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Stow, OH 05-20-2009 Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, announces that Steve Savanyu, A-T Director, Educational Services, has been awarded status as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor for InfoComm Academy. InfoComm Academy is the educational body of InfoComm International®, the trade association serving the professional audiovisual and communications industries.

Savanyu joined Audio-Technica in 2000 and, prior to his current positions, has held the titles of Market Manager, Installed Sound, Broadcast & Theater; and Marketing Manager, Training and Seminars. He formerly owned and operated Stonewood Studios, an audio/video production company in Geneva, Illinois. Savanyu is also involved with Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses on audio production. Building on the experience he gathered in these capacities, Savanyu brings a thorough understanding of the importance of hands-on education initiatives and consistent communications efforts to his current roles at Audio-Technica and in his new capacity as Adjunct Faculty Instructor with the InfoComm Academy.

“The InfoComm Academy program is dedicated to teaching the A/V body of knowledge for the betterment of the audiovisual industry and its customers,” stated Melissa Taggart, InfoComm Senior Vice President for Certification, Education and Standards. “InfoComm looks for the best minds in A/V and business to present relevant coursework that provides practical knowledge to the industry that will keep them up-to-date on technology trends. Our knowledgeable faculty members are critical to the success of this program, and we are grateful for their participation.”

“We are very proud of Steve and what he continues to accomplish here at A-T,” stated Greg Pinto, Audio-Technica Vice President, Marketing. “Steve has the right knowledge and experience to be of great service to the A/V industry as a whole, so it is very fitting that he is named Adjunct Faculty Instructor for the InfoComm Academy. It is an honor that Audio-Technica can have a presence within this institution, and we look forward to Steve and A-T continuing to push the industry forward with such honors and initiatives.”

About the InfoComm Academy and the Faculty Program
The InfoComm Academy Faculty Program was created to recognize the contributions of its corps of dedicated instructors and to contribute to their professional development. In doing so, InfoComm provides students with the highest quality training from the industry’s leading technical experts. Faculty members are nominated by the InfoComm Professional Education and Training Committee (PETC), with final selections made by the association’s Board of Directors.

With more than 50,000 enrollments since 1997, InfoComm’s audiovisual education and certification programs are the A/V industry’s leading professional development resource. InfoComm Academy offers an extensive range of A/V courses designed and taught by InfoComm’s expert faculty members representing the entire spectrum of technical, sales, management and professional disciplines. Courses are taken online, at the Fairfax, Virginia headquarters, around the world and at InfoComm, which will next take place June 13-19, 2009, in Orlando, Florida. Last year’s show had more than 8,600 course registrations. On any given day, there are over 3,000 students enrolled in InfoComm training and certification. InfoComm also licenses certain curricula to companies and organizations and provides contract training on location by request.

About InfoComm International
InfoComm International® is the international trade association of the professional audiovisual and information communications industries. Established in 1939, InfoComm has 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals, from more than 70 countries. InfoComm International is the leading resource for A/V market research and news. Its separately administered Certified Technology Specialist (CTS®) credential sets a standard of excellence for A/V professionals. InfoComm International is the founder of InfoComm, the largest annual conference and exhibition for A/V buyers and sellers worldwide. InfoComm also produces trade shows in Europe, Asia, China and India. Additional information is available at

Celebrating over 45 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

—For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: