Leadership

Technical Services (TSAV) is a privately held woman-owned company which is owned and operated by its founders. Our highly effective & deliberate leadership team operates with an unwavering commitment to integrity and to support of our greatest assets, Our People. 

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Tonya Barr

Principal

Tonya holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Georgia. Tonya has served on several boards and councils such as Project Safe, The Historic...

Tonya holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Georgia. Tonya has served on several boards and councils such as Project Safe, The Historic Preservation Society of Athens, the Saint Joseph Catholic School Board and Executive Council as well having multiple service committee's within the community. She also holds certifications with the WBENC (Women's Business Enterprise National Council) and NAPW (National Association of Professional Women).

A recognized business and community leader known for organizational structure and performance evaluation as a risk manager who protects company resources while providing general oversight of all company activities to assure a smooth functioning, efficiently run organization. Tonya works to provide growth through Strategic Planning, Accomplishment of Company Mission, and Collaboration with her team on short and long term goals. With a reputation for accountability and implementation of Standards and Controls, she has effectively increased transparency and visibility within the organization by bringing general business and best practices issues to the forefront of crucial Executive Committee discussions. Tonya’s career includes support at Merrill Lynch where she worked closely with financial advisers to ensure quality customer service, analyze financial data and assist with financial planning services. At Trinity Accounting Group she performed various accounting and tax prep functions and learned the basics in management of real estate development projects. Her work at Arthur Andersen as part of their Audit and CRM department afforded her the time to develop core competency in Audit Procedure. As Tonya rose through several positions and companies throughout the years, she used her experience and commitment to growth to successfully develop and manage a nationally recognized cosmetology business that partnered with national and local community service organizations to promote member and community involvement.

Tonya currently resides in Athens, GA with her amazing husband, two daughters and one son.

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Joe Attaway

Vice President of Operations

Joe Attaway joined TSAV in 2011. He came to the team with a wealth of business, computer, and project management experience. Joe has worked in a number of fields and brings a myriad of expertise to his projects. He has...

Joe Attaway joined TSAV in 2011. He came to the team with a wealth of business, computer, and project management experience. Joe has worked in a number of fields and brings a myriad of expertise to his projects. He has knowledge of information systems, electronic systems, construction schedules, and resource management. Joe values the importance of good communication and coordination that lead to proper execution of a project.

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Steve Gore

Senior Field Engineer

Steve's long and varied career in the professional electronics industry includes 8 years in pro sound retail and installation, and 2 years in commercial AM/FM radio production prior to joining the TSAV team...

Steve's long and varied career in the professional electronics industry includes 8 years in pro sound retail and installation, and 2 years in commercial AM/FM radio production prior to joining the TSAV team 12 years ago. He is equally comfortable leading a team on a construction site as he is coordinating with clients and contractors in a board room. He is the primary rigging installation supervisor for TSAV, and takes a hands-on approach in each of his projects. Steve is driven to meet the needs of the client and has a proven record of efficiency and precision.

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Tom Santosky

Vice President of Sustainability and Partnerships

Tom is a senior member of TSAV with 10 years of experience in AV project management. Tom has managed the personnel for TSAV for the last 7 years, and has been intimately involved on every project, service call, and...

Tom is a senior member of TSAV with 10 years of experience in AV project management. Tom has managed the personnel for TSAV for the last 7 years, and has been intimately involved on every project, service call, and customer TSAV has ever had. He has extensive knowledge in electronic systems, construction schedules, resource management, systems rigging, coordination, and execution. Tom is a member of the executive team at TSAV, and is involved in every decision that the company makes.

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Jim Hildreth

Chief of Staff

Jim joined the team in 2014 as a member of the internal support team after 15 years in Private Sector Workflow Systems Design and Operational Systems Consulting. He has held multiple positions within multiple...

Jim joined the team in 2014 as a member of the internal support team after 15 years in Private Sector Workflow Systems Design and Operational Systems Consulting. He has held multiple positions within multiple departments of the TSAV organization, working on internal systems development, staff retention and skills development, as well as analysis of existing hurdles and solutions within our corporate infrastructure. Jim is devoted to making sure that our current workflow is efficient, that the quality of our product is unsurpassed in the industry, and that our staff are continually challenged to improve their skill-sets, as well as enjoy their work.  Jim currently lives in Watkinsville, GA with his wife and son. 

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Pete Dugas

President

Peter is a career entrepreneur, founder of several companies in technology and entertainment industries. He is founder of TSAV, co-founder of NTAS & CMS, he provides outside consulting services for specialized...

Peter is a career entrepreneur, founder of several companies in technology and entertainment industries. He is founder of TSAV, co-founder of NTAS & CMS, he provides outside consulting services for specialized projects, is an angel investor, and lecturer at the University of Georgia. Pete lives with his wife, two daughters, and son in Athens, GA.

Educated in US and Europe.

Attended College at Mercer University

Certified Design Technology Specialist (CTS-D), AIA, ICIA, NSCA, AES.

Founded Technical Services Audiovisual (TSAV) in 1991, one of the Southeastern US’s largest professional audio, video, and acoustics firm. Currently employs staff >50 working throughout the US, Europe, and in the Middle East.

Developed software and hardware based AV and data management technologies. Product developments have resulted in IP portfolio establishment & profitable endeavors including licensing of IP to technology industry leaders.

Developed Enterprise Level Curriculum management system correlating student behavior, learning styles, and other attributes with performance. System allows for cloud based and localized enterprise deployments globally and achieved profitability in second year.

Developed private content download systems in 1999 including mechanism for publishing content and segmented royalty distribution. System allows for managed distribution of royalties on a per license basis focusing on capitalization on change in the entertainment industry. 

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Diana Biggs

Vice President of Accounting

With over 30 years of accounting experience, Diana joined the TSAV team when she and her family relocated to Georgia in 2006. Diana is a gifted human resources manager, accountant, and inventor. She and her husband...

With over 30 years of accounting experience, Diana joined the TSAV team when she and her family relocated to Georgia in 2006. Diana is a gifted human resources manager, accountant, and inventor. She and her husband developed a line of patented ergonomic janitorial products that are still on the market today. Her products have won numerous awards, and her snow shovel design was in Popular Science Magazine.

She and her husband of 27 years have five fantastic children and four grand-children.

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Keith Reardigan

Vice President of Technology and Standards

Keith has been a member of the TSAV team for 9 years, now. Keith's extensive background with AV systems engineering, professional live production, classroom and corporate meeting space, support systems...

Keith has been a member of the TSAV team for 9 years, now. Keith's extensive background with AV systems engineering, professional live production, classroom and corporate meeting space, support systems integration, multi-campus videoconferencing, and IT/Networking solutions as well as a firm understanding of network topography and its relationship to the Integrated Control Systems manufacturer's IP-Based systems makes him an integral part of TSAV's core Engineering Team. Along with his skill set noted herein, Keith's attention to detail, proactive troubleshooting abilities, understanding of needs of typical system user and challenges of the facility management and support team supply a great value to the end user.

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Stephen Simmons

Vice President of Development

Stephen has been employed with TSAV for 7 years and has an extensive working knowledge of all aspects of projects from inception to completion to warranty. He is a member of TSAV executive team and is charged with...

Stephen has been employed with TSAV for 7 years and has an extensive working knowledge of all aspects of projects from inception to completion to warranty. He is a member of TSAV executive team and is charged with decisions in the company ranging from personnel to training to financial forecasting. Stephen possesses excellent coordination and troubleshooting skills, a high work ethic, and is extremely dedicated to successful and complete execution of projects and tasks. He has managed high-intensity projects ranging in size and scope.

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