Val Dempsey, President & CEO

Val Dempsey, President & CEO

Val Dempsey has been involved with AV production since the 1970s when he was producing concerts in the Bay Area while in high school, and then touring with various bands and managing acts that opened for the likes of Atlanta Rhythm Section, Steppenwolf, Mothers Finest and Dixie Dregs.

Val started working his recording and studio interests that were supported by various construction and building related jobs, becoming the Chief Building Engineer for Peachtree North Apartments next to the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia and then Assistant Engineer at Atlanta Plaza. This was a ground up, state of the art building that gave him an opportunity to understand how buildings, construction and large systems worked. By now Val had a background with experience in electrical, mechanical and communications systems as well as the construction process. In 1997 Val partnered with David Lowell, President of Seriously Sound (SSI), a concert production company based out of Atlanta GA that was starting to do permanent installations of audio visual systems. Val was President of the commercial division and over saw the installation of systems for major concert venues, commercial buildings, entertainment facilities and hospitality environments.

In 1991 Val started a recording studio business that provided business production services called Holding Patterns. He enlisted his friend Dave Lee, who Val refers to “as one of the sharpest people I know,” to help run the company. After a successful run with SSI Val left SSI to start his own AV company, CEI, and merged the studio business with his AV interests in 1995. Dave Lee came on board as a partner and the rest is history. The company grew rapidly during 1996 with the Olympics in Atlanta during which Val mastered, timed and edited all of the program material and the National Anthems for every country participating in the 1996 games. The company has gown into a national provider of AVIT services for major national corporations in hospitality, fitness, live performance, corporate environments and houses of worship.

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Call Val Dempsey at 404-248-9991 or Toll Free at 1-800-464-8197