Meet Planar’s expanded group of consultants, architects and designers

Earlier in June, Planar announced the expansion of the company’s Consultants, Architects and Designers (CAD) group to North America. The dedicated team helps AV technology consultants simplify the process of designing complex video walls and other display solutions in their clients’ largest and most demanding projects.

Planar’s CAD group analyzes customer project requirements and specifications, solves design challenges, and delivers visualization systems that will delight even the most demanding and creative technology visionaries. The CAD group is also a way for the design community to provide feedback to influence future Planar products and services.

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Planar is expanding its CAD team with three new positions.

Lainie Mataras (Image credit: planar)

Planar’s CAD team is led by Lainie Mataras, who was recently promoted to Director after joining Planar as Business Development Manager in 2020. Mataras draws on her 25 years of experience in the commercial CAD industry. audiovisual and digital signage to lead the efforts of the Planar CAD group. , in addition to serving East Coast consultants, architects and audio-visual design firms.

Planar is expanding its CAD team with three new positions.

Charles Duncan (Image credit: planar)

The expansion of Planar’s CAD Group also welcomes Charles Duncan as Central and West Coast Business Development Manager. Duncan joins Planar with over 20 years of experience in the AV consulting market. Duncan will be Planar’s primary point of contact for AV consultants as well as architectural and design firms spanning the Midwest to the Pacific Rim.

Planar is expanding its CAD team with three new positions.

Orlando Helen (Image credit: planar)

The new dedicated team also features Orlando Helena who joins as a pre-sales applications engineer and will support Mataras and Duncan, covering all of North America. Helena brings eight years of experience in the AV industry, including a strong background in writing and drawing design packages. Previously, he worked as a designer for New York-based audiovisual consultancies CMS Audio Visual and Robert Derector Associates.

“Planar’s CAD team provides a unique layer of support to our customers and partners. We combine our expertise in delivering superior visual experiences and unparalleled customer support with a comprehensive suite of engineering and design tools and services,” said Executive Vice President Adam Schmidt. “We strive to constantly push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of electronic visualization, and our consultants, architects and designers are an integral part of these efforts. Led by Lainie and equipped with Planar’s unparalleled suite of display products and services, Planar’s CAD team brings Planar closer to our design community than ever before, resulting in designs and projects even more compelling and unique.

Planar’s enhanced CAD group is backed by the company’s strong North American presence. With corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities, 17 showrooms, and pre- and post-sales technical personnel across the United States and Canada, Planar is uniquely able to provide top-notch professional service and products to all stages of the customer’s process.

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