A/V chipset maker AptoVision announced that Justin Kennington has been named director of strategic and technical marketing. In his new post,Kennington will be responsible for identifying opportunities to commercialize AptoVision’s A/V over IP technology and BlueRiver chipsets, as well as to serve as an evangelist to rally support for the technology.
Kennington, previously the technology manager of DigitalMedia at Crestron, is widely recognized as an influential technologist in professional A/V. In 2014, primarily for his role with DigitalMedia in advancing the Pro-A/V industry’s transition to digital A/V, he received InfoComm’s Young A/V Professional of The Year Award. More recently, he has been recognized by Infocomm International for his distinguished talent and contributions to the global audiovisual industry.
Prior to Crestron, Kennington was a hardware engineer at Google. He shares two patents, the “Connection Aware Power Control of Network Displays” and a “Command Processor for a DataStorage Device.”
“It speaks volumes to our industry that Justin has joined AptoVision,” says Kamran Ahmed, AptoVision CEO and co-founder. “I’m not sure there’s anyone who’s now more closely identified with the advancement of digital video connectivity in pro AV than Justin. His coming aboard is a tremendous endorsement of our techonlogy and great coup for the company. We’re adding a proven leader to our management team.”
“In the past 10 years, the industry has made an inevitable transition from analog to digital distribution systems,” says Kennington. “The magnitude of that shift was nothing in comparison to the shift we are now undergoing –from old-fashioned point to point matrix switching to distribution via standardized Ethernet infrastructure. With the most advanced A/V technology in this space, AptoVision is leading this disruptive shift and I am proud to be amember of the team.”
Kennington is a member of IEEE and graduated from Rice University with a BS degree in Electrical Engineering. He has relocated from New York City to Montreal.