Audio Command Systems, Inc. Announces Key Executive Promotions as Company Prepares for Continued Growth and Targeted Expansion
Veteran company executives have been promoted to fill new senior management roles at ACS, which has spent the past 40 years as the nation’s pre-eminent electronics integrator
For Immediate Release- February 22, 2016 – Audio Command Systems, Inc. (“ACS”) today announced a series of executive promotions intended to guide the company and shape its strategy in anticipation of continued growth and expansion. Joseph J. Calabrese has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Michael Grady and Engjell Berisha will serve as Co-Chief Technology Officers, and Thomas Clancy has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Residential Systems of the Company, which maintains offices in New York, Los Angeles, and South Florida.
“These executive management promotions for long-tenured and very talented leaders within ACS are extremely well-deserved,” said Audio Command Systems CEO Robert Kaufman. “The new configuration of an expanded senior executive team that includes Joseph J. Calabrese, Michael Grady, Engjell Berisha and Thomas Clancy, that further positions ACS for continued growth, both in our current market as well as underserved targeted new markets.”
The appointments expand the responsibilities of veteran ACS leaders at key positions within the company. Over the past several years, ACS has grown dramatically, expanding its IT, engineering, CAD and programming departments to meet the evolving entertainment and technology needs of its clients.
For 40 years, ACS has been recognized as one of the preeminent custom designers and integrators of residential and commercial technology systems in America, and ranked by CE Pro Magazine as a top company in the electronics systems contractor industry.
“Audio Command Systems is very proud to announce these changes in our leadership team, which will prove invaluable for our clients, business partners, vendors and our internal team of over 100 dedicated professionals,” said CEO Robert Kaufman. “ACS’ Programming Department, led by Michael Grady, a Crestron Gold Master Programmer and ACS’ Engineering Department led by Engjell Berisha, a CEDIA Certified Professional Designer, are among the largest and most capable in the nation. Their new collaborative positions as Co-Chief Technology Officers will keep ACS and their divisions firmly at the forefront of technology; and as a top leader in our industry. Mr. Berisha’s primary focus will be leading our design and engineering endeavors, and Mr. Grady’s focus will remain in software and advanced technical sales and support.”
ACS President Jonathan Flamm today congratulated outgoing Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President John Clancy, noting that his hiring by Crestron Electronics is a testament to the professionalism and talent at ACS. “ACS wishes our respected colleague much success at his new position with Crestron Electronics, on the manufacturers side of the business. All of us at ACS, including our team of engineers, programmers and salespeople, look forward to closely collaborating with John and the Crestron team moving forward in order to continue exceeding our clients’ expectations.”
About Audio Command Systems (ACS)
Established in 1976 by Robert Kaufman and Jonathan Flamm, ACS quickly attained national recognition and a track record of industry excellence. ACS has gradually transitioned from a focus on audio solutions to full home integration, with expertise in residential, commercial and networking technology solutions. As ACS expanded from New York to locations in Southern California and South Florida, and with over 100 professionals on staff, ACS’s reputation for designing and installing uniquely elegant systems for discerning clients has grown to nation-wide status. ACS’ dedicated Lighting Control and Shading Division is among the largest and best trained in our industry, and has grown exponentially over the past five years. As a Lutron Hall of Fame recipient, ACS’s lighting control capabilities, both Residential and Hi-Rise, far exceed those of our competition. With thousands of installations in elite homes and corporations across the globe, ACS’s responsiveness and depth of experience are unmatched.
ACS is a factory-authorized integrator of the ﬁnest A/V, Lighting Control, Motorized Shading, Network, and Home Automation equipment. ACS designs and integrates a wide range of systems, ensuring that today’s clients’ varying demands are met. ACS’s constant drive is to learn how home technology can improve life, while staying simple to operate and manage.
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