InfoComm to Manage PAMAInfoComm International has agreed to provide association management services for the Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) 7/07/2010 8:00 AM Eastern
InfoComm to Manage PAMA
Jul 7, 2010 12:00 PM
PAMA is the collective voice and forum for the senior executives of the leading branded manufacturers of professional audio products. InfoComm will provide general management and special services, including government relations, market research, meeting planning, and more.
"PAMA has been impressed with the responsiveness and long-term strategic vision of InfoComm International," says Paul Gallo, former executive director of PAMA. "Their growing international reach and effectiveness in executing long-term programs that benefit the industry, as well as the success of their tradeshows, make them an ideal strategic alliance for PAMA."
InfoComm recognizes the trust PAMA has placed with the association, and is dedicated to helping PAMA accomplish its goal of building the public face of the audio manufacturing industry. "We have worked alongside PAMA for years and have great respect for the organization Paul Gallo has assembled," says Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., executive director and CEO of InfoComm International. "With InfoComm-provided management services, PAMA will achieve some economies of scale and provide added value, while lifting the administrative burden from this group, allowing PAMA to fulfill its mission."
InfoComm Senior Vice President of Membership Duffy Wilbert, CTS, CAE, will serve as PAMA executive director. With more than 30 years of audiovisual industry experience, Wilbert joined InfoComm in 2003. Prior to his employment at InfoComm, Wilbert worked for 13 years in the professional divisions of Sony Electronics, and he has many years experience as an audiovisual reseller. Wilbert is a Certified Association Executive.
PAMA will continue to maintain its own board and officers, who will be responsible for setting strategic direction, while deciding on new goals and initiatives. The new management arrangement is effective July 1, 2010.