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Electrosonic Expands AV Systems and Video Conferencing Business with Acquisition of New York-Based Excel Media Systems

Jim Bowie and Robert Menell

Burbank (March 31) – Electrosonic is pleased to announce its acquisition of systems integrator Excel Media Systems Inc. The company will become part of Electrosonic’s corporate solutions business, offering meeting room and video conferencing systems with full after-sales services from offices in New York City.

The acquisition expands Electrosonic’s corporate solutions business in the New York tri-state area and allows the company to better serve its international clients with local offices. Electrosonic’s breadth of AV systems knowledge and project management expertise will ensure that Excel Media’s customers will continue to receive the highest level of service and support.

“We are excited to bring Excel Media’s talented team to Electrosonic,” says Jim Bowie, President of Electrosonic Group. “Together we will continue to expand and develop our systems and service offerings.”

“Both our companies have decades of systems experience. By building on our strengths we will provide the highest value for our customers,” added Robert Menell, founder and owner of Excel Media, himself with more than 30 years of experience, who will continue within Electrosonic as the Director of Sales for Corporate Solutions.

“Excel Media has many long term clients and an excellent reputation acquired over many years for supplying quality meeting room systems,” adds Colin Lemmings, VP of Corporate Solutions. “This fits well with our goal to provide our global clients with local support and to deliver innovative, standardized, high-quality systems and after sales services in any region at competitive prices.”

Electrosonic­ continues to expand and invest in its core markets of entertainment, control rooms and corporate solutions, providing custom integrated systems and a variety of service offerings including on-site personnel and maintenance contracts.

About Electrosonic
Electrosonic is an international AV company with a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has through its 47 year history developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Electrosonic brings a unique breadth of experience to each project; backed by solid engineering skills, project management and quality production facilities. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic can provide a wide range of services including consultancy, technical design, maintenance and operational support. Visit
http://www.electrosonic.com

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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