Jim Kinkella is a staff senior project manager & engineer providing technical and administrative project support, as well as project design & engineering. Kinkella has been a professional in the audio industry for over a dozen years.

He has experience in system development from the perspectives of both an end user and system/product provider. Past projects have ranged in size and scope from 50-seat churches to elite performance spaces and major-league sporting venues. Kinkella is well versed in the development of a project through both working with and end user to determine their needs and providing technical system packages to a project as part of a contracting team. With an emphasis in high-performance audio systems.

Jim is experienced in many different facets of the AV industry. He has ability to develop and support systems such as facility-wide AV and communication, MATV, and broadcast cabling systems. Kinkella’s system engineering background allows him to understand and support all aspects of a project, from the bid process through drawing generation, to installation and commissioning.

Kinkella’s past contracting experiences have included tenures at SPL in Columbia MD, and Thomas Gregor Associates in Los Angeles. Services provided were from a system engineer/project management role, including site surveys, drawing package generation and installation support, as well as system testing/commissioning and user training. Projects have included both design-build and bid-spec packages with varying degrees of interface with end-users and general contractors. Projects of note have included the audio systems for the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City UT, Audio, MATV, and Broadcast Cabling systems for Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres in San Diego CA, and facility-wide communication systems at Boeing Manufacturing in Long Beach CA. Other positions of note have included Customer Services at ATM Group, Carson CA, and Remote Recording Engineer for WQED FM in Pittsburgh PA. Jim’s most recent project of note is the TCF Stadium broadcast cable infrastructure at the University of Minnesota.