Tampa Bay's Bridget Cline Wins International Women in AV Award

Tampa, Fl, (PressExposure) April 16, 2009 -- InfoComm International, the leading professional audiovisual trade association, presented its prestigious Women in AV Award to Bridget Cline, President & CEO of Industrial Strength Inc. & Pilot House Audio Visual. Cline, who resides in Tampa Bay, was presented with the award at the InfoComm 100, a new conference designed to bring together top AV industry thought leaders and volunteers from around the world.

“We are fortunate to have such strong female leaders who can both mentor and inspire the next generation of audiovisual professionals,” said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director, InfoComm International.

In less than five years, Cline has acquired two of the largest and most reputable AV companies in Florida and combined them into a synergy of success known as Industrial Strength, Inc. & Pilot House AV. In that time she has grown the business at an exponential rate, achieving an increase in sales that has nearly doubled each year since assuming control of the company. She has quadrupled the company's warehouse space, opened offices in the Midwest and California, and updated the entire infrastructure including control processes and monitoring of ROI.

As Cline's AV empire continues to grow, so does her commitment to giving back. Her company performs pro-bono events for scores of local schools, non-profits, churches and synagogues. She has earned national recognition in the company's support of the arts as well. Her latest non-profit endeavor is the creation of F.A.V.E. (Female Audio Visual Executives), an international, non-profit trade association designed to mentor and encourage young women to join the ever-expanding AV field while providing support, scholarships and networking opportunities.

"Our company motto has always been ‘Strength in Audio, Strength in Video, Strength in Lighting; Strength through Art, Strength through Community, Strength through Giving',” said Cline. “These are not just words; we live this everyday, in every aspect of our business.”

About Industrial Strength, Inc. & Pilot House Audio Visual: Industrial Strength, Inc. & Pilot House AV is a full-service audio, video, lighting, production and staging source. Owner, President & CEO Bridget K. Cline acquired Pilot House AV in 2004, and Industrial Strength, Inc. shortly thereafter, creating one of the largest inventories on Florida's west coast. The company specializes in corporate productions, and provides a range of services including national tours for pharmaceutical clients, large and multi-day annual meeting and award shows, video production and destination management. http://www.isstaging.com Press Release Distribution By PressReleasePoint

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