Faculty Program Award Recipients

Paul Zielie, Jr., CTS-D, CTS-I

Paul Zielie, Jr., CTS®-D, CTS-I, has developed and taught several courses in the field of AV/IT convergence and security and has made a point of being available to teach to diverse groups.

Zielie is the primary author of the updated InfoComm University™ Networked AV Systems course and spent more than 200 hours working on this project to make sure the course was ready for 2015. The updated version includes 20 hours of new content, reworking the course objectives, exercises and job aids to reflect the changing roles and responsibilities of the AV integration engineer in regards to enterprise AV.

Educator of the Year Recipients

2015 Paul Zielie, Jr., CTS-D, CTS-I
2014 Joseph Cornwall, CTS-D, ISF-C, FOI, DSCE
2013 Malissa Dillman, CTS-D, CTS-I
2012 Nelson Baumgratz, CTS-D
2011 Steven J. Thorburn, CTS-D, CTS-I
2010 Max Kopsho, CTS, MCSE
2009 L. William Nattress III, CTS-D, CTS-I
2008 Peter H. Putman, CTS
2007 Paul Depperschmidt, CTS
2006 John Campanella, CTS-D
2005 Roy A. Hermanson, Jr., CTS-D, CTS-I
2004 Mario Maltese, CTS-D, CTS-I
2003 Gary Kayye, CTS
2002 Bill Sharer, CTS
2001 Joel Rollins, CTS-R
2000 Gordon Moore, CTS
1999 Mike Weems, CTS, MCP
1998 Scott Sharer, CTS, BA, MFA
1997 Steve Thorburn, PE, CTS-D, CTS-I
1996 Spencer Bullins, CTS
1995 André LeJeune, CTS
1994 Duffy Wilbert, CTS
1993 Fred Dixon, CTS



Each individual selected as Educator of the Year:

  • Taught or developed an InfoComm International program
  • Taught an InfoComm International seminar program during InfoComm Exhibitions
  • Published industry training/education books, manuals or pamphlets
  • Is an InfoComm International member
  • Holds a valid CTS designation

Fred Dixon Service in Education
Award Recipients

Kim Milliken
Luke Rawls, CTS
Fred Dixon, CTS
Mike Weems, CTS, MCP
Terry Friesenborg, CTS
Mario J. Maltese, CTS-D, CTS-I


The Fred Dixon Service in Education Award is bestowed upon an individual who exhibits excellence throughout his or her entire body of work.