About Us

Our Production Services and Sales teams bring your ideas to life with state of the art technology and the best people in the business.

ACT audiovisual puts you first and will help you bring your dreams to life by serving as the link Between Technology and You.

Whether it’s a small boardroom meeting or an AGM for 5000, sales luncheon for 10 clients or a gala event for 700, graduation or a celebration of life, outdoor family reunion or your special wedding day, you have a message, you have something to say, you have a memory to make and you only get one opportunity to interact with your group in a long lasting, personally engaging way.

Our production team will ensure that you capitalize on that opportunity. Maximizing the impact of your event and creating experiences that are memorable.

Technology is the medium that displays your message

Replacing that old classroom projector, remodeling your corporate boardroom, or upgrading the technology services in your church all require diligence and expertise to ensure you receive the maximum impact from your technology.

Our installers will not only ensure that the technology works at maximum efficiency but that the technology becomes an organic part of its surroundings with no visible cables, matching trims and that the technology has a minimum profile when not in use.

Our mission is to ensure our clients meet all their communication goals

We will do so by exceeding industry standards, utilizing the most robust and reliable technology, and employing and continuously training the best front-line personnel in the industry. We will do all of this while providing the best value for your technology dollar.

ACTav PRINCIPLES

Client satisfaction

ACTav will ensure that clients are always satisfied, that their communication goals have been achieved and that every interaction is memorable and client centered.

Product Quality

In order to ensure that clients receive the best results from their purchasing decision ACTav will provide only top tier products and services. Brands you recognize and names you can trust.

Employee Excellence

The link Between Technology and You will always be our front line technical team. All staff are trained and qualified on every piece of equipment they operate, sell, or install.

Tested & Reviewed

Each piece of equipment that is used or sold by ACTav is tested and reviewed by our team members to ensure functionality of each piece of equipment prior to the event.

Training

Our sales team receives manufacturer training on all equipment they sell.

Value

Our pricing structure is not based on competitor price lists or “what the market can bear.” Our prices are based on the cost of servicing our clients at the high level that is always expected at ACTav. ACT audiovisual will always provide the industries best value for products we offer.

Meet the Team

Lynnette Wilkinson

Lynnette Wilkinson is the Director of Administration at Advanced Communication Technology AV, where Lynnette manages all aspects of Administration from Head Office including Human Resources, Shipping/Receiving, and Accounting.  

As an immigrant to Canada, Lynnette understands the hard work it takes to start anew and brought this knowledge and understanding to ACTav and built a comprehensive administrative department within a new and growing business, along with gaining knowledge of the Audio Visual Industry through direct work with clients and technologists. Lynnette has accomplished full integration of new Accounting and CRM software to help better troubleshoot any potential issues within the administrative aspect of the company as well provide a stress-free process for clients and internal employees in all aspects of Human Resources and Accounting.  

Lynnette is a mother of 5 who loves to go camping, in an actual tent, hiking, and yard currently residing in beautiful Calgary Alberta 

James Dickenson

Born and raised just outside of Regina, James Dickenson comes to ACT Audiovisual with 15 years of experience in the customer service industry. As general manager of Saskatchewan operations he delivers a hands-on approach to leadership, as well as an eye for detail, all to better serve our clients and earn their loyalty and trust.  

James received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Regina in 2007. After several years spent working as an assistant at a climate research centre, he left academics and moved into the fitness industry, working for an international franchise as they opened their first location in Canada. He rose through the ranks by taking on additional challenges, often travelling to assist management at other locations. In 2018 James took on the General Manager position in Saskatoon. Saskatoon soon gained a reputation for competitiveness; they consistently lead the region during sales drives and delivered year over year double digit improvements in KPIs. Opposed to aggressive sales tactics, James achieved this though word of mouth and by having the most experienced staff in western Canada. 

James now leads ACT Audiovisual’s Saskatchewan operations and our outstanding production, installation, and sales teams. Although new to the industry he has proven adaptability and has frontline experience in organising during these challenging times. Together ACT Audiovisual is prepared and excited to help their partners meet all their communication needs. 

