Spinworkz Pte Ltd is pleased to reveal the Members of the Jury Panel that had worked tirelessly behind the scenes to score the projects that were submitted. Spinworkz is doubly glad to say that the Jury was overall impressed with the projects submitted.
The Jury was provided with only the project information and pictures that were submitted. They were not aware of the SI companies involved in the projects and scored the projects on an individual basis, based on the category and budget range; and not in relation to a group of companies competing for the different categories.
In fact, the judges were not even aware who were the other members on the Jury Panel. We pride in doing this in this fashion- to ensure complete transparency and neutrality.
The judges hailed from Australia, USA and the United Kingdom and we thank them for taking some time off their busy schedule to help us in this Awards initiative.
THE JURY PANEL
The Judges on the Panel are: Jay Rogina, Principal, Spinitar-USA; Mark Hazell, Sales Director, ProAV-USA; Steve Jarvis, Commercial Director, Cordless Consultants Ltd-UK; and Michael Rutledge, Executive Director, Rutledge AV-Australia.
Jay has more than 30 years of managerial and technical experience in the support of customers at various top electronic firms. It is this experience which has allowed Jay to make Spinitar one of the preeminent system integrators and service providers in the audio-visual industry.
As a Principal of Spinitar since 1999, Jay focuses on providing Spinitar’s overall strategic direction and visionary leadership while fostering Spinitar’s strong customer, manufacturer and industry partner relationships. In addition, Jay oversees all of Spinitar’s Operations functions as well as the Systems Integration division of the company.
Jay’s visionary leadership was instrumental in transitioning Spinitar from a traditional AV equipment provider to a full-service audio-visual systems integration and communication technologies company.
Jay also served as the President of InfoComm International’s Board, and an Officer for four years, with an additional 6 years as a Board Member, making him well respected in the AV industry.
Spinitar, founded in 1986, is a leading systems design and integration firm dedicated to providing its clients with custom audio, visual and communication solutions and services. From pretty humble beginnings of selling very simple communication technology, Spinitar has grown up to become a highly regarded audio, visual, and communication technology integration firm. Spinitar sells, installs, and services a wide variety of communication technology for business, government, and education users. Today, 30 years later, ‘Spinitar’ has grown to a team of 100+ individuals.
Michael Rutledge’s working life has been just about audio visual technology. It is his passion. He has spent the last 37 years building Rutledge AV into Australia’s leading audio visual integration business. Michael started what was originally known as Rutledge Engineering in 1979 at a time when the Audio Visual Industry was in its infancy. Michael built the business from humble beginnings to an industry powerhouse taking on some of the largest and most prestigious audio visual technology projects in the country. His hands on approach and understanding of the technology and constant thirst for knowledge, coupled with business acumen and an entrepreneurial spirit has proven to be a winning combination.
Rutledge AV is a leading Systems Integration company that lives and breathes the concept of Engineering Excellence. The company is Australian owned and was established in 1979 and currently has 280 employees nationally, with an annual revenue of 100 million Australian dollars. Rutledge AV has seven offices across Australia. Some of the prestigious projects that the company has been involved in are the Melbourne Convention Centre Performance Venue, ABC Television, Perth Arena and Australian War Memorial. Some of its clients include IBM, Flinders University, Telstra, Qantas, ANZ and Lend Lease. The company has also won numerous awards for its AV engineering expertise.
Steve holds over 30 years of commercial experience in the workplace technology industry. Steve’s career started in Ericsson and he has since held a number of senior sales positions within Damovo, PTS Consulting, CS Technology and Glasshouse Technologies.
Today Steve is Commercial Director for IT and AV Consultancy Cordless Consultants; as well as for workplace strategy Consultancy Unwork. Steve leads the commercial presence and growth of both businesses in the delivery of holistic IT, AV and workplace consultancy, from strategy to delivery and on-going support.
Steve is acknowledged as a champion of workplace technology best practice and known for his extensive market knowledge of ICT Services, System Integration and Consultancy – in both the public and private sectors.
Founded in 1994, Cordless Consultants Ltd is an independent consultancy advising on the strategy, design, implementation and change management of workplace technologies. The team specialises in the field of emerging technology, as well as workplace IT and AV design and implementation related to building fit-out. Headquartered in London, Cordless has a twenty year heritage of providing advice, knowledge and inspiration to organisations, maximising technology ROI in the process of change. Its differentiator is its understanding of the technology impact on the built environment and the use of space by people – translating vision to reality through inspiring technology design.
Cordless has consulted for property companies, banking and finance companies, biomedical and health, insurance and technology companies.
Mark’s key responsibilities are management of all sales activity within proAV; growth of business development; management of key company relationships; involvement in key projects; development and implementation of strategy and innovation within the business and implementation of proAV’s Global projects and services structure as well as overseeing the delivery of proAV’s international projects. Mark has been with proAV since 2003.
proAV is a world leading audio visual and broadcast systems company, providing full end-to-end services to clients all around the world. With over 40 years unparalleled experience in this fast paced industry the company specialises in designing and building comprehensive solutions for all phases of AV integration.
Their award-winning audio visual solutions feature in over 70 countries and are designed to connect and unify organisations, their people, partners and staff, no matter where in the world they are.
proAV is privately owned with 300 employees and in FY2015-2016 its turnover stood at 60 million British pounds. Some of its clients are renowned names in the corporate field such as UBS, AON, Deutsche Bank, NOMURA, J.P.Morgan, AVVIV, KPMG, Citi and Google to name a few. proAV’s main office is based in the United Kingdom.