Matthew J. Derderian, CTS of Zasco Productions LLC, based in Chicopee, MA, has earned his certification from InfoComm International. He is the fifth employee of Zasco Productions to earn this designation. By achieving this credential, Derderian has displayed the self-confidence, professionalism and integrity needed to succeed in the field. With agreement to a code of ethics pledging truth, accuracy and a commitment to excellence in all aspects of the profession, CTS-holders are recognized as trusted providers of services to customers of AV technology.
"As audiovisual equipment has become more sophisticated, there is increased need for professional services to assure the highest performance levels of communications technologies," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director, InfoComm International. “Employers in the public and private sectors can be confident that AV professionals holding the CTS credentials possess the necessary skills to implement audiovisual best practices, processes and procedures anywhere in the world.”
"It's one thing to say you know something, but yet another to have your knowledge and experience tested against a standard." said Zasco Productions President, Michael W. Zaskey, CTS. "I am thrilled that Matt is the fifth member of our team to be CTS certified. He has worked extremely hard developing his skills, starting as a part-time technician and moving up to a full-time supervisory position last summer. Having CTS certified technicians on our staff separates us from the competition, and demonstrates our commitment to continuing education and technical excellence. "
Day to day, Matt Derderian serves as Warehouse Supervisor at Zasco Productions, while on show site, he excels as a video projectionist, LED display technician, and audio systems technician.
The International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) United States representative, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), has accredited InfoComm’s CTS, Certified Technology Specialist – Design (CTS®-D) Certified Technology Specialist – Installation (CTS®-I) credentials under ISO/IEC 17024. ISO/IEC 17024 establishes a global benchmark for the certification of personnel. ANSI accredits standards developers, certification bodies and technical advisory groups to both the ISO and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). InfoComm is the only organization within the audiovisual industry to earn ANSI accreditation for its personnel certification program, setting the industry standard for competency and quality in the AV industry. InfoComm has also received recognition from the National Certification Commission of the United States, the only AV-related certification program.
More than 9,000 AV professionals are currently InfoComm certified.
About the Certified Technology Specialist Credential InfoComm’s Certified Technology Specialist, Certified Technology Specialist –Design and Certified Technology Specialist – Installation are the only audiovisual certification programs accredited by the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO) United States representative, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Accepted by the U.S. Veterans Administration for reimbursement under the Montgomery G.I. Bill, InfoComm certification programs are designed to establish and maintain widespread credibility for the audiovisual industry and the professionals who perform the work.
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