Faculty Program Award Recipients

2016 Educator of the Year

Jeremy Caldera, CTS®-D, CTS-I, Lead Audiovisual Design Engineer, Integrated Audio Systems, Inc.

A champion for brining young professionals into the AV industry, Jeremy Caldera established, and still teaches, audiovisual courses at Columbia College in Chicago. Caldera was also an early proponent of the International Communications Industries Foundation’s grant program, which was created to offer internships and mentoring to talented individuals entering the AV industry. He is currently chair of the InfoComm Certification Steering Committee and an InfoComm University faculty member.

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.