leadership team

Our management team believes in our core values and strives to conduct our business with the goal of becoming a long-term business partner to help your business grow and prosper.

JP ENGELBRECHT

CEO - South Central Inc.

JP ENGELBRECHT
CRAIG JACOBUS

CEO - South Central AV

CRAIG JACOBUS

CEO - South Central AV

CRAIG JACOBUS

What does that mean you do every day?

Work with our team utilizing their talents to continuously find ways to better serve our customers and employees.

How long have you been with SCAV?

I’ve worked with South Central for over 22 years, most recently running the radio division, and started with SCAV in late 2015.

Why did you choose this career?

A combination of my love of music and technology with the opportunity to continue to work with this amazing company and grow SCAV.

Who is your favorite band/musician?

Led Zeppelin

What was the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Green Day, Robert Plant, The Eagles

Harry Vasels

CFO

Harry Vasels

CFO

Harry Vasels

What does that mean you do every day?

I’m responsible for the Financial & Administrative departments

How long have you been with SCAV?

Since June 2015

Why did you choose this career?

The drugs had not kicked in soon enough

Who is your favorite band/musician?

Bob Seger

What was the best concert you’ve ever been to?

1984 Buffalo Folk Fest

PATRICK BRITTON

Director of Operations

PATRICK BRITTON

Director of Operations

PATRICK BRITTON

What does that mean you do every day? I work with a fantastic team of people at SCAV to ensure that they have the tools they need to provide our clients with an outstanding experience.
How long have you been with SCAV? I joined the company in May of 2016

Why did you choose this career? I can honestly say this career chose me. I have spent almost 2o years in the audio visual industry performing almost every job there is. I come to work every day working with a great team of professionals to design and install technology that helps our clients overcome business challenges and achieve their goals.

Who is your favorite band/musician? Billy Joel

What was the best concert you’ve ever been to? I am not sure it counts as an actual concert, but early in my career I worked on a number of MTV Video Music Awards ceremonies. The talent was always diverse and unique and the occasional impromptu jam sessions were once in a lifetime experiences.

DON CHAFFEE

Director of Purchasing

DON CHAFFEE

Director of Purchasing

DON CHAFFEE

What does that mean you do every day?

It means keeping the installations and service calls addressed in the best way to service our clients.

How long have you been with SCAV?

December of 2004, but in the industry for many more years than that.

Why did you choose this career?

This has always been a stable business with opportunities.

Who is your favorite band/musician?

All time, it has to be the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

What was the best concert you’ve ever been to?

The Concert for Bangladeshby George Harrison and friends at Madison Square Garden. Also playing there were Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell and Neil Young.

tammie ellis

controller

tammie ellis

controller

tammie ellis

What does that mean you do every day?

Financial Analysis and Reporting

How long have you been with SCAV?

11 Years

Why did you choose this career?

I enjoy analysis and results.

Who is your favorite band/musician?

P!NK

What was the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Backstreet Boys

AMY BLACKBURN

Director of Sales

AMY BLACKBURN

Director of Sales

AMY BLACKBURN

What does that mean you do every day?

Keep the team motivated and moving toward their next sale. I make sure that everything my team does is leading toward their next sale and help remove any obstacles they encounter. My goal is to make sure our monthly billing increases due to new clients being brought onboard every month.

How long have you been with SCAV?

Since May of 2006

Why did you choose this career?

It chose me. With my passion for music and the way our senses affect our environment, I was meant to be here doing what I get to do with our company each and every day.

Who is your favorite band/musician?

Dave Matthews Band and Justin Timberlake

What was the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Justin Timberlake for sure (sorry DMB who I’ve seen too many times to admit).

CHIP SPRAGUE

Director of Systems Integration

CHIP SPRAGUE

Director of Systems Integration

CHIP SPRAGUE

What does that mean you do every day?

My role with the company is to help the sales and engineering teams help our clients with larger projects. We help organizations communicate more effectively through collaboration technologies. We also have expertise in sound masking, video walls and large sound systems.

How long have you been with SCAV?

I started here in January of 2014.

Why did you choose this career?

Love of technology, maybe? I was a “dot com kid” during the first boom in the late 90s. My experience in web development morphed in to using the web for meetings, which expanded in to video conferencing, which became what we now call “Unified Communications”.

Who is your favorite band/musician?

Favorite single album is Big Head Todd & The Monsters: Sister Sweetly. John Mayer is my guitar hero. Norah Jones has my favorite voice. All time fav overall? Thelonious Monk.

What was the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Easy. Buffett

RICHARD LIGHTLE

Regional Director of Sales (Tampa)

RICHARD LIGHTLE

Regional Director of Sales (Tampa)

RICHARD LIGHTLE

What does that mean you do every day?

Keep Jp and Craig happy, enough said… Actually, I am a Chief Story Teller that motivates and inspires a seasoned team of sales professionals to achieve personal and business goals that not only create opportunity for both our internal and external customers but fulfill dreams. In support of this, I interact with all elements of our Tampa team, keeping arrows aligned and remembering to make it fun.

How long have you been with SCAV?

February of 2015 is when I started, but isn’t time relative?

Why did you choose this career?

Fell into it after working for Uncle Sam. I remember my first large system install. When we turned it on and the system’s lights flashed to life, I saw the business owner’s eyes pop open and watched him dance around like a kid at Christmas. I was hooked. Over time I learned I had talent for telling the story, the motivation to make stuff happen and the ability to inspire. Oh yeah, and McDonalds wasn’t hiring…

Who is your favorite band/musician?

Gotta be Earth, Wind and Fire for fun and loving AC/DC for intensity.

What was the best concert you’ve ever been to?

It’s a tie.

  • 1) Laser Light Show at Union Memorial Kansas City on 4th of July; patriotic music and I danced with my mom in the streets.
  • 2) Earth, Wind and Fire at Tropicana Field, Tampa. I danced with my beautiful twin girls. Two of life’s most memorable moments…
BARBARA WALKER

Customer Service Manager

BARBARA WALKER

Customer Service Manager

BARBARA WALKER

What does that mean you do every day?

Work with the best Customer Service team, Sales team, and Operations department! Our goal is to provide all of our clients with the best experience and interaction possible. We value your time and business and strive to exceed your expectations.

How long have you been with SCAV?

Since September of 2013

Why did you choose this career?

Customer Service and People are my passion! I love working with a great team of people that have a common goal of exceeding client’s expectations.

Who is your favorite band/musician?

Bob Seger, Allman Brothers, and Coldplay

What was the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Elton John