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Two Mechdyne Engineers Join an Elite Group of AV Professionals to Earn Dual Expert Certifications

Marshalltown, IA, September 29, 2012 --( Two Mechdyne engineers, Terry Mercer and Mike Pedersen, recently joined the ranks of an elite worldwide group who have earned both their CTS-D and CTS-I designations. These two certifications represent the highest level of professional certification recognized by audiovisual (AV) professionals. According to InfoComm International, the organization that sponsors the program, only 110 other individuals in the world have earned this dual accreditation.

“Earning a dual CTS-D and CTS-I is an accomplishment that only the highest level of AV professionals can hope to achieve,” said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “Holding two specialty certifications demonstrates a commitment to being the best professional the industry has to offer, one who is able to handle the most challenging audiovisual situations with ease and authority.”

InfoComm's certifications are the only AV credentials to achieve accreditation through the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC.) InfoComm has offered its certification program for more than 30 years and every year certifies more qualified AV professionals than anyone else in the industry. Individuals, companies, and customers recognized the CTS certification for its credibility and integrity.

In 2006, the InfoComm Board of Governors established the InfoComm independent Certification Committee responsible for overseeing the development and administration of credible Certified Technology Specialist certifications (CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I). This group of industry leaders ensures the credentials meet high standards of ethical and professional practice for the audiovisual industry.

Both Mercer and Pedersen serve as Solution Engineers for Mechdyne.

For Mercer, achieving this highest level of certification is a product of 11 years of experience in audiovisual design, integration and consulting. As Senior Solutions Engineer at Mechdyne Corporation, Mercer has led the design, installation, and integration efforts on more than 300 large-scale projects around the world, including many of Mechdyne’s largest and most technically challenging integration projects for customers such as bp, General Motors, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and John Deere, in addition to government and research organizations including Joint Forces Command, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratory.

Pedersen’s expertise in visual information technologies also sets him apart from other AV professionals. He has 17 years of engineering experience, 14 years focusing on developing complex audiovisual and visualization solutions. He also has an extensive background in mechanical design using 3D CAD and solid modeling including I-DEAS, CATIA, Pro/Engineer, and SolidWorks.

Both internally and outside the Mechdyne organization, Pederson serves as an audiovisual consultant and trainer for advanced audiovisual design. This summer he also served as a volunteer educator at InfoComm 2012.

About Mechdyne Corporation
Mechdyne is one of the world’s leading providers of innovative visual information technologies. We bend technology to our will in ways that transform complex data into insights and ideas. To ensure our customers succeed, we provide comprehensive, customized solutions that include consulting, software, technical services, and hardware integration.

With offices around the world, Mechdyne serves a global customer base. Our customers include: leading government laboratories, energy companies, universities, manufacturing and design firms, U.S. armed forces, and other users of visual information technologies. More information is available at
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