USAV, a division of PSA, today announced the addition of Patrick C. Whipkey as the director of USAV. In this role, Whipkey will directly impact the success of USAV by cultivating relationships with integrators, manufacturers, service provider partners and associations within the network, as well as managing programs and collaborating with the management and executive teams on the overall strategic direction of USAV.
Prior to joining PSA, Whipkey spent ten years with IMS Technology Services, a USAV integration group member company, where he held multiple roles, most recently serving as the director of project management. “IMS was instrumental in my growth; I felt like as the company grew, so did I,” Whipkey said. “I’m looking forward to continuing my work in the proAV industry through a different lens with the USAV team.”
Whipkey also brings with him over 19 years of proAV industry experience serving the commercial and residential sectors. He developed a passion for AV when he started his own DJ “business” at age 13, and after graduating from LaSalle University, he accepted his first proAV role with a small commercial company out of Southern New Jersey, Dynamite FX. Following his time at Dynamite FX, Whipkey spent three years at HiFi House where he learned the residential side of the industry.
“His passion for technology, his continued drive to push the industry forward and his ability to build relationships with people in the industry truly highlighted the strengths of what Patrick brings to the team,” said Chris Salazar-Mangrum, managing director of USAV. “Our mission here at USAV is always to empower our members to become the most successful integrators in the markets they serve and Patrick’s depth of experience working with a highly effective, growing systems integrator aligns perfectly with that goal.”