Our People Make the Difference…

Because of this, we see those who hire us as partners – not just clients. Values that run this deep come from a company’s culture. Meet our leadership team. These are the people who lead by example, and who believe in LVS’ people and the many partners who trust our work.

GARY ST. CIN, RCDD

Founder & President

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In his role as President, Gary oversees strategy, customer relationships and staff mentorship. Drawing on more than 30 years in the business, Gary started out as a telephony technician followed by serving as a project manager and estimator for a telecommunications company.

Having grown up in the small town of Brighton, Illinois, Gary’s deep sense of faith and family carries over to LVS’ unrivaled reputation as a trustworthy and service-oriented company, one where people are the most important part of projects. Gary studied telecommunications at DeVry University.

DON RYAN

Senior Project Manager

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Don serves as Senior Project Manager for LVS. He oversees field technicians and coordinates all aspects of projects from beginning to completion. In his leadership role, he mentors other project managers and coordinates project scheduling. Don earned a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education and teaching from Illinois Benedictine College.

NICK SIWAK, RCDD

Chief Operating Officer

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As Chief Operating Officer, Nick oversees project scheduling and information flow between office personnel and field technicians so projects run smoothly. He also serves as Safety Director for LVS, and manages select projects from start to finish. He takes great pride in seeing a customer’s IT vision take shape.

Nick joined LVS in 1999 with 13 years working in the field running larger-scale projects and the remaining years spent leading LVS’ operations. He holds the following distinctions: BICSI Registered Telecommunications Project Manager, Board Certified Safety Director, OSHA 30 trained, Certified Aerial Lift Trainer, SYSTIMAX Design & Engineering.

TERESA ST. CIN

Vice President

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Teresa first joined LVS part-time in 1999 as an administrative assistant. In 2000 LVS’ original co-founder John Fassett was diagnosed with a terminal disease and in January of 2001 passed away. In 2000 Teresa took over the accounting duties at LVS along with managing other administrative assistants as the company grew. After assuming day-to-day operations and accounting responsibilities, Teresa was named Vice President, a position she continues today. Her vision and leadership has helped nurture a people-first company at LVS.

JUSTIN BLAINE

Project Manager

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Justin oversees projects from the bidding process to completion. His main focus is to transform a customer’s vision into reality by following through on promises and making sure key project milestones are met. No stranger to LVS, Justin began working in the warehouse on summer breaks during college. Upon graduation from the University of St. Francis in 2013, he joined IBEW Local 176 and worked in the field for three years for LVS before being named Project Manager in 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a minor in marketing.

MARK GRACZYK

Project Manager

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In his role as Project Manager, Mark works on estimating and bidding projects so customer requirements are met on every point. His efforts ensure projects are of the highest quality, completed on time and under budget. By rallying the efforts of the scheduling department, field foreman, general contractor, CAD department, and customer, Mark’s leadership and ideas contribute to LVS’ goal of putting people first. Since joining LVS in 2010, Mark has served as a foreman on key projects, including Silver Cross Hospital, Mile Square, and Cook County Jail. Under his direction as project manager, he has led many projects in expansive campus settings, including Michelin, Joliet Junior College City Center, Joliet Junior College Multipurpose Facility, and the Exelon Nuclear Power Plant

RACHEL BARKER

Office Manager

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Rachel’s responsibilities fall into two important categories: office efficiency and customer relationships. She manages accounts receivables, human resources and collections. Prior to joining LVS in 2009, Rachel was a district manager for a dozen stores situated throughout the Midwest. She takes great pride in serving customers and believes their needs – whether it is directly related to LVS’ work or not – is the highest priority.

AUBREY BLAINE

Assistant Project Manager

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Aubrey has been part of LVS since 2007, spending many summer breaks and holidays working in the company’s office. In 2015, she came aboard full-time as Assistant Project Manager where she oversees many details that keep projects moving forward seamlessly. These responsibilities include tracking the progress of jobs and change orders as well as handling accounts payable and payroll. She also supports the leadership team, project managers, and operations team. Aubrey earned a bachelor of science in nursing degree from the University of St. Francis and worked as a registered nurse for several years prior to joining LVS full-time.

SHELBY ST. CIN

Business Development Manager

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Shelby joined LVS at the beginning of 2018 to help create new opportunities and relationships in various industry sectors. Her focus is to gain exposure throughout the Chicagoland area and share Low Voltage Solution’s story through strategic marketing efforts. Her responsibilities include managing all digital and print marketing, establishing new customer relationships, and supporting the efforts of our project managers. Before joining LVS, Shelby was the Director of Public Relations and Social Media for a restaurant group in the city of Chicago. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing with a minor in Human Resource Management from North Central College.

RICK MOTTA

Fire Alarm Specialist 

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Rick joined LVS in February of 2019 to support and grow our fire alarm business. His responsibilities include estimating, project management, and sales. Rick started his career at Commercial Electronic Systems in 1987 and continued to move his way up – all while attending Joliet Junior College. This lead him to a 20 year career in sales working on over a thousand projects with a wide range of size and systems. Rick has developed great relationships with architects, engineers, general contractors, electrical contractors, school districts, property managers, and all types of business owners throughout his years in sales. He has also built great relationships in the fire alarm industry with numerous authorities having jurisdiction and fire departments. Rick’s certifications include a Nicet fire alarm systems Level IV, Edwards Fire Alarm Factory Certifications, and a State of Illinois PERC card.

JOE VERDI

Security System Specialist

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Joe was added to the LVS team to manage and grow our security business. He will be estimating, project managing, and developing new security business.  Joe started his career in the security industry in 1997 while he was in college. Over his 20 year career, Joe’s experience has ranged from a general office environment to a high threat post in the Middle East for the government. With such a diverse portfolio in security projects and environments, Joe has been able to provide unique solutions to complex security requirements. Joe is a Certified Security Project Manager (CSMP) and a Certified Systems Engineer ICAM PACS (CSEIP). His vast number of manufacturer certifications allow him to provide each and every project with its specific needs and requirements.

ED BRAVO

Project Manager

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As a Project Manager, Ed is on multiple job sites ensuring that each project is running smoothly and facilitating between the rest of the team. Ed comes in with a strong background in our field and project management. His career began when he started his apprenticeship in October of  2001. Throughout his apprenticeship, Ed installed voice and data cabling, fire alarm systems, security systems, and audio visual systems. He then began running projects as an Apprentice and worked his way up from foreman to Superintendent with Huen Electric where he spent the next 17 years. Throughout his career, he estimated. project managed,  scheduled manpower, dispatched service techs, and was part of the safety committee.  Ed enjoys seeing a project from start to finish and coming up with ideas to make projects run smoother. He is OSHA 30 trained and has the Illinois Private Alarm Contractor License.

 

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