About Us

About Us

About Williams AV

Williams AV manufactures pro AV technology for inclusion and engagement. At Williams AV, we believe that understanding is more than just hearing the words someone is speaking. When technology improves intelligibility and visibility, people can engage in every aspect of communication. Ideas are shared and productivity increases when everyone is included and able to collaborate.

For nearly 50 years, our products have helped simplify communication over distance and across both physical and language barriers. Starting out as an assistive listening system manufacturer, we have expanded our expertise in AI-powered captioning and translationwireless intercom, video annotation, and systems that help with human interpretation.

Our pro AV products can be found in over 60 countries in venues ranging from classrooms and courtrooms to houses of worship and stadiums. Our Williams Sound personal products are used daily in homes across all continents.

Williams AV helps people hear, see, and engage.

Work With Us

If you are interested in working for Williams AV, click here to look at jobs we are currently offering.

Associations

Williams AV is proud to be a member and/or sponsor of several technical organizations.
For more information, visit our Associations page

Leadership

Senior Leadership Team

Brad Kautzer
President, CEO

Steve Eitreim
CFO

Tony Braun
Global V.P. of Sales & Marketing

Per Danzl
V.P. of Engineering

Kari Nelson
Director of HR

Nancy Crowe
Director of Marketing

Per Persson
V.P. of International Sales

Brian Cooper
Director, Global Integrated Supply Chain

Chris Clark
Quality Manager

Joe Schoeller
Information Systems Manager

Sales Team

Dave Bertrand
Regional Sales Manager – West

Tim Henry
Regional Sales Manager – Central

Tim Franke
Regional Sales Manager – East

Norihisham (Nori) Iskhandar
International Technical Sales Manager

Nancy Blanchard
Global Consultant Liason

Mike Hartmann
ALD Sales Manager

TechBlue

Bob Cushman
Application Support Engineer

Daryl Dankert
International Technical Training and Support Manager

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Brad Kautzer

President, CEO

Brad has extensive experience building teams, growing global business and driving high tech innovation. Prior to joining Williams AV, Brad worked in a series of executive-level roles as the senior leader of various global businesses. Outside of work, Brad enjoys spending his time at the lake and hunting. 

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Steve Eitreim

CFO

Steve enjoys taking a great team and driving growth and profitability through a focus on process, and seeing the return of investment. He loves spending time with his family and has built 6 acoustic guitars from scratch with his kids, one for each family member.

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Tony Braun

Global V.P. of Sales and Marketing

Tony has more than 25 years of experience crafting and implementing a variety of technology solutions into the corporate, education, government, entertainment and healthcare markets. Prior to joining Williams AV in 2014, Tony’s career included key roles in sales leadership, account management, marketing and product management within industry leading technology organizations. Outside of work, Tony enjoys spending time with family, golf, RV camping, and travel.

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Per Danzl

V.P. of Engineering

Per is a seasoned business professional who brings a unique blend of engineering, product management, and software and embedded systems experience to the Williams AV team. He’s passionate about technology and developing strategies to accelerate growth. In his free time, Per enjoys spending time with his family and fishing.

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Kari Nelson

Director of HR

Kari is an HR professional that focuses on change management, workforce planning, retention, employee development, and performance management. She is dedicated to providing a culture that promotes growth, communication, and collaboration. Kari’s happy place will always be Minnesota but she and her family travel frequently to Florida where they are avid shell collectors. 

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Nancy Crowe

Director of Marketing

Nancy has over two decades of experience in the technology, manufacturing, and services industries, with a depth of experience in digital marketing, communications, brand management, and demand generation. She also plays ukulele and is on a personal mission to visit all of the national parks.

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Per Persson

V.P. of International Sales

Per has worked in the international sales industry for over 20 years, traveling around the world to meet with local integrators, consultants, and end customers.  He enjoys the innovative organization within Williams AV and the mission to increase accessibility. Outside of the office, Per enjoys watching soccer, hockey, and traveling internationally with his family. 

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Brian Cooper

Director, Global Integrated Supply Chain

Brian has over 15 years of managing experience in Production, Shipping/Receiving, Inventory, Quality and Supply Chain at other businesses. Brian plays several stringed instruments and enjoys being outdoors.

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Chris Clark

Quality Manager

Chris ensures all our products meet and exceed quality standards. Outside of work, Chris enjoys painting, theater, and pickleball!

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Joe Schoeller

Information Systems Manager

Joe handles all things IT and then some. His work touches multiple facets of the organization, every employee as well as many partners, customers, and suppliers. Joe spends time with his wife traveling and hanging out with their grandkids.

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Dave Bertrand

Regional Sales Manager – West

Dave has 36 years in the technology industry, in a range of companies from early-stage start-ups to Fortune 500. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time outside with friends and family.

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Tim Henry

Regional Sales Manager – Central

Tim has been in the professional AV industry for over 35 years, starting directly out of college. In his free time, Tim can be found fishing.

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Tim Franke

Regional Sales Manager – East

Tim has been working with AV products for the last 15 years as a Channel Manager for a couple of major education technology companies. Tim spends his time outside of work with his family traveling, hiking, and fishing.

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Nancy Blanchard

Global Consultant Liason

Nancy works with the consulting community to educate them on Williams AV’s product solutions for their projects. She has over 25 years of experience in the AV industry, and loves discussing technology with users. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and wine tasting.

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Mike Hartmann

ALD Sales Manager

Mike Hartmann is the Assistive Listening Device Sales Manager and has been with the company for 23 years, working with distributors and dealers. He feels rewarded every time he hears a customer success story on how our products were able to help someone hear again. Outside of work, Mike loves golf and spending time with his family, including his six grandchildren.

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Bob Cushman

Application Support Engineer

Bob has over 30 years of industry experience.  He designs loop systems for customer projects and enjoys explaining the technical aspects of our products. Outside of work, Bob enjoys boating and fishing with his wife.

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Daryl Dankert

International Technical Training and Support Manager

Daryl trains new employees and distributors around the world on new or updated products as well as making designs as part of the TechBlue team. He was an electrician in the Navy for 8 years, and started at Williams AV in 2001 as a Repair Technician. In his free time, he enjoys building plastic model cars and trucks.