Eric Echols is an audiovisual design consultant with a background in music performance, acoustics, and recording arts.
Echols earned his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at Baylor University and continued his studies at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Audio Sciences. Keenly interested in technology, Echols married his love of music and the arts with an affinity for bleeding edge technology and embarked on his career of audiovisual design and consulting.
Echols began his professional career as an audiovisual design consultant at an international multidisciplinary architectural and engineering firm. During his time there, Echols specialized in large-scale corporate commercial, healthcare, and government projects. Soon after, Echols joined Pershing Technologies where he now serves as the Director of Technology. At Pershing, Echols is responsible for overseeing the majority of commercial audiovisual design and engineering efforts, as well as leading the research and deployment strategies for new and emerging technologies. Throughout his career, Echols has provided consulting and design services to a number of esteemed higher education, corporate, and medical organizations, including Virginia Tech, The World Bank and International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, Georgetown Law, NBC Universal, and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Echols’ project expertise ranges from conference rooms and meeting facilities to auditoria, theaters, and broadcast studios.
In 2013, Echols began teaching acoustics courses at Peabody. Additionally, Echols has taught classes for AVIXA on the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in audiovisual design.
Echols holds the AVIXA CTS-D certification and is an active member of both the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and Acoustical Society of America (ASA).