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Team of Experts

Michael A. Pope

Michael A. Pope

CEO & President

Michael Pope began in the Custom Installation industry 30 years ago and is revered as a Visionary Entrepreneur, often being called upon by his peers and the media to share his expertise. 

Michael’s participation on Industry Boards exemplifies his dedication to both industries.  Michael is a past member on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Electronic Life Safety & Security Association (formerly O.B.F.A.A) and CEA TechHome Board of Directors.  He currently Chairs the Audio Video Retailer division for CEA and is serving as Vice-Chair for the Electronic Security Association’s Executive Management Professionals Group.  Michael is a CEDIA Designer Level I and a THX Certified Home Theater Technician.

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Dan Sexton

Vice President, Operations

Dan oversees the day-to-day operations of Audio Video Interiors and Safety Technologies and manages the installation team.  He specializes in the Security/Life-Safety division and has been instrumental in the successful design and installation of our State of Ohio Correctional Institution projects.

Dawn Kissel


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Steven Bland

Steve provides Sales & Audio/Video and Automation Systems Design & Engineering to his residential and commercial clients.  Steve has over 30 years of experience in designing and selling these technologies in the Cleveland area.  He specializes in control/integrated systems, hi-performance audio and acoustics, lighting and drapery control and digital signage systems. 

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Joe Calderaro

Project Engineer and Technology Advisor

Joe specializes in Integrated Residential Systems Design, Lighting Control Design, Hi-Performance Audio, Acoustical Analysis & Treatment and Home Theater.  He holds certifications from a variety of manufacturers including Savant, Crestron, Lutron and Control4.  Several of his projects have received recognition and awards such as CEDIA’s Silver Medal for Large home Theater, Electronic House Magazine’s Home of the Year Award for Best Home Theater and Crestron’s Brilliant Lighting Design Award.

James Carpenter

James Carpenter

Architect & Designer Liaison/Customer Service

Jason Spence

Jason Spence is an award-winning, custom home electronics engineer and works as Audio Video Interiors’ Sales Engineer and Project Manager.  He is a member of the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) and is a CEDIA-certified technician and a CEDIA-certified designer.  He also received the CEDIA Technician of the Year award in 2009.  Jason completed the company’s largest project, a $2 million+ custom, integration system for a private residence that received national coverage.

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