SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals Promotes John Cuthbertson to Manager, Solutions Architects

Contact:  Donna M. Autuori

Autuori Corporate Communications, Inc.

(631) 321-0045



Hauppauge, NY…

SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals (“SmartSource,” Hauppauge, NY,, one of the nation’s leading providers of computer, audio visual (AV) and technology solutions for businesses and events, announced the promotion of John Cuthbertson to Manager of the Solutions Architect Group. In this role, Cuthbertson will oversee SmartSource’s team of solutions architects charged with providing technical expertise and working with clients across all aspects of an event’s technology solution deployment. He brings almost 20 years of event industry experience, managing technology solutions including video wall systems, audio visual/IT integrations, live event video switch systems and digital signage for citywide conferences, trade shows, software user conferences, corporate meetings and fundraising events. He is based in SmartSource’s Chicago, Illinois operations center.

According to SmartSource Vice President of Sales Jeffrey C. Byrne, “The role of the Solutions Architect was created with the client in mind in order to help them achieve the best integrated technology solution for their event. Our Solutions Architects bring a level of technical expertise across all phases of the project to ensure a high level of communications with the client and our Operations team with high customer satisfaction a primary driver. John’s experience and technical background are extremely well-suited for managing our Solutions Architects.”

Cuthbertson shared his thoughts on the Solutions Architect role saying, “Ideally, the Solutions Architect is brought into a new client project such as a large conference at the earliest stage. This enables us to help the sales executive discuss the client’s expectations, scope the work, and develop a proposal that meets the client’s requirements. We then work with the Operations Team to ensure that the project is executed properly onsite from a technical perspective. We create peace of mind by providing cost-effective event technology solutions for our customers.”

Prior to this promotion, Cuthbertson served as a Solutions Architect for SmartSource. His first role with SmartSource was as National Account Executive. Additionally, he served as Product Manager-Video Walls.

Cuthbertson holds a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications with a minor in Cinema studies from Illinois State University.

He resides in Joliet, IL.

About SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals

SmartSource® Computer & Audio Visual Rentals is the trusted expert in technology solutions for businesses and events and maintains the largest national footprint in the computer and audio visual rental space.  SmartSource is widely recognized for its breadth and depth of offerings and seamless systems integration for even the most complex temporary installations. By leveraging high performance IT, AV, and the latest interactive technologies, SmartSource helps marketers effectively convey and distill their brand messages with optimum, impactful impressions. SmartSource has fully-staffed and equipped branch offices in 21major metropolitan markets. Founded in 1984 as Rent-a-PC, the company was the pioneer market maker in technology rentals. For more information, visit: or call: 800-888-8686.