Frank B. Yarborough, President and CEO919.firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank is probably one of the most energetic, passionate people you will ever meet. He is a native of Cary and a 1986 Business graduate of NC State University who began his career selling technology with the likes of Harris Lanier Corporation and Canon. He knew he found his niche when he entered the creative and challenging audio-visual systems world in 1992. Every project was different, but his drive to match optimum solutions with exceptional customer service was not. Frank consistently outsold his quotas and took great care of his clients, but he had aspirations of starting his own company. He did just that in 1997 in the basement office of a friend’s corporation. After only five years, he received the Triangle Business Journal’s award for “Excellence in Sales” in the Research Triangle market. Remember that energy? Frank not only leads the company, but also manages client relationships and supports the sales team. He is CTS and EAVA certified and loves to lead and train others. He was the C-12 “Member of the Year” in 2009 and the recipient of the Cary Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award in 2010. If he has spare time, you’ll find Frank with his family, coaching a special needs baseball team, or playing drums.
Nick Sennert, Director of Operations919.email@example.com
A native of New York, Nick is a former marine (Oorah!) who received his degree in Business Administration then worked as a field service technician for Sperry Products, a manufacturer of x-ray, ultrasonic, and NDT equipment. He was named National Service Manager in 1988 where his vast duties included overseeing the training and skill development of all technicians, keeping up a comprehensive service and repair schedule, and so much more. After relocating to Raleigh, Nick was hired by Memorex Telex and later served as an Operations Manager for a local family-run business. At AVCON he is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of engineering, installation, safety, warehouse and inventory management, quality assurance, fleet maintenance, facility planning, cash flow management, contract review, and regulation compliance. With exceptional business savvy and focus, he sees the big picture like no one else and keeps the near and long term planning for the company in view at all times. Nick loves family, guitars, riding Harleys, and teaching the Bible.
Jim Dargan, Senior Account Manager919.firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim initially joined our team as a Project Manager where he excelled in serving our clients, but his professional demeanor, technical aptitude, and systematic problem-solving skills made him stand out as an ideal candidate for the sales team. His extensive background in both construction and technology make him an effective asset for customers, especially during the development phase of projects. His passion for customer service and personal excellence has allowed him to routinely exceed sales performance goals. Jim is CTS and EAVA certified and is still a licensed NC building contractor. He loves family activities, coaching youth football, gardening, and salt-water fishing.
Mike Dunn, Account Manager919.email@example.com
Mike is a graduate of Southeastern Free Will Baptist College where he prepared to serve Christian ministries in various capacities. While visiting churches on the east coast in the late 1990s, he observed how spiritual organizations of all sizes and worship styles were struggling to stay relevant. With his 20 years of expertise in designing practical technology solutions, Mike seeks to help these ministries strengthen their impact in the immediate community and in the world at large. At AVCON, Mike brings an unmatched convergence of passion and technical proficiency to the house of worship market and he’s also a great guy. When he’s not serving a client, Mike serves as an integral part of his church technical team, and he loves great hotdogs.
Ron Cunningham, Service Manager919.firstname.lastname@example.org
Not everyone gets complimented on a weekly basis for a job well done, but Ron does. He is our Service Manager extraordinaire, and clients are constantly calling to express appreciation for his help. His attention to detail and servant’s heart make him an important part of our team. Not only does the buck stop with him in that department, but he also trains and oversees the whole service team. He makes sure that each technician completes a comprehensive training protocol so they are fully prepared to repair and maintain our client’s investments. His dedication, strong work ethic, and positive attitude help make AVCON one of the premier AV companies in the area. When Ron is not driving an AVCON van, he enjoys family time, music, and a friendly game of cards.
Jeff Smith, Director of Technology and Systems Design919.email@example.com
Do you remember how the TV character MacGyver could make something useful out of practically anything using just his Swiss army knife? That’s Jeff. He has been with AVCON for over 15 years now and has been in the AV industry for over 28. His very diverse background includes everything from a Communications and AV Specialist in the Air Force to an Engineer at several television studios in Las Vegas. Jeff worked as our Manager of Engineering and Design for many years before becoming responsible for our communications and system needs in-house, as well as designing systems for new and prospective customers. Jeff’s experience with all aspects of AV, his knowledge of IT networks and infrastructure, and his elaborate resourcefulness make him a crucial part of our team. Jeff is CTS-D certified and has many other certifications from top manufactures in the industry. He and his wife have two grown daughters and one grandson, and Jeff enjoys spending time with them and volunteering with his church.
Delores Rowe, Office Manager919.firstname.lastname@example.org
After receiving her BS in Business Administration from Old Dominion University, Delores began her career in Office Management with one of the largest law firms in downtown Norfolk, VA. After a company transfer moved her family to NC, she expanded her skillset, which now includes accounting and human resources, as well as in-building and property management. She continues to learn new processes and programs that are essential to our growth in the industry and handles all of our accounts payable and receivables, benefits, notarial needs, and building maintenance. With over 30 years of experience, she is a thorough source of information for our employees and always the consummate professional. She currently resides in Cary with her cat Mattie and spends her free time caring for her mother. Delores has three sons, three grandsons, and a granddaughter on the way.