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Supplier News25 February 2020

Steve Oliver joins AVaStar as General Manager

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Gaithersburg, Md. - Electro-Media Design, Ltd. has named Steve Oliver as General Manager of AVaStar, Event Technology Solutions.

Steve Oliver began his career in the hospitality industry in 1990 in the food and beverage department before joining a major audiovisual company in 1993. Steve spent the early part of his event technology career working in hotel operations in Houston, Washington D.C. and San Antonio. Steve continued his career in the industry holding various positions from Regional Manager to Senior Vice President of Operations overseeing multiple locations within the United States and Mexico during his 25-year career in the industry

Steve Oliver: "I am very excited to join the AVaStar team as we work to introduce and launch AVaStar into the hospitality and events industry. Over 25 years in the event technology industry we have seen tremendous growth, innovation, and change. What has not existed in this industry is an effective solution for those venues that choose to self-operate and responsibly manage their audiovisual services. AVaStar is the solution for those venues that will bring a strategic partnership to our subscribers for a highly profitable and successful operation. AVaStar is not only a solution for the hospitality industry but will diversify to bring the power of AVaStar and our industry experience to corporate and government campuses, club facilities, universities, and hospitals. AVaStar is the next generation in self-managed Event Technology services."

Jeff Loether, President: "Steve brings a complementary balance of management and operations skills to Electro-Media Design and the AVaStar platform we've developed. Steve's enthusiasm and vision for AVaStar's growth will positively impact the Meetings Industry and Venue Management community well into the future. We're honored with the opportunity to welcome Steve to the team."

Eric Bracht, Managing Director: "We are excited to have Steve join our team and add his industry experience and perspective to our own as we launch AVaStar. His years of experience providing leadership to property teams with major audiovisual companies will help us to strengthen and enhance our service program."

About AVaStar

AVaStar is an innovative technology managed services program supporting facility management teams who provide audio visual and event technology for meetings, events, and education services using their own resources. The AVaStar program delivers a comprehensive suite of services for its users with a SaaS platform, training and support covering all activities associated with successfully operating and managing technology systems and services. Users efficiently plan and execute audio visual services, manage meeting presentation needs, schedule resources and track financial performance. Visit us at or call (442) AVASTAR (282-7827).

About Electro-Media Design

Electro-Media Design, Ltd. (EMD) is an independent consulting and design firm with global experience on more than 1,000 projects since 1990. EMD is the leading industry-recognized global thought leader in in meeting, event, and entertainment technologies for hotels, conference centers, and institutional facilities. EMD are the go-to experts for hotel and facility management brands, as well as technology industry trade associations. EMD provides a full range of services in acoustics and technology consulting, from surveys and master plans to project/procurement management, commissioning, and training. EMD does not sell, install, or represent any manufacturers or products. Visit us at or call (301) 355-5050.
Jeff Loether
Electro-Media Design Ltd.
Phone: (301) 355-5050 x111
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