Community Professional has announced the appointment of Rod Falconer to the position of director of technical training and education.
An industry veteran with nearly 30 years of experience, Falconer joined Community in 2007 as regional manager for the Western United States and Canada. This new role is a natural extension of his prior experience.
“Technical training is increasingly important in today’s sophisticated contracting business,” states Julia Lee, Community director of sales and marketing. “Rod has effectively taught numerous sessions on understanding and selecting the appropriate technology for given applications.”
Falconer brings a wide range of engineering knowledge to the position, including first-hand experience in networked control systems and systems design for projects ranging from small churches to performing arts facilities to airports and other large-area notification systems.
He is also experienced with all types of loudspeaker systems, and has a strong background in array physics in theory and practice.
“I really enjoy helping people understand the tools that are available to them as designers, getting past the rhetoric and marketing hype to really comprehend what’s appropriate for a given situation,” he notes. “I love watching the light bulb come on.”
Falconer will be responsible for developing and delivering programs and training support materials for Community customers and dealers worldwide, and will manage the company’s field training efforts, developing curriculum to enhance the technical skills and product knowledge base of Community users, focusing on the appropriate application of products and design tools.
“Rod is the ideal person to take on this challenge and be an effective resource for our customers,” says Dave Howden, Community director of technical services. “We’re very glad to have him on our team.”