Patrick C. Whipkey Announced as New Director of USAV
WESTMINSTER, CO – APRIL 25, 2019 – USAV, a division of PSA, today announced the addition of Patrick C. Whipkey as the director of USAV. In this role, Whipkey will directly impact the success of USAV by cultivating relationships with integrators, manufacturers, service provider partners and associations within the network, as well as managing programs and collaborating with the management and executive teams on the overall strategic direction of USAV.
Prior to joining PSA, Whipkey spent ten years with IMS Technology Services, a USAV integration group member company, where he held multiple roles, most recently serving as the director of project management. “IMS was instrumental in my growth, I felt like as the company grew so did I,” said Whipkey. “I’m looking forward to continuing my work in the proAV industry through a different lens with the USAV team.”
Whipkey also brings with him over 19 years of proAV industry experience serving the commercial and residential sectors. He developed a passion for AV when he started his own DJ “business” at age 13, and after graduating from LaSalle University, he accepted his first proAV role with a small commercial company out of Southern New Jersey; Dynamite FX. Following his time at Dynamite FX, Whipkey spent three years at HiFi House where he learned the residential side of the industry.
“His passion for technology, his continued drive to push the industry forward and his ability to build relationships with people in the industry truly highlighted the strengths of what Patrick brings to the team,” said Chris Salazar-Mangrum, managing director of USAV. “Our mission here at USAV is always to empower our members to become the most successful integrators in the markets they serve and Patrick’s depth of experience working with a highly effective, growing systems integrator aligns perfectly with that goal.”
USAV is a division of PSA, the world’s largest systems integrator consortium made up of the most progressive security and audio-visual systems integrators in North America. Combined, PSA members boast over 400 branch locations, employ over 7,500 industry professionals and are responsible for over $4.5 billion annually in security, fire, life safety and pro audio-visual installations. USAV bonds pro audio-visual affiliates together as an elite industry team. With integrator members through the U.S. and Canada, partnerships with top pro AV manufacturers and service providers, and alignment with leading industry associations, the advantage USAV provides is unparalleled by any other industry association. USAV integrators provide clients with the benefit of a nationwide network of pro AV specialists and personal relationships with local AV experts. For more information, visit www.usavgroup.net.