Sep 28, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Peoria, Illinois – September 28, 2016 – After 23 years working devotedly as the founder and President of Integrated Audio Systems, Bill Harlan, a resident of Peoria, Illinois is set to retire on September 30, 2016.
Bill Harlan and Bob Applegate founded Integrated Audio Systems in 1993. Bill, 67, and has over 43 years’ experience in the audiovisual industry. During his time as president at Integrated Audio Systems, he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company along with being a pioneer in the customization of wireless tour guide systems. He earned a degree in Marketing from Bradley University in 1972. Bill also has the pleasure of serving on the board of directors for the GRA (Guest Relations Association) which he will retire from this year as well. Although Bill will be difficult to replace, Integrated Audio Systems leadership and operations will be assumed by Dave Miller and Jeremy Caldera on October 1st, 2016.
“Over the years I’ve been blessed working with such a dedicated and quality conscious group of individuals. Knowing that we share a similar vision and strive for the same goals has made the company a success – not from the input from any one individual. I am excited about the future growth of Integrated Audio and our employees under the leadership of Dave and Jeremy. In the meantime, my wife Judy and I plan to travel and spend time more time with our sons in Boston and Chicago. I also have a rapidly expanding ‘honey-do’ list that needs some TLC.”
“Developing long term relationships with our customers has been the bedrock of our company. The satisfaction of working with a customer and providing them with a properly designed and installed system is a very fulfilling. Though we have always strived to maintain a work / family life balance for our employees, we also asked them to travel to China and Panama and be away from family and friends, in some instances, for weeks at a time. Knowing that we were all in this together, everyone was willing to make sacrifices. A testament to the quality of our employees. In my mind, the true test of a successful company and our greatest achievement.” -Bill Harlan
About Integrated Audio Systems
Integrated Audio Systems Inc. (IAS) is an audiovisual systems integration firm dedicated to sales, design, project management and installation of professional audio/video systems. We serve a wide variety of markets including higher education, medical simulation, command and control centers, conference and training rooms, house of worship, tour guide and any other facility with audiovisual systems. Although our central Illinois location gives us the advantage to have a quick response time to regional customers, IAS has implemented its services across the country and throughout the world. IAS has a team of certified design and installation professionals and follows all InfoComm International Standards.