Gregory Rushton Earns AVIXA Young AV Professionals Award

Gregory Rushton, CTS-D, the VP at Mulvey & Banani Audio Visual Inc., has received AVIXA’s Young AV Professionals Award. On May 19, 2020, AVIXA revealed the recipients of the 2020 AVIXA Awards, which recognize outstanding AV professionals for their contributions to the industry.

Rushton represents Canada among the 12 honourees who were recognized in a virtual ceremony during InfoComm 2020 Connected on June 17.

Rushton graduated with honours from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (OIART). He joined Mulvey & Banani International in 2007, a Toronto-based engineering consulting firm. In 2017 he became vice president of its professional audio visual design subsidiary Muley & Banani Audio Visual Inc. Rushton works on an array of project sectors, ranging from cultural and sport venues, education and healthcare facilities, to private commercial developments.

As a go-to-market service provider to global brands within the audiovisual industries, SFM believes that people are at the heart of the work we do every day. This award makes us extremely proud and excited to work alongside individuals such as Rushton that bring innovation and vision to our industry both nationally and globally.

SFM's Rob Deslauriers, who has been working with Rushton since 2007, offers his congratulations: “When I first started working with Greg, he was by far the youngest AV consultant in the industry, and after our first discussion, I knew he was going to be a game changer,” says Rob. “It has been a great pleasure to watch Greg apply an uninhibited approach to our market and build a team of next generation AV designers that have changed the standard of AV specifications. Congratulations Greg, I am a super fan, it has been awesome to see all that you have accomplished.”

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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