Meet Azione Unlimited’s New Education Committee

Chester Springs, PA – September 18, 2023 – Azione Unlimited, The Smart Home Association™, proudly announces the establishment of its new Education Committee. This strategic move emphasizes Azione Unlimited’s relentless commitment to serving its members, empowering innovation, and solidifying its position as a dynamic collective that shapes the future of custom integration. The newly created committee will consist of one chair and five to six members – all of which do not hold the title of owner. This important distinction was designed to focus on the perspectives of different layers of a team and make sure each voice is represented at the table.

While the detailed goals of the Azione Unlimited Education Committee cover many of the significant needs of the group, the aggressive statement being transmitted to the industry is that “Azione Unlimited will lead the pack in education,” stated Patrick McCarthy, Director of New Business Development and Member Services. “Our tentpole for 2024 is education, and assembling some of the most intelligent minds in our community in one committee is our most vital asset. The future for how our members ingests education is three-dimensional, and it is pivotal that our core foundation has a multitude of ideas, cultures, and wisdom. In unveiling our dynamic Education Committee, Azione Unlimited is not merely making a commitment; it’s igniting a movement.”

The early goals the Azione Education Committee are dedicated to fulfilling include the following:

  • Enrich Learning Opportunities: By reviewing and endorsing educational materials, we ensure our members can access the latest knowledge and resources to thrive in a rapidly evolving industry.
  • Amplify Member Voices: We will represent our members’ voices by explaining diverse needs and aspirations through collaborative initiatives, ensuring our offerings are designed for their success.
  • Shape the Future of Meetings: Our committee will influence the design of our conference education, ensuring that it aligns perfectly with industry trends and emerging technologies.
  • Secure Influential Keynote Speakers: Expect to see renowned thought leaders at our events as our committee works tirelessly to bring the most influential voices to our stage.
  • Deliver Cutting-Edge Webinars: Collaborating with Azione Unlimited’s dedicated staff, we will provide webinars packed with valuable insights and practical knowledge from business coaches, vendors, and brilliant minds.
  • Introduce Technician Pay Scale Grading: To further professionalize the industry, we are developing a standardized technician pay scale grading system to recognize and reward excellence.

As the newly appointed Chair of the Education Committee, Jeff Rodgers, Sales Engineer for One-Touch Automation, exuded enthusiasm for this pivotal initiative, stating, “I am thrilled to be part of this transformative journey. Education is the cornerstone of our community’s growth and prosperity. It empowers individuals to unlock their potential, fostering innovation and driving progress,” he stated. “Together, we will pave the way for a brighter future, where every member of Azione can access quality education and realize their potential.”

Committee Roster:

  • Jeff Rodgers | Sales Engineer, One-Touch Automation, Indiana
  • Bruce Reed | Operations Director, Current Home Technologies, Washington
  • Chris Vives | COO, ABE Networks, Maryland
  • Riley White | General Manager, AIS, Utah
  • Nick Nardone | Technical, Training, Safety, & Quality Control Manager, Definitive Electronics, Florida
  • Olga DeSalvo | Operations Director, Elevated Integration, New York

In announcing its innovative Education Committee, Azione Unlimited reaffirms its position as a leading force in the custom integration industry. This strategic initiative underscores the organization’s unwavering commitment to serving its members, fostering innovation, and shaping the future of custom integration. As Azione Unlimited embarks on this transformative journey, it aims to set new education and industry collaboration standards. With a resolute committee and visionary leadership, the organization is poised to make a significant impact, ensuring its members have the tools and knowledge to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape.


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Meet Azione Unlimited’s New Education Committee

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