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PSAV Hires Scott Tomlinson to Oversee Canadian Operations

February 24, 2016 | Press Release
Bob Niersbach
Director, Communications - PSAV
(847) 385-3619

CHICAGO, February 23, 2016 — PSAV® today announced that it has selected Scott Tomlinson as vice president of operations for Canada. Tomlinson will oversee 87 on-site partner locations and four branch operations, overall business strategy, execution and management of the company’s Canadian operations, including its warehouses. Tomlinson, who will be based in Toronto, will also oversee recruiting, coaching and leading the best talent of the events industry.

Prior to joining PSAV, Tomlinson was country manager and head of Inventory Management Solutions and Services Divisions at Acklands-Grainger Inc., Canada’s largest distributor of industrial, safety and fastener products. Under his leadership, the company saw this segment of the business increase over 400% in a three-year period.

Tomlinson will report to Ali Vafa, PSAV senior vice president of operations, who said, “Scott brings over 20 years of operations experience. He has a strong track record of management and deep knowledge of the Canadian business landscape. I’m delighted he has joined our team as we continue expanding our business in Canada and globally.”

“I’m thrilled to join PSAV at this exciting time of growth for the company. I look forward to working closely with Ali and the whole PSAV team to continue driving the business forward,” said Tomlinson.

Tomlinson began his career at Livingston International Inc., a logistics provider, where he advanced from numerous operations and sales positions to vice president and general manager of the Event Logistics division. In his 18 years with the company, he dramatically improved its market share and profitability by implementing significant logistical and operational infrastructure changes, expanding service offerings and introducing market-leading technologies. Following Livingston International, Tomlinson spent two years as vice president and general manager of North American Logistics Services Inc. before joining Acklands-Grainger.

About PSAV®
PSAV is a leading provider in the global event technology services industry. As the event technology provider of choice at leading hotels, resorts and convention centers, our customers look to deliver more dynamic and impactful meetings and events. PSAV’s customers comprise event organizers, corporations, trade associations and meeting planners, and they choose PSAV for its innovative and comprehensive service offerings, exceptional customer service and global platform. PSAV employs more than 7,500 highly trained staff across 1,300 venues throughout the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East. Visit us at and

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