Frank B. Yarborough, President and CEO919.email@example.com
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. Frank was inducted into the Miracle League of the Triangle Hall of Fame for serving as a head coach with the league for 10 years, and is still going strong.
Nick Sennert, Director of Operations919.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Terence O’Neill, Production Manager919.email@example.com
Terence started working in the audio-visual world in 2010 after leaving the financial industry in New York City. He obtained a business degree from the University of Buffalo and received his certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2015. Terence relocated to the Triangle in 2016 and came to work with AVCON in 2019, where he’s using his training and skills to successfully manage multiple projects. Terence exceeds customer expectations during each step of the project lifecycle. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the project management and installation departments. When he’s not at work, you can find Terence on the golf course, coaching his son’s sports teams, and spending time with his wife and twin daughters.
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.
Nathan LePere, Engineering and EHS Manager919.email@example.com
Originally from Colorado, Nathan and his family moved to Raleigh in 1983. After receiving a culinary degree from Wake Tech, he was head chef and regional franchise manager for a small restaurant chain. In 1998, Nathan changed gears and began his audio-visual career as an installation technician, quickly learning system configuration, programming and design. His work at Strategic Connections from 2001 to 2006 allowed him to experience and master each role in the commercial a/v business: sales, engineering, purchasing, programming, project management, installation, commissioning, staff training and professional development. Since moving to Avcon in 2006 as Manager of Applied Engineering and EHS Manager, Nathan has brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the AVCON team. He’s also CTS, Crestron, BiAmp and OSHA30 certified. In his time away from work, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family, playing bass and producing music, and sharing his expertise as a certified firearms instructor.