In today’s dynamic technology landscape, it’s more challenging than ever for
technology professionals to stay at the forefront of the latest developments and
advances. With this in mind, Crestron, a leading global technology company, has
committed to providing the best training in the industry to its most valued
integrators and partners to empower them to bring Crestron’s innovative technology
solutions to life for millions of people around the globe.

Recently, Crestron has announced record-setting participation for its thirteenth
Crestron Masters program, bringing nearly 700 of its premier programmers
together for three days of rigorous training, testing and professional development.
Masters empowers its programmers with new knowledge and skills to continue
providing best-in-class solutions to Crestron customers worldwide from a design,
programming and user experience perspective. Crestron’s solutions enable
enterprises and luxury homeowners to create exceptional environments with the
push of a button—seamlessly controlling their AV, climate, lighting, shading,
security needs and more.

This year, Master Programmers from around the world will converge on the
Doral®Arrowwood® resort in Rye Brook, New York, April 12-14, 2016. Attendees
will work with the brightest and most creative minds at Crestron, learn about new
technologies, gain insight into the Crestron innovation process, and engage their
peers in a fully interactive learning environment.

“Master Programmers are some of the most respected leaders in our industry and
help us bring our technology to life,’ said Richard Sasson, Crestron Global Director
of Technical Services.

This year’s program will kick-off with a keynote presentation from Crestron CEO
Randy Klein and CTO, Fred Bargetzi, followed by three full days of intensive classes
on topics such as deploying and supporting DigitalMedia™ technology, implementing
Crestron Fusion® enterprise management platform; using Crestron PinPoint™
proximity detection technology; understanding Crestron Studio™ software and how
it simplifies classroom AV system design; and learning the powerful new Crestron
Home Elements modules and implementing them with the Crestron Pyng® App,
among numerous other classes.

Each year,Crestron recognizes select elite Master Programmerswith a Silver (3
years), Gold (6 years), Platinum (9 years) or Diamond-level (12 years)
programming achievement award, depending on how many classes they have
attended and exams they have passed. Crestron is celebrating four individuals that
have achieved a Diamond-level Master Programmer status, which requires more
than 300 hours of training, as well as completing and presenting complex
programming projects. This year’s honourees include:
• Jim Pope, Technical Director, Applied Global Technologies
• Tom McLaughlin, Director of Technical Operations, Dobil Laboratories
• Jon Ottesen, Director Cloud Solutions, Crestron Electronics
• Steve Swartzentruber, Senior ATSG Engineer, Crestron Electronics

Crestron Masters was started in 2002 after the company recognized a need for
programmers to be kept up-to-date on their newest hardware and software
solutions beyond industry tradeshows and basic programming classes. Today,
Crestron has built a vibrant network of global programming professionals and
Masters represents the highest level of achievement for technology professionals in
the industry. To learn more about this year’s Crestron Masters classes, please visit