He’s Been Chosen to Lead PPDS/Philips Growth In North America


PPDS, the exclusive global provider of Philips Professional TV and Philips Digital Signage products, has a new VP of Commercial Displays. His chief task: to lead the global company’s North America business forward.

Taking the role is Vince Schuster, an AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist and Digital Signage Display Expert who is certified in Imaging Science Foundation-Commercial.

In Philips’ words, Schuster is a “notorious and highly respected figure” in the AV industry, with a career spanning more than 25 years. “Vince brings invaluable additional industry knowledge and experience to the PPDS team in North America, as well as the wider global company,” the company says.

He will be based in the Washington National Capital Region.

Schuster will report to PPDS General Manager Chris Colpaert, who calls him “a natural leader.”

North American focus areas include Pro TV, Digital Signage and LED products.

It has also formed a series of strategic partnerships with such hardware and software providers as Crestron, Advantech, Bosch, Intel, and i3 Technologies.