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For Immediate Release
May 04, 2022
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Brings diverse experience steeped in brand-building, people management, robotics, process automation and high-end woodworking

Ames, IA - May 4, 2022 - Chris Seymour, owner of Seymour AV (DIY channel) and co-founder of Seymour-Screen Excellence (CEDIA custom residential channel) acoustically transparent-specialized film screen brands, is pleased to announce the appointment of Evan Zerby as Director of Operations.

Zerby’s s diverse complement of experience, skills and education brings something unique to his role. As founder of Xpertinstaller Inc., Zerby managed a 25,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and multiple retail facilities in the production and sales of mobile multimedia and sound accessories, including supervising a staff of over fifty people.

Zerby then went on to study Electrical/Software engineering and Planetary Sciences (Geology) at Iowa State University, where he worked as an independent researcher in robotics. As an avid space robotics lecturer and science writer Zerby has been published in multiple science publications.

Zerby delved deep into custom high-end wood working and home theaters, beginning with furnishings under his own Zerby Fine Woodcrafts. Later, as technical sales rep for Diamond Vogel Industrial Wood Coatings company Zerby became a protective coatings expert. Most recently his Zertech Tools and Automation company designed, built, and marketed high-end automated woodworking machines in Ames, Iowa.

Zerby has amassed expertise in integrated system design, linear motion control systems, prototyping and testing, embedded microprocessor programming, automated machine design, and industrial coatings. “On top of what Evan brings to daily operations, his expertise and resources bolster our abilities from process streamlining to R&D. This gives us greater strength and independence, critical during a time of global instability in sourcing parts, and perfectly in tandem with our continued growth in digital control systems and film screen technologies,” says Chris Seymour.

“I am thrilled to be joining at such an exciting time in the home theater industry. The Seymour brands are revered for innovation, and I am looking forward to leading future innovations to continue our storied tradition of excellence,” says Zerby.

For all Seymour-Screen Excellence media inquiries contact Paul Muto at / 516.662.5374.

About Seymour-Screen Excellence
Founded in 2010 as a joint venture by US-based Seymour AV (Chris Seymour) and UK-based Screen Excellence (Patrice Congard), Seymour-Screen Excellence (S-SE) combines the leadership and innovation of their acoustically transparent projection screen materials for high-end custom installers in North America. The company’ss state-of-the-art screens provide flawless picture quality and acoustic transparency, superior to traditional perforated screens or other less exacting woven screen materials. Manufacturing takes place at the company’ss factory / headquarters in Ames, Iowa.

In recent years S-SE has expanded its offerings with many innovative solutions created by Chris Seymour. These include award-winning ambient light-rejecting screen surfaces; the channel’ss first color temperature tunable white bias LED back lighting kits and single- and 4-way motorized masking systems. In 2019, the brand’ss Adjustable Ratio Theater (ART) motorized masking system was declared a CEDIA Best New Hardware Product. In 2017, S-SE, in joint-demo with Audio Excellence and Wolf Cinema, was recognized by AVS Forum as Best 2017 CEDIA Expo Home Theater Demo. Seymour-Screen Excellence can be reached at 515.450.5694 and 515.268.3369. For more information on the company and all its products please visit Follow S-SE on Twitter @SeymourScreenEx and Facebook at:


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