Jeffrey D. Lipp, CTS-D - Principal Consultant

Experiance Summary
Jeffrey Lipp has been president and principal consultant of Lipp AV Design, Inc. since its incorporation in 1998. He has spent over thirty years in the sound and AV business. That experience ranges from system operation to design and project management.

As a system designer for Ancha Electronics (now AVI/SPL), a large AV contractor, he was responsible for the design of numerous sound and AV systems. He also provided project engineering for various systems and gave technical assistance to the sales staff.

During his tenure with Full Compass Systems, Ltd., a national equipment dealer, he managed the sound contracting department and started the AV rental department.

Jeff started his career as a sound operator for many theatres and industrial meetings in hotels. Projects have included: sound design for the Milwaukee Melody Top Theatre, sound engineer for the Spolato Festival in Charleston, SC and sound engineer for the Cape Cod Melody Top Theatre in Hyannis, MA with Las Vegas acts including Carol Channing, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Eden, Tom Jones, Diahann Carroll, Billy Crystal, etc. He still keeps his ears tuned by occasionally mixing shows for the Chicago Stagehands Union (local #2) at Navy Pier and other Chicago theatres.


  • University of Wisconsin - Bachelor of Arts, Radio, TV & Film

   Other Activities

  • International Communication Industries Foundation, Inc. (ICIF) - Board of Directors, Member
  • InfoComm - Standards Steering Committee, Member, 2010 - 2013
  • Instructor - Columbia College Chicago, Audio Arts & Acoustics Dept. – Sound System Design Class, 1996 - 2014
  • Trade Magazine Articles - Mix, Recording and Sound & Communications Magazines
  • Trade Show Seminars Presented – Infocomm, NSCA Infocomm (National Systems Contractors Association) and the USITT (United States Institute for Theater Technology)


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