CEDIA Expo has announced the tour guides for the first-ever Design Connection Tour — David VanWert, principal of VanWert Technology Design and Joe Whitaker, president of Thoughtful Home Design and member of the CEDIA Board of Directors. The Design Connection Tour series will take place on September 6 and 7 during CEDIA Expo at the San Diego Convention Center, September 6-8.
Whitaker and VanWert will accompany designers, architects, and construction professionals around the show floor and to select exhibitor booths. Designers and integrators will have the opportunity to discuss future projects where they will display successful design and technology collaborations.
“David and Joe will bring different areas of expertise to the Design Connection Tours that will give design and construction pros a fluid introduction into CEDIA Expo,” states Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. “Tour participants will learn about brands and products that are relevant to them as well as the tech integration process, including installation and understanding clients’ tech goals.”
David VanWert’s 15 years of experience in the systems integration business makes him an expert in design, consulting, engineering, and project management for the home technology industry. VanWert specializes in understanding the complexities of integrated lighting, structured wiring, multi-room audio, home entertainment, HVAC, and master control systems.
As an active member of the CEDIA community and the Control4 tech community, Joe Whitaker brings 20 years of experience in custom systems integration and the design industry. He has played a key role in product development, creation, and pre-production testing with top manufacturers such as Origin Acoustics, Sony, Platinum Tools, Sanus, Nyne, Stealth Acoustics, Simply Reliable, Vanco, and more.
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