InfoComm Recognizes Malissa Dillman, Kramer Electronics Training & Education Manager, with 2013 Info

InfoComm International®, the leading professional audiovisual trade association, presented its Educator of the Year Award to Kramer Electronics' Malissa Dillman, CTS-D, CTS-I.

InfoComm International®, the leading professional audiovisual trade association, presented its Educator of the Year Award to Kramer Electronics' Malissa Dillman, CTS-D, CTS-I. The award was presented at InfoComm 2013, the largest professional audiovisual and information communications tradeshow worldwide, held at the Orange County Convention Center in FL. Malissa is the 21st recipient of this prestigious yearly award, and the first woman ever to receive the award.


Malissa is Kramer Electronics USA's Training and Education Manager. She has worked in the AV industry for over 12 years, during which time she has owned and operated an AV installation company, worked as both a regional sales manager and division sales manager at the dealer level, and served as a regional field sales engineer for a prominent communications company. She has brought this experience to the classroom to help others learn and expand their skill set. This past year, Malissa prepared 212 people to take their Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) exam, and also trained more than 200 industry professionals on key industry principles.

During the past year, Malissa also developed and perfected a successful Kramer road show program. This program offers regional educational opportunities for AV professionals to spend a full day earning up to 10 CTS renewal units, while gaining the most current and topical technology education available today. Malissa also created a popular webinar Analog Sunset, Digital Sunrise and authored a condensed version of Kramer's Introduction to Digital Technologies for Today's Pro AV Professional, which serves as an introductory-level training on today's complicated transition from analog to digital. Malissa was also a recipient of InfoComm's Women in AV Award at InfoComm in 2012 and was one of the first four women in the world to achieve both the CTS-D and CTS-I credentials.

"Malissa Dillman has been named InfoComm Educator of the Year because of her strong commitment to bettering the industry through the delivery of quality industry training," said David Labuskes, CTS, RCDD, Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. "Her deep commitment to the professional development of her students and her strong support of the industry are evident to everyone who encounters her."

"We are so proud of Malissa and all her achievements here at Kramer Electronics," said Clint Hoffman, CTS, VP of Marketing for Kramer Electronics USA. "She is extremely deserving of this award and of all the recognition and accolades that go along with it. Malissa is the best and we are very fortunate to have her as a part of the Kramer family."

The Educator of the Year Award is nominated by InfoComm's Professional Education and Training Committee (PETC) and selected by the InfoComm Board of Governors, to honor an individual who works to develop the skills and knowledge of others in the AV industry. Kramer Electronics is so proud and pleased that InfoComm chose Malissa Dillman as this year's recipient!

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