Electrosonic Systems Inc. (Electrosonic) announced last week that Eric Trombley has been promoted to product manager of the company’s Video Display Systems (VDS) group, based in Minneapolis, MN. For the last four years he was a training manager and instructor for the company’s range of video display processor and control software offerings.

“Eric brings a strong technical discipline and broad understanding of Electrosonic products and customer applications," notes Alan Dresner, VDS general manager. "He has been integrally involved with our product development programs, ensuring our systems optimally meet customer requirements. Eric is a key addition to our VDS team and I look forward to working with him,”

Trombley is a veteran of two stints with Electrosonic. He initially joined the company in 1988 at age 20 as a videowall technician. Over the next eight years he moved up through the ranks to become a videowall programmer and development technician.

He rejoined Electrosonic in 1999 after working for DataCard as a knowledge engineer and software support specialist. “I missed the challenges and excitement of Electrosonic’s work with the entertainment industry,” Trombley recalls. “Since I’ve been back, our work for the US government, especially mission-critical projects for the military and intelligence agencies, has been personally rewarding.”

Trombley served as product specialist at Electrosonic from 1994 to 1996, and again upon his return from 1999 to 2002, during which he played a key role in the success of various products, including the company’s leading control software. He was charged with providing software and hardware support for large-scale and technically complex installations.

In addition to the educational responsibilities of his recent role as training manager, Trombley also designed and managed the development of several software applications created for system control at various customer facilities, including those of the US Army, NORAD and United Airlines. Trombley’s work often involved designing a simple GUI requiring little customer training but allowing easy control of a very complex video display system.