Founded in 1981 by Bill Fitzsimmons, Jan Sandri, and Charles Rodriguez, FSR was established to fill the AV industry’s need for control modules and subsequently expanded with a suite of metal products specifically addressing the AV market. “Charles, then owner of AV Services - an NY/NJ-based AV integration company - partnered with the extremely talented engineer Bill Fitzsimmons and Jan Sandri to design, manufacture and market dissolve units, power modules, relay controllers, audio attenuators, and more. One of our first milestones was to bring the industry’s first multiplex control system to market.
We credit our continuing success to our ability to identify customer needs and develop reasonably priced, operator-friendly products. In our early stages we provided a great deal of custom engineering, design and manufacturing for leading companies such as IBM, M&M, ECI and Allen Bradley. Today, its extremely popular series of connectivity units has grown from floor boxes, to wall, table and now ceiling boxes.
FSR employs over 100 people and maintains an extensive channel network and good working relationships with AV consultants around the world, as well as architects and engineers. Throughout the years, founder and president, Jan Sandri has sustained an operating philosophy that includes giving back to the community on a local level by contributing much-needed merchandise to area school children, and being kind to the planet on a global scale. FSR strives to be as green as possible by using a lead-free process on all electronics, being an Energy Star Partner, and manufacturing products in the United States.