AVI-SPL Announces Sales and Operations Leadership Changes

TAMPA, FLA., – October 10, 2014 – AVI-SPL, the world’s leading audio visual and video solutions provider, announced today that Doug Carnell, executive vice president of operations, will be leaving the company to pursue other professional interests.

Carnell will stay on with AVI-SPL until December 1, 2014 to transition his responsibilities for the U.S. to Senior Vice Presidents of Sales and Operations Dale Bottcher and Mark Linton.  Bottcher, Linton and Managing Directors of Canada and EMEA Boris Koechlin and James Shanks will report directly to CEO John Zettel.  Sales and Operations functions will continue to report up to this strong leadership team who will be instrumental with the growth and success of AVI-SPL.

“We wish Doug all the best with the next chapter of his career,” said John Zettel, AVI-SPL CEO. “Over the last 11 years, through everything from his work as head of the Chicago office and Enterprise sales, to his leadership in standardizing and documenting operational delivery, Doug has played a vital role in this company’s success. As Executive Vice President of Operations, Doug has built an incredibly talented organization and laid the foundation for the continual success of our operations team.”

“I’ve enjoyed being a part of the AVI-SPL family since 2003 and I couldn’t be more proud to work with such a talented group of people,” said Carnell. “I’m excited for the future of the company with this new leadership team in place. They have extensive industry expertise and leadership skills that will propel the company’ sales and operations teams forward.”


As the world’s leading audio visual and video solutions provider, AVI-SPL designs, builds and supports the systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly-trained and certified system engineers throughout offices across the United States, Canada and EMEA in addition to an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. Visit www.avispl.com for more information or connect with AVI-SPL on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.