AVX’s business philosophy is simple – we focus on serving our customers and supporting our team. We believe these two key elements are the very foundation of success in business. These principles stem directly from the members of our leadership team, who implemented them and put them into practice daily. Get to know each of them a little better via the bios below.
President – Diego R. del Pino
Diego was born and raised in Miami and is extremely proud to be a Miamian. He is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Business and boasts more than 20 years of experience in security, life-safety and systems integration. In addition to his business accolades, he has served on the boards of numerous public and private organizations.
In 2009, Diego’s deep passion for electronics and entertainment systems guided him to found AVX, The Audio Video Experts. Through his vision and innovative thinking, he has positioned AVX as one of the leading custom integrators in South Florida. Whenever Diego is not at work or with his family, he can be found somewhere in the woods or on the waters of Florida.
Eric was born and raised in Miami and spent his summers in Key Biscayne as a child. As a youth, he was an oarsman for the Miami Rowing Club and attended Gulliver Preparatory in Key Biscayne. Today, he retains his close ties to the area as a partner in APS Security Systems, which is a family-owned company that has been dedicated to providing customers with integrated-security and life-safety systems. It is a Miami-based company with offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Port of Spain, Trinindad.
Eric has dedicated the last 8 years to developing and running operations in the Caribbean. He moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2004 to expand the business and to create a local office focused on the demands and developments on the island and in the rest of the Caribbean. In 2010, he grew the business’ footprint by commencing operations in Port of Spain, Trinidad, to more efficiently coordinate projects, including One Woodbrooke Place, which is the largest multi-use project in the Caribbean.
Driven by his passion for electronics, in 1998 Jose traded in his Telecommunications career for one in the would then be considered a new and exciting world of networking. This career change lead Jose into the world of Custom Electronics and Integration. Since that time, he has worked as a Sales Manager at the largest Custom Integrator in the Caribbean, as a business owner and has managed to collect a large amount of Manufacturer Certified Programming Certificates from most of the major CI Industry brands.
Since joining AVX in 2015, Jose has managed sales in the areas of Luxury Custom Homes, Luxury Condo, and upgrade sales for developers. His area of expertise includes in designing Luxury Control and Entertaining Systems, and all facets of handling customer relationships.
Factory Training-Crestron Electronics, Crestron Shading Systems, Kaleidescape, Universal Remote Control’s Total Control Platform, Vantage Lighting Control Systems, Lutron Radio Ra2 & Home works Systems, CEDIA EST Trainings.
Warren was raised in Upstate New York and the Space Coast of Florida. After studying business management and recording engineering at the University of Central Florida and Full Sail Recording University Warren stayed in the Orlando area He has made his home in South Florida for the last 7 years after transferring down to head sales in Crestron’s South Florida office.
He has managed over $1/2 Billion in sales over a 20 year career in Regional and National Sales Positions for the major players in the Custom Electronics Home Integration industry including; Crestron Electronics, Lutron Electronics, Savant Systems, and Litetouch. He has been involved in the design and implementation of many of the largest and most impressive systems in the world. In 2009 in his position as Crestron’s Regional Sales Manager he had the pleasure of introducing AVX into the Crestron family. AVX has since become one of the highest quality Crestron dealers in the country being awarded Elite Platinum Dealer status.
In 2016 Warren joined in the AVX team to help deliver the highest value and quality in home automation and entertainment systems.
Project Manager – Andre Grant
With more than 20 years of experience, Andre has seen and done it all. Throughout his career, he has acquired in-depth knowledge and experience within several industry segments. His expertise includes distributed audio / video applications, 2-channel audio, surround sound, video projection, lighting, security and control systems. In addition, he recently underwent extensive network training.
Andre attributes his success in this role to experience and communication skills. These assets enable him to effectively understand the customer’s needs and how to deliver solutions within the inherent demands of construction and remodeling projects.
Factory training: THX, Universal Remote Control, Crestron Design and Programming
Senior Programmer – Rafael E. Colon
Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Rafael began his career as a systems designer at the young age of 22.
He has a strong background in information systems and understands their vital role in today’s custom integrated system. Thanks to that experience, he most recently served as the technical support and training representative for a worldwide electronics manufacturer covering the Caribbean region.
Rafael has been factory-trained by many of the industry’s leading manufacturers, including AVX, Crestron, Vantage, Kaleidescape, Universal Remote Control, Legrand and Image & Science Foundation.
His responsibilities at AVX include systems design, systems programming, advanced technical support and product management.