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LONE SUPERSTAR: Justin Bailey!

What do you do at LSC?

I am currently the Program Manager for our Baylor Scott and White (BSW) endeavors. I ensure the effective alignment, integration, and control of the program’s projects to produce enterprise-wide, long-term, strategic outcomes from inception to completion. This includes the coordination of internal departments such as Sales, Engineering, Operations, IT, Customer Experience, and Service. I work with the customer’s respective departments to ensure all components of the program are delivered.

Essentially, my role is to ensure the strategy is in place from Lone Star Communications’ perspective so that BSW’s long term goals are met.

What positions have you had at LSC?

My first position at Lone Star Communications was in the field during the summer between my Freshman and Sophomore year in High School (the labor laws were a little different then). My first day was working for Roland Sotello installing TV plates (thanks for putting up with me Roland). I couldn’t carry a 6’ ladder at the time, so it was a while before I graduated to ‘real’ cabling and speaker installation. I worked summers throughout High School in both the Communications and Fire Alarm divisions.

Next, I moved into the fabrication shop (now known as PITCO). This was an excellent learning experience for me as I learned the topology of systems from the perspective of the head ends and concepts such as troubleshooting and signal flow as well as the standards of LSC’s systems. In hindsight, I’ve realized my time in PITCO turned out to be a defining moment in that it stimulated my love for the technical and electronics. It is what ultimately led me to the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) for Electrical Engineering. During my time in PITCO, I learned from many of those around and also cultivated my love for audio. LSC was doing quite of bit of audio and A/V systems, and I began working with them, ultimately learning how to commission and train them.

After graduating from UTA, I moved into the Engineering Department at Lone Star Communications Grand Prairie (LSGP). I estimated small projects, did system design and layout, provided field support, and helped with the development of our RAPID and InteropWizard products.

An opportunity presented itself with Baylor Scott and White where a need was identified. I assumed my current role of Program Manager.

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

Probably the coolest accomplishment is having the police called on us during commissioning of the Highland Park High School football stadium. I cannot think of a better representation of a system well designed, installed, and tuned than having the police show up and tell you to turn it down.

RAPID, RAPID2, and IOW are other big ones. A multi-disciplinary team consisting of Sales and Marketing, Operations, Hardware design, Injection-molding enclosure design, PCB design, and Software design and Service came together to realize the vision of the RAPID line.

My involvement in the lectures and hands-on classes in the LSC TEP (now known as Lone Star University) gives me a great deal of pride. I love nothing more than helping people understand audio and electronics as it pertains to our industry.

All accomplishments listed above are much larger than myself. Everything takes a great deal of teamwork, and that is itself an accomplishment I am proud of. I appreciate everyone’s help involved in accomplishing the items above.