About SPL

We are an audiovisual company specializing in Comprehensive Event Production, AV Installation, Design, and Management. We provide Exceptional Service and Uncompromising Quality

Meet Our Team.

We’ve assembled a team of diverse background and experience with a couple things in common: a passion for technology and a dedication to creating ideal communication solutions for all our clients.

Matt Gajowniczek

Matt is the president and founder of SPL. He studied theatrical lighting design at DePaul University and was a freelance event A/V technician. He enjoys traveling and building just about anything.

Mike Ross

Mike is the vice president and events account executive at SPL. He comes from a background in theatrical sound design and audio technology. He enjoys traveling, and wearing slippers around the office.

Joe Canham

Joe is the event sales and operations manager at SPL. Three shows he recently attended that tell you some things about Joe: Common at Symphony Center, Rolling Stones at Soldier Field, Laurie Berkner at Ravinia.

Mark Amber

Mark is the director of system integration at SPL. His main focus is bringing innovation to our user and customer experience. And he seems to be the only one here that prefers tea over coffee.

Andy Burrows

Andy is the Marketing Director of SPL. Andy has a decade in media development, brand consulting, and marketing that make him the perfect fit as our Marketing Director. When Andy isn’t helping tell our story, he is helping to tell others as a film and music producer. 

Amy Gajowniczek

Amy is an AP/AR manager at SPL. She handles accounting and administrative tasks at SPL. She comes from a background in hospitality management. You’ll often find her in the kitchen testing new recipes or attending a hot yoga class.

Ben Stopek

Ben is a warehouse operations specialist and technician at SPL. He is a veteran theatrical electrician with a passion for video design. In his words, SPL is “a wonderful space where I can explore the possibilities and push boundaries”.

Christie Nelson

Christie is a warehouse operations specialist and technician at SPL. Her main goal is maintaining order and making sure gear gets to where it is suppose to be.  When not at SPL Headquarters, she enjoys painting and playing board games.

Larry Neubauer

Larry is an integration project manager at SPL. With fifteen years of A/V experience, Larry’s motto has been “Life Is Too Short For Bad Sound!”. When not selling or installing audio, video & lighting systems for SPL, you will find him in one of the many music venues in the Chicagoland area playing bass guitar.

Todd Garon

Todd is an AV project engineer with SPL. He ensures that our craziest ideas are possible. Originally from the Bay Area, Todd relocated to Chicago and loves riding his bike. He also has a PhD in physics and pretty much only listens to cassette tapes.


Michael Harward

Michael is the senior national accounts executive at SPL.  He has been in the event technology industry for over 25 years.  He’s produced events with Presidents, sports figures, and celebrities all over the US.  “Magic Johnson is the best keynote I’ve ever seen.”  During off time, he enjoys reading and taking family trips.

Oso - The Shop Dog

Oso has been SPL’s Shop Dog since late 2020 (or roughly 3 dog years.) We love him for many reasons. Firstly, he is a social media influencer (@osofetching on Instagram) with a pension for adorable high jinks and treats. Secondly, he’s an excellent head of shop security. Mainly though, we love him because he’s always there if you’re having a “ruff” day. 

You’ll be in good company

The Gear. The Know-How. The Passion.

Since 2010, SPL has been creating AV solutions for organizations of all sizes. We know you have a variety of companies to choose from to redo your campus, manage your system, or plan your event. So why choose SPL as your audiovisual company?

  • We have top of the line hardware and software
  • We have an unparelleled network of vendors
  • We have a multi-market knowledge base
  • We have vast AV experience
  • We have creativity and drive
  • We are dedicated to our clients


From Design to Management, We are Your Partner

What sets SPL apart from any other audiovisual company is our ability to fulfill such a wide variety of your AV needs, from a one-off event to full AV management over multiple locations on your new corporate campus. Our services include:

  • Project management
  • Design
  • Installation/Implementation
  • Media Production & Consulting
  • Skilled Labor
  • Integration of other designs
  • Logistics
  • Vendor Management

Whatever your needs, we’re here to work with you.


Your Business


Your Brand


Your Story

Comprehensive Event