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Our Core Team

Joseph Kalkstein - President

As a principal owner of Blue Ridge A/V and Lighting in Charlottesville VA, Joe has acquired a vast knowledge of the A/V industry, and most importantly, the needs of those who use the equipment. Joe was a practicing CPA for eleven years before he began his career as an entrepreneur. Joe holds a BS in Accounting degree from The Ohio State University. Joe’s accounting and business management expertise have been instrumental in the acquisition of AV Advantage, and are the driving force behind the system upgrades that are now in place.

John Zani - Vice President

John’s career has been in clinical laboratory management & development. John graduated from Kean University with a BS in Medical Technology. In addition to his work with AV Advantage, John continues to work in the development and distribution of turnkey laboratory tests. John’s proficiencies with systems process and marketing have added a new dimension of quality assurance to the AV Advantage organization.

Chris Davis - Director of Technology & Logistics

Chris began his A/V career in retail and mail order electronics. Chris returned to AV Advantage recently after a stint in A/V installation sales. Chris’ wide range of experience in marketing channels, as well as his in-depth product knowledge make him ideally suited to his current position supervising the sales and shipping departments. Chris studied Accounting and Business at Averett College.