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Episode 20: Brandon White’s Perspective as a Second-Generation Technologist



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Brandon White, director of new product development at Vanco International, a U.S. manufacturer of premium audio/video products and electronic accessories. In this week’s episode, we learn more about an article Brandon wrote for the June/July 2020 issue of Residential Tech Today, where he shares how he has followed in his father’s footsteps in the AV business and how his own young son is already showing interest in tech.

Visit: https://www.vanco1.com/ to learn more.

 

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Episode 19: Paradise Theater’s Sam Cavitt Creates Private Galleries for the Artform of Film



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki chats with Sam Cavitt, owner of Paradise Theater, a company dedicated to delivering “excellence always” with their private home cinema designs. Find out how Sam evolved from custom integrator to theater designer, how he ended up living in Hawaii, and why he is on a mission to save the artform of film by embracing the concept of cinema connoisseurship.

Visit: https://www.paradisetheater.tv/blog to learn more.

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Episode 18: Roomba Inventor Joe Jones Takes Robotics Into the Garden



Episode 18: Roomba Inventor Joe Jones Takes Robotics Into the Garden

In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Joe Jones, inventor of arguably the most successful robot ever made, iRobot’s Roomba robotic vacuum. These days, he is promoting his company Franklin Robotics’ newest invention, called Tertill, the world’s first residential weeding robot. Find out how Jones comes up with new ideas and brings his robotic creations to life (uh oh).

Visit: https://tertill.com/ to learn more.

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Episode 17: Richard Millson Takes the Pain Out of Tech Integration



Episode 17: Richard Millson Takes the Pain Out of Tech Integration

 

In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Richard Millson, CEO of Millson Technologies, a premiere residential electronic systems provider in Vancouver, Canada. Find out how Millson’s 1970s high school job as a teen disco DJ led to a learn-on-the-job business in commercial and residential technology integration. These days, Millson is renowned for his mastery of the multi-dwelling unit (MDU) market and his systemized way of getting in and out of jobs, profitably.

 

Visit: www.millson.net to learn more.

Check out this article about Millson at https://restechtoday.com/richard-millson/

 

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Episode 16: My Good Friend Todd Anthony Puma



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Todd Anthony Puma, a respected custom integrator, tech blogger, and owner of The Source Home Theater in New Jersey. Find out how Puma handled the very early days of the COVID-19 pandemic when he was turned away from a service call into New York City and how he been reaching out to his client base with great CARE, and even beginning to find installation and service opportunities picking up in New Jersey. Also, we learn more about Puma’s “good friend Mark Feinberg” and how he became such a fixture in many of his articles.

Visit: http://www.thesourcehometheater.com/ to learn more.

Email Todd Anthony Puma at todd@thesourcehometheater.com

Check out Todd’s latest blog at https://www.residentialsystems.com/blogs/picking-a-pro-podcast

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Episode 15: Mitchell Klein has Two NFL Teams to Root for Now



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Mitchell Klein, Z-Wave Alliance executive director and 2019 CEDIA Lifetime Award winner, a lifelong Boston sports (and very recent Tampa Bay Bucs) fan with 25 years of custom integration industry knowledge and wisdom. Find out what insights Mitchell offers from his experience as an integrator, manufacturer executive, trade association president, and tech protocol alliance director, and how Z-Wave parent company Silicon Labs is working to create alignment across the industry with the goal of advancing both security and compatibility in smart home devices. Visit: www.z-wavealliance.org to learn more.

Watch Episode – https://youtu.be/6dvqL5P3L9E

Email Mitchell Klein at mitch@z-wavealliance.org

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Episode 14: HTSA’s Jon Robbins Refuses to Workout in His Garage



In this episode, Residential Tech Talks Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Jon Robbins, the executive director of The Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), a consumer electronics buying group that in recent years has become one of the most progressive leadership organizations in the residential tech integration business. Although he’s too modest to take credit, it was Jon’s leadership and vision that pushed the group into new technology categories like lighting design and “wellness tech” that the rest of the industry embraced later.

Watch HERE!

Visit: www.htsa.com to learn more.

Email Jon Robbins at jon@htsa.net

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Episode 13: Azione’s Richard Glikes Slow Dances with His Wife



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by Richard Glikes, the president of Azione Unlimited, a consumer electronics buying group that was founded in 2011, and has become a force in the residential tech integration business, thanks, in part, to Richard’s passion as an industry leader, as well as the quality of residential tech integrators and manufacturers that he recruits to be a part of his group. Find out how Azione dealer and vendor members are staying in touch through virtual fireside chats and what song inspired Richard to slow dance with his wife in the middle of his family room.

Watch HERE!

Visit: www.azioneunlimited.com to learn more.

Email Richard Glikes at richard@azionegroup.com

Email Patrick McCarthy at patrick@azionegroup.com

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Episode 12: CEDIA’s Giles Sutton: ‘What a Difference a Month Makes’



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki is joined by CEDIA’s senior vice president of industry engagement, Giles Sutton, whose role in the industry is basically meant to be the exact opposite of social distancing. When times are normal, it’s quite common to see Facebook updates from Giles showing very long lines on a map from origin to destination and back. Find out how Giles is keeping in touch with residential technology integrators and vendors, and what how CEDIA helping its membership through the COVID-19 shutdown.

Visit: www.cedia.org to learn more.

Email Giles Sutton at gsutton@cedia.org

Email member@cedia.org

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Episode 11: Livewire’s Henry Clifford Meets Clients Where They Want to be Met



In this episode, Residential Tech Today Executive Editor Jeremy Glowacki talks with Henry Clifford, CEO of Livewire, a custom integration firm based in Richmond, VA. When he’s not writing tech articles and product reviews for Residential Tech Today, Henry is guiding his quarantined employees and essential in-the-field techs through the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic hurdles by meeting clients where they want to be met and appreciating their business.

Watch this episode: https://youtu.be/rvJDya6D0CY

To read Henry Clifford’s article on his company’s approach to the no-touch sale during and after the Coronavirus Quarantine, visit

https://restechtoday.com/coronavirus-2020-work-from-home/

Visit https://www.getlivewire.com/ to learn more. 

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