editorial team
David A. Silverman
A publishing veteran, David has been editing magazines and books about the AV, photographic and printing fields since 1970. He has also written articles for more than a dozen magazines. Silverman is a former Associate Publisher of Audiovisual Communications magazine, PEI and other publications, and conceived and edited the first InfoComm (then NAVA) Trade Show Daily in 1977. David was named to InfoComm Adjunct Faculty in 2012 and 2013.
Anthony Vargas
Anthony Vargas is Sound & Communications’ Assistant Editor. He has worked for Inked Magazine and Playboy Magazine, as well as for Byliner and Donadio & Olson, Inc.


Contributing Editors

Pete Putman
shonanPete Putman, CTS, is the president of ROAM Consulting L.L.C., which provides training,
marketing communications and product testing/development services to manufacturers, dealers
and end-users of displays, display interfaces and related products. He has an MS degree in
Television and Film, is a Senior Academy Instructor for InfoComm and was named InfoComm’s
Educator of the Year for 2008. Pete is a member of The Society of Motion Picture & Television
Engineers (SMPTE) and Society for Information Display (SID). Pete authors the monthly column, “AVent Horizon.”
Shonan Noronha
shonanShonan Noronha, EdD, Media Resources, an independent producer and training consultant, works in collaboration with corporate communications, HR, IT and AV departments of large enterprises to deliver multimedia content across disparate networks. Shonan is credited for the information mapping and GUI design of interactive content distributed via the internet and on a variety of media. She is also the author of books and articles about television, AV, instructional technology, multimedia and music. Shonan authors the monthly "Sign Age" column. In addition, Shonan is Editor of IT/AV Report.
R. David
readDavid started his career in communications as a messenger boy for Western Union and advanced to the position of telegrapher in 1949. He became a telegrapher/wire-chief for Southern Pacific and Santa Fe Railways, and then a microwave and automation technician. He has worked for Rauland-Borg, Dukane Corp. and the pre-Telex Altec Lansing, as well as helping NSCA organize its educational programs. A member of the AES and ASA, an associate of USITT and a frequent participant in BICSI proceedings, Dave is also a participating member of the Morse Club of America.
stokesJim Stokes has worked in all aspects of AV media since 1960, on both the business and production sides. He has designed and built recording studios as well as a heart/lung electronic diagnostic amplifier for listening to heartbeats and respiration, used for patient education in hospitals. In addition to being an AV technician for two Minnesota community colleges, Jim was recognized by the American Lung Association with two first-place national public relations awards for radio spots he produced about respiratory health.



Douglas Kleeger
Douglas Kleeger, CTS-D, DMC-E, XTP-E, KCD, a member of the audiovisual industry for more than 30 years, is the owner of AudioVisual Consulting Services (, Marietta GA. His diverse background has given him expertise in the selling, designing, installing, servicing, and renting of commercial and consumer audiovisual systems. He authors the monthly “What Would You Do?”
David Lee, PhD, is CEO of Lee Communication Inc., Orlando FL. A licensed minister, David has an extensive academic background in the field of communications, and more than 25 years of experience as a systems integrator, specializing in houses of worship. Concentrating on international projects, he has covered more than 50 countries, including projects in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and the United States. David writes the monthly "House of Worship: Business," and is a member of Sound & Communications' Technical Council.
James Maltese
James Maltese, CTS-D, CTS-I, CQT, is the president of Audio Visual Resources, Inc. (, where he has commissioned hundreds of audiovisual systems. He is a board member of the Association for Quality in AV Technology (AQAV), a Senior Academy Instructor for InfoComm International and was named the Young AV Professional in 2009. He authors the monthly “The Commish.”
Peter Mapp
United Kingdom-based Peter Mapp, FASA, FAES, is principal of Peter Mapp Associates. A chartered engineer and physicist, he also is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society. Peter was named the 2009 NSCA University Educator of the Year. He authors the monthly Sound Advice.
Tony Warner, CTS-D, CSI CDT, LEED AP is director of the Audio-Visual Design group for RTKL, a 60-year-old worldwide planning, architecture, design and creative services organization. Based in Baltimore MD, he has worked on projects for such clients as the US State Department, the US House of Representatives, the National Institutes of Health and the US Naval Academy. Author of “Architectural Perspectives,” he is a member of Sound & Communications’ Technical Council.