Atlona, a Panduit company, has added two technical experts to its EMEA sales and engineering teams to help bring customers’ AV system visions to life. Mustafa Bostanci and Timo Schonmeier join Atlona as Sales Engineer and Technical Sales Engineer for Networked AV, effective immediately. Both report to Kobi Levy, Director of Technical Services, and are based at Panduit’s Customer Briefing Center (CBC) in Frankfurt, Germany.
Mustafa joins Atlona from AVI-SPL in Germany, where, as Lead Technician, he oversaw the installation, inspection and approval of AV systems and collaboration solutions for their end customers. His expertise in software solutions is particularly beneficial for Atlona partners and end users transitioning to AV over IP systems. Bostanci also brings 12 years of experience as an IT and network technician with at Messe Frankfurt, a well-known trade fair and event organizer, where he managed installation, operation and technical support of AV and IT systems.
In his new role, Mustafa will help Atlona partners and dealers develop IP and circuit-based AV systems, and support both customers and Atlona sales managers through all design and documentation processes. He will additionally assist with product demonstrations and customer training online, at the CBC, and on the road as situations allow.
Timo is an experienced system support engineer that joins Atlona from Extron, where he took on roles of increasing responsibility over an eight-year period. His most recent position as System Support Engineer saw him focused on the commissioning of AV systems at end user facilities. At Atlona, Schonmeier will assist customers in the development of AV system designs and documentation, while also helping customers identify and problem-solve technical challenges across every step of the sales, integration and commissioning journey. Timo will also serve as technical subject matter expert for Atlona’s training and education initiatives, including the company’s growing library of online video resources.
“Mustafa and Timo bring several decades of AV and IT experience to Atlona that fill important emerging needs across our global team of technical resources,” said Kobi. “These experienced industry experts will help our customers navigate AV and IT design in networked collaboration and control environments, as well more traditional HDBaseT and HDMI systems. Their experience will prove valuable to our partners managing enterprise-level deployments at end user facilities, as well as to the Atlona regional sales managers that support them along the way. We are excited to welcome them both to the Atlona team.”