By Staci Walter


Industry Veteran To Expand Herman's Union Labor Offering
MIAMI, FL., September 17, 2019 – Herman ProAV, a leading provider of professional AV products, procurement services, and labor resources to systems integrators in the commercial AV industry, welcomes Joe Olivo, as the Senior VP of Sales and Operations in charge of developing UGS-Herman, the National CWA Union Division of Herman Integration Services (
With more than 27 years of industry experience, Olivo will power the Union business nationwide, providing a more significant and more proactive presence.  In line with Herman’s business growth strategy, Olivo will be instrumental in empowering PRO AV integrators to achieve more by providing them with reliable access to highly trained and qualified union labor.
Olivo served as the VP of Operations and Sales North America at Mason Technologies for the past eight years. During his tenure at Mason, Olivo built loyal partnerships with his client base through his dedication to superior workmanship and building a team of talented technical staff.
“Joe Olivo’s customer relationships, sales acumen, and industry experience will enable us to immediately expand our Union labor offerings nationwide, giving our integration partners access to even more expertise to grow their businesses,” said Chris Bianchet, President of Herman Integration Services.  “I have known Joe for several years and admire what he has accomplished and the way he has managed his business. We are excited to have him join the Herman team.” 
“Olivo and his team will add a new level of growth to UGS-Herman, our Union Labor division,” said Michael Kabatsky, Senior VP/General Manager.  “With the addition of Joe Olivo, Herman remains committed to offering best in class subcontracted labor.”
“I have always admired Herman’s position as an industry leader, and I am thrilled to be able to bring my experience, relationships, and industry dedication to their expanding labor subcontracting business,” said Joe Olivo, “I am a firm believer in our ability to offer our integration partners, access to a truly unparalleled opportunity to scale and expand their skill sets, by deploying highly trained and accountable subcontracted Union labor from Herman.”  
About Herman ProAV
Herman ProAV ( is a leading provider of professional AV products, procurement services, and labor resources to systems integrators in the commercial AV industry. Celebrating 55 years in business, Herman empowers Pro AV integrators to achieve more by relying on Herman for trained, experienced technical personnel, complete project coordination, and one-stop purchasing from over 60 leading manufacturers. Integrator partners leverage Herman’s deep industry experience and expertise to improve operational efficiencies and achieve time and cost savings related to the procurement and management of project materials and labor resources. To learn more about Herman’s labor services, visit
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