Frederick J. Ampel has been involved in the professional A/V industry for more than 40 years. His career has included work at professional levels in live sound reinforcement, broadcast audio production, audio systems design and installation, systems integration, hardware design and development, residential small room acoustics and system integration as well as sales and marketing positions.
From 1983 to1991, he was founding Editor/Editorial Director of Sound & Video Contractor and Editorial Director for RE/P. He was the founding editor/editorial Director for SCN (Systems Contractor News, and Editorial Consultant for its sister publication Residential Systems Magazine as well as the Editorial Development Consultant for Live Sound International/ProSoundWeb
In the fall of 1991, he created Technology Visions Analytics, a consultancy specializing in advanced/leading edge technology development, as well as marketing, business related activities. The company has also created and project managed more than 30 trade show special events for the professional audio and video industry worldwide including InfoComm International, CEDIA, & NSCA
Ampel holds a Master of Science degree in Broadcasting and Electrical Engineering from Boston University and a B.A. in English/Music from Long Island University.
. He has served on both the NSCA and CEDIA education committees, and served as chairman of CEDIA’s Certification Task Force.
He has conducted classes and workshops for NSCA, CEDIA, InfoComm, and AES. He created and then produced CEDIA’s Garden of High Definition Delight for its entire 1997-2002 run, as well as numerous other special events and demonstration theaters within trade events worldwide.
Technology Visions also provides specialized design services and acoustics consultation to the custom residential and entertainment industry on a project basis, with more than 100 projects completed worldwide since 1995.
Specialties: market research for professional and consumer audio companies, project management, product development and design review, product assesment for market penetration, trade show special events, traininga and education.