Michael DiPaolo

Michael DiPaolo is a native Calgarian and University of Calgary graduate with a major in Economics and Finance. He also received All Canadian honours at the University of Lethbridge as a member of the men’s national basketball team while studying Commerce?(Finance/Marketing). Michael has experience in a number of industries in the Calgary region, notably with a focus on high volume sales. Pipeline management and corporate account execution along with profit driven venture partnerships are also notable areas of expertise. He has over 10 years of experience in territory management and product/service development in the energy sector in Calgary and enjoyed his time building key relationships and managing long term client partnerships of major business accounts. 

Michael has also managed a series of financial portfolios and engaged several key businesses in Canada and the United States over the recent years for the purposes of financial consulting and capital raise endeavors over an extended period of time while managing and building those client relationships personally for the companies as well. He is extremely excited to bring his experience and contributions to the ACTav Team and developing long term, customer oriented, relationships with current and future ACTav clients and partners. 

Peter Cucheran

Peter Cucheran joined the ACTav team in 2015 with a shared vision and passion for entrepreneurial ventures. Peter brings to the team over 20 years of Commercial, Industrial and Residential construction, building and facility management, law enforcement and Human Resources experience. Peter’s strengths in financial management and team building throughout his career and multiple business ventures make his vast skill set and experience specifically valuable to ACTav.  

Peter was born and raised on the South Coast of British Columbia where he immediately began his entrepreneurial endeavours, purchasing his first business from a retiring businessman at the age of 16 installing signs for local realtors. Never satisfied with mediocrity, Peter was seeking additional business opportunities out in various fields, ensuring his success though thorough research and securing advice from more experienced professionals in the field. At 25 years old Peter joined the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) while continuing his business ventures. He purchased ownership in a construction company allowing him to contribute to the financial management of the company but continue to assist and stay current with the labour activities on active work sites. 

Peter maintains a commitment to open collaboration among ACTav’s internal stakeholders to meet and, when possible, exceed the company’s objectives for responsible management and financial strength.  

A father to 3 young children Peter looks at life as an adventure. Peter is passionate and driven to always push himself in new ways to bring exciting and creative ideas to his businesses as well as his family. Always looking to improve, Peter’s vibrant approach to life is a welcome and necessary part to the success of ACTav.  

James Wilkinson

Born in Thompson Manitoba; Elementary School in Livelong Saskatchewan; High School in Turtleford Saskatchewan; College in Surrey B.C. James currently resides in Calgary Alberta, is married to his first wife of 20+ years, Lynnette, and has 3 amazing children, as well as two other ones.

Over the course of 30 years James has held jobs as a gas jockey, pâtissier & breakfast chef, landscaper, golf course attendant, cow milker, mechanic, school bus driver, pastor, ESL teacher, and custodian. He has also been involved in multiple varied businesses including Poultry Farming, Cattle Farming, Real Estate Development, Environmental Cleanup Services, and Courier Services.

James entered the Technology Industry in the early 2000’s as the Production Co-ordinator for a small Saskatchewan owned company called Nagel’s Audio Visual. Eventually James was recruited by a large multinational Event Services Company and served for 3 years as the General Manager for Regina
Saskatchewan. Following his term in Regina, James transferred to a position in Winnipeg as the Regional Director for Saskatchewan & Manitoba as well as serving as the Director of Event Services for the Fairmont Winnipeg.
In 2015 James founded Advanced Communication Technology Inc. in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Operating as ACT audiovisual, ACTav has served the Regina and Saskatoon regions in the live events and integration channels of the industry. Along with his business partner, Peter Cucheran, ACT audiovisual has grown to service the Saskatchewan and Alberta markets.

James currently is the Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Communication Technology and currently holds positions as a director on several Canadian and US corporate boards as well as serving or having served on numerous community committees and boards be they fundraising endeavours or Chambers of Commerce. His personal commitment to community organizations is focused on 2 primary areas: mental heath and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurial supports.

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