InfoComm Head Lemke Retiring
January 19, 2012 by Dave Haynes
The integrator and gear crowd that makes InfoComm a must-go trade show each year will know the name Randy Lemke.
He’s the Executive Director and CEO of InfoComm International, and he’s just let the folks there know he’s heading for the bingo hall at the end of the year.
Randal (Randy) A. Lemke, Ph.D., the Executive Director and CEO of InfoComm International since 2000, today announced his planned retirement at the end of 2012, capping off 16 years of service to the commercial audiovisual association.
“It has been an honor to serve the needs of such an exciting and innovative industry these past years,” says Lemke, “and it’s with mixed feelings that I leave the wonderful team of professionals and close friends I have made here at InfoComm.”
Dr. Lemke holds board positions, and has been the chairman of, Integrated Systems Events, LLC, a joint venture European trade show company, and InfoComm Asia PTE, Ltd., a joint venture company in Singapore operating InfoComm’s Asian tradeshows. He is the founding and current Chairman of the STEP™ Foundation, a jointly supported foundation composed with other industry associations to bring sustainability to the process of planning, designing, integrating and operating technology systems and reduce long-term environmental impact from technology deployment. He has also served as chief executive of ICIF, InfoComm’s charitable foundation.
The broad hopes to have a replacement lined up by Q4.
The search committee for the new Executive Director will be headed by Tony Warner, Board President-Elect. Says Warner: “Our search will focus on a visionary leader who will maintain the strength and culture of the Association, while furthering our international presence and continuing to raise the profile of our industry. We will retain an executive search firm by the end of the first quarter of 2012 to conduct an extensive search, and we are confident we will be able to identify the best candidates to meet these requirements. At a later time an announcement will be made calling for any potential candidates to submit their materials to the search firm.”