Meet the Team
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Dave Howell began his career is 1981 when he opened his first video production company known as Coast Video Productions. After selling the company in 1989, Dave went on to design and build a mobile uplink production truck that is still in use today.
In 1991, Dave joined the team at AVHQ. He quickly progressed from being an AV tech to the Director of AV Services at the La Costa Resort. AVHQ was excited with Dave’s performance at La Costa and asked him to take over as the Director of AV Services at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina. After improving sales and customer satisfaction at the Sheraton, Dave was asked to take over as the Regional Director for AVHQ San Diego and manage the operations and staff at 8 local hotels and resorts. In 1998 AVHQ became PSAV and in 1999, Dave left his position with PSAV as Regional Director to start his own company, Velocity Audio Visual Services. Today, 16 years later, Velocity has grown to be a leader in audio visual services and now offers San Diego’s largest LED Display inventory.
In his time off Dave likes off-roading, boating and traveling but mostly enjoys spending time with family: his wife DeAndra, his 4 daughters Lacey, Kari, Emily & Nikki, and his two grandchildren.
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With 10 years in the industry John is up for any challenge. He loves working local jobs here in San Diego as well as taking care of clients on the road.
No matter the job size, John’s number one priority is to ensure the clients satisfaction.
A native of San Diego, John and his wife have a son and a daughter. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, archery, shooting, photography, hiking, and fishing.
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DeAndra has been with Velocity Audio Visual since its inception; originally coming on as a part-time book-keeper, to now working full-time as the Office Manager and head of Human Resources. DeAndra’s responsibilities include accounting, front desk reception and Human Resources.
DeAndra is married to the owner Dave Howell and they have 4 children, only one of whom is still at home. DeAndra and Dave also have two grandchildren, who they love spending time with. In her free time DeAndra enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Director of Sales
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Jeff Lutjens has more than 25 years of leadership and sales experience spanning various industries including offset printing, BMW aftermarket performance products and currently audio visual event production. As an accomplished salesman and marketer, his vision and expertise in business growth has afforded him several positions throughout his career including Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Dinan Engineering, North America’s premiere BMW tuner. His prior employers include Fuji Film USA and Oce while in the printing industry. Jeff’s portfolio of clients includes, Adobe, AutoNation, Disney, Lockheed Martin, Penske Automotive Group and Sony among others.
The audio visual industry has been a perfect progression utilizing his past experience in interactions with individuals at all levels including Fortune 500 Companies while living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His business acumen coupled with strong organizational and creative skills offer our clients that personal experience that truly makes the difference. Jeff excels at listening to our clients’ needs while providing individualized solutions for each event whether large or small. He takes pride in forging relationships that become long-term clients. His passion for AV shows in his consultative selling approach and he embraces challenges so that he can provide creative staging, colorful lighting, excellent video/LED and professional audio that exceed expectations.
When Jeff isn’t working he enjoys spending quality time with his family and working out to stay both physically and mentally fit. Other interests include auto racing, hiking, cycling and rooting for both the Charger’s and Padres.
Abel Ramos JR.
Lead Tech/Sales Associate
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Abel Ramos Jr. has had many years of experience in the audio visual industry. In 2005, after graduating from Full Sail University in Orlando with an Associate’s Degree in Recording Arts, he started his AV career with Presentation Services. He furthered his career in hotel AV with American Audio Visual Center progressing to the roles of Supervisor, Technical Coordinator, Project Manager and Sales Manager. During his time with American AV he worked at the Marriott Hotel and Marina, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.
In July of 2014 Abel brought his experience and knowledge and joined the team at Velocity Audio Visual .His passion is making great customer relationships and fulfilling the task at hand.