IMS News

IMS Wins Excellence in Business Award

Posted on: April 22nd, 2016

ims-excellence-in-business-awardIMS recently won the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) 2016 Excellence in Business award in the category of employee engagement.

“This year’s winners are an inspiring collection of integration firms,” says NSCA Executive Director Chuck Wilson. “We’ve never seen a more diverse group of award winners in terms of company size and scope of work. The information they will convey during the opening-night program will deliver so much value and set the stage for an incredible event. The shifts these companies have made to achieve business goals, improve the customer experience, engage employees, and differentiate themselves are changes we can all learn from.”

This year’s Excellence in Business awards honor five systems integration firms in their efforts to adapt to the constantly changing industry, and this is what NSCA said about IMS:

“IMS Technology Services, winner in the Employee Engagement category, was impacted by Keynote Mike Abrashoff’s presentation at the Business & Leadership Conference in 2015 so much that the company decided to shift its focus to empowering each team member to make decisions. To recognize employees for working so hard to achieve their goals in 2015, IMS Technology Services hosted its annual meeting at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. The entire event was centered on the employees – not the company or its managers – which helped continue to build engagement and rapport.”

Congratulations to all IMS team members for your hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence.

IMS in Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine

Posted on: November 16th, 2015

The Ultimate Guide to Augmented Reality

Check out the article about Augmented Reality written by our content creation and production coordinator, Tim Wingert, that is featured in the current issue of Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine.

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Want more information? Download this guide for everything you need to know about AR, including more than 27 real-world examples of how AR is a game-changer in the way companies market and operate.

IMS Opens Office in Orlando, Florida

Posted on: November 4th, 2015

ims-orlando-officeWe are excited to announce that IMS Technology Services has officially opened a new location in Orlando, Florida.  IMS has produced meetings and events nationwide and abroad since 1994.  As a forward thinking, customer focused organization, we are expanding our footprint in an effort to continue to offer our clients the highest level of professionalism and technology support.  This brick & mortar location along with our virtual warehousing further ensures our customers’ needs & expectations are met with consistency, quality, and  pricing.

IMS Technology Services
9500 Satellite Boulevard
Orlando, FL. 32837

IMS Named on INC 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for Fourth Straight Year

Posted on: August 24th, 2015

We’re on a roll! IMS Technology Services has been named on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for the fourth year in a row!

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“We are very proud of our Team members and extremely grateful to our Clients for enabling IMS to be honored with this achievement” – Jill & John Renninger

Check out our INC. profile

Congratulations to IMS Team Members

Posted on: August 24th, 2015

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Congratulations to the IMS team members honored in the 40 CI Influencers Under 40: Class of 2015

  • Danielle Byrne, Project Manager
  • Dan Flynn, Project Manager
  • Jason Nelson, Senior Account Executive
  • Stuart Tierney, Director of Corporate Sales
  • Patrick Whipkey, Project Manager

“IMS is proud to have five members of our team honored on this list. This achievement is a fine example of their commitment to our clients and partners as well as their colleagues,” said Patrick Britton, CTS-D, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

From Commercial Integrator:

“This talented group has helped @IMS_SI continue to build its reputation as among the industry’s best. Danielle moved quickly from project coordinator into a PM role after no previous experience in the AV industry. Dan, who has been in the industry for 12 years, helped IMS secure an $800,000 new construction project within his first three months at the company.

Jason has formed strong partner relationships with Fortune 500 clients, while Stu sold the three largest projects in company history, the most recent being a $1.25 million corporate television production studio for a Fortune 500 client. Patrick managed the integration of a $1.2M studio in New York City, sits on the CTS-I steering committee and was one of the 2014 CI Talent Standouts.”

Michael Shinn Appointed to National Systems Contractor Association Education Foundation Board

Posted on: July 30th, 2015

IMS Technology Services is pleased to announce that Michael Shinn, Director of Operations for Systems Integration, has been appointed to the National Systems Contractor Association Education Foundation Board of Directors.

The NSCA Foundation is a non-profit organization whose goal is to advance educational opportunities through scholarships, awards, and promoting awareness for those seeking professional careers within the low-voltage electronic systems industry. The NSCA has been an immensely influential organization over the audio-visual, structured cabling, and security industries.

Michael is honored to be joining the Board of Directors with a goal helping to promote its mission to the youth of the industry or those who may be interested in joining it. The balance of the Board of Directors can be found on the NSCA Education Foundation website.

Chris Rhoads Earns CTS Designation

Posted on: July 29th, 2015

Chris Rhoades is the newest CTS holder at IMS Technology Services!

Chris has been a lead installer at IMS for just under one year and he has hit the ground running. He has been kept very busy in the field, but still made the time to study and pass the CTS test on his first attempt.

IMS takes pride in building a highly-skilled team as part of our Commitment to Excellence, and supporting our team members who choose to earn industry certifications like CTS is a critical component of this commitment.

Congratulations Chris Rhoads, CTS, DMC-T!

