and CTS-I certifications. Zhu is the first in Mainland China.


Tristan Zhu has been in the Asia Pacific audio visual industry for over 10 years, and a Verrex Design Engineer since 2016. In addition to AVIXA’s CTS-D and CTS-I certifications, he has earned over 46 other Pro-AV credentials including: Crestron DigitalMedia Certified Designer (DMC-D) and Engineer (DMC-E); Crestron CTI-P101 Foundation of Crestron Programming; Dante Level 1, 2, and 3 certification; and Extron Control Professional (ECP) and XTP System Design Engineer certifications. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Science & Technology from HZAU (Hua Zhong Agriculture University) and a Master of Electrical and Communication Engineering from ECUST (East China University of Science and Technology). He is based at Verrex’s Shanghai, China office, part of the company’s global workplaces that also include New York, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, London, and Hong Kong.