2012-10-26 19:49:45 - Thirty-year industry veteran will enhance client experience
Lakeshore Audiovisual, Inc. (LSAV) recently named John Kavanagh Vice President of Business Development. The announcement was made by Michael Giglio, President of the Chicago based corporate communications leader in audiovisual staging, special events and conventions.
Kavanagh joins LSAV with over 30 years industry experience; 27 of those years at Show Department (Chicago). Kavanagh served in numerous capacities at Show Department: sales, show management, general manager, technical direction, client development and ultimately as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. John began his career at Audio Visual Techniques and prior to that, he spent four years at the Old Town Players Theater starting as a lighting apprentice and moved into technical direction and stage management.
At LSAV, Kavanagh will focus on building
client relationships and sales, enhancing the client sales experience, developing brand recognition and strategic growth. He will continue to work with clients in both a project management and technical direction role.
“I am very excited to have John as a member of our team,” said Giglio. “John’s senior level skill set will be used to promote progressive growth for LSAV. John has a complete understanding of our industry; particularly the needs of our clients.”
Meeting and Event Specialist Cheri Herzog has worked with Kavanagh during the past 18 years. “He must have instilled trust immediately for us to have worked together for so long. I would not want to do any sizable show without him. He is grace under pressure.”
Mark La Varre President of Northbrook-based Tangerine Meetings & Events has worked with Kavanagh the past 15 years. “His vast knowledge, depth of experience and calm demeanor have proven to be instrumental to the success of our partnership. John’s innovative approach to helping a client achieve its goals is evident by the fact that clients request his involvement year after year. He helps clients deliver their message in a creative, unique fashion which shows he truly understands the nature of their business and keeps current with industry trends. Throughout the years, his intuition has been paramount to client development which has proven critical to his success.”
Kavanagh is a lifelong resident and native of Chicago.
LSAV is dedicated to providing the industry’s most talented professionals and the latest technology; helping clients determine the best solutions to meet their objectives. LSAV has office and warehouse facilities in Chicago, Washington D.C., Las Vegas and Orlando. Lakeshore Audiovisual Chicago headquarters is located at 3912 W. McLean Ave. in Chicago phone (312) 491-0123 or visit www.lsav.tv.