Chris Rhoads

Jill Renninger Receives 2015 Women in AV (WAVE) Mentor Award

Posted on: June 29th, 2015

IMS Technology Services is proud to announce that Jill Renninger, President of IMS, is the 2015 recipient of the Women in AV (WAVE) Mentor Award!! Check out her acceptance video and press interview! Congratulations!!

Press Release from Women in AV

San Francisco, CA / June 17th, 2015 — Women in AV (WAVE), a global organization dedicated to promoting the growth and performance of women in the AV industry through education, networking and mentoring today announced Jill Renninger, Owner and President of IMS Technology Service Inc, has been selected to receive WAVE’s 2015 Mentoring Award. The award was presented at the InfoComm 2015 NSCA/FSR/SYNNEX Women in AV Reception.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award. We have grown IMS from renting projectors from our basement to managing events and system installations across the country and around the world… we’re not a huge company, only 80 people, but that’s still 80 people… and that’s really where I believe mentoring comes into play”, says Renninger.

Any company can rent gear, truck equipment across the country or install AV systems. We pride ourselves in building a team of highly skilled and creative people, and it’s their talent and dedication that makes the difference between a one-time customer and, and lasting and loyal customers.

Our Team is the PRIMARY reason we’ve experienced the tremendous growth throughout our 20 year history.”

Women in AV are grateful to Listen Technologies for sponsoring this important industry award for the third year in a row and greatly appreciate their on-going efforts and support to encourage the development of WAVE.

“We are delighted to recognize Jill with this award for all the mentoring that she has done within our industry,” said Cory Schaeffer, Co-Founder & Vice President of Business Development Worldwide at Listen Technologies. “She is an outstanding role model of how rewarding it is to support and uplift others. She has given selflessly to her company, aspiring young women in AV, and her community. I love that she is being recognized for it with this 2015 award. It’s nice to recognize and share with others all of her efforts.”

“WAVE received many excellent nominations for the WAVE Mentor Award”, said founder Jennifer H. Willard. “Jill stood out to our judges because she demonstrates the type of leadership and inspiration we need in our industry. Her thoughtfulness, generosity towards helping others, and example as a role model that all women in AV can aspire to be are exactly the qualities that align with the mission and values of the Women in AV organization. We are thrilled to celebrate and recognize Jill for her outstanding service and dedication as a mentor to not only young women following in her footsteps, but, the AV industry as a whole.”

About Women in AV

Founded in 2011, Women in AV (WAVE) strives to promote collaboration, sharing of ideas and brainstorming about all things AV in a compassionate environment where treading in new areas for the first time is appreciated and encouraged. WAVE aims to support a balanced work/life principle where having success in one area never compromises the other. At the same time, WAVE provides research and education to women about opportunities for advancement within the AV industry. WAVE members mentor and offer young women assistance to advance their education and experience while pioneering sustainable business models to streamline daily requirements of commerce and advocate responsible, social and economical business practices. For more information, visit http://womeninav.com.

About IMS Technology Services Inc.

IMS Technology Services Inc. is one of the fastest expanding AV companies in the Philadelphia Region; growing at more than 40% per year. 
IMS operates several business units; Show Services/Event Staging; Audio Visual “Design/Build” Integration; Digital Signage Integration and Content Management; Audio Visual Service and Support; and Media Production. IMS is all about their people — with a combined Show Services experience of 100+ years and a combined Integration experience of 100+ years! We invite you to learn how IMS can be a true benefit to you and your organization. 
For more information, visit www.imstechnologyservices.com.

Donna Baldino Named NAWBO Rookie of the Year

Posted on: June 25th, 2015

Congratulations to Donna Baldino, National Account Manager for IMS Technology Services, for being named the 2014-2015 Rookie of the Year by the Greater Philadelphia chapter of NAWBO.

The award was presented during NAWBO’s recent annual meeting, and in presenting the award, chapter president Julie Smith commented “our Rookie of the Year just completed her first year on our board and has been such a positive force. Always optimistic, always with a smile and a kind word, and always pursuing new opportunities without fear. She has truly embraced the NAWBO spirit, from day one. I met her at a NAWBO networking event in January 2014, she filled out her membership application that very night, joined the Corporate Partners committee, and became committee chair last July. Her passion for NAWBO is evident in everything she does, including breaking new ground for us in the Corporate Partners committee.  I am proud to recognize Donna Baldino as our Rookie of the Year.”

Great job, Donna!

 

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IMS on WMMR

Posted on: May 8th, 2015

Have heard the shout out to IMS on WMMR?

IMS Technology Services recently assisted with the Subaru live broadcast. Subaru won the grand prize for an organization’s donation at the Camp Out for Hunger fundraiser in December. By using their Share the Love Event fundraiser, they raised 360,059 lbs of food (nearly HALF of all that was raised).

Special thanks to the IMS Team that made the live broadcast happen: Devo and BMurph for running the event, and Mo, Anthony and the whole warehouse crew for making the coordination happen!

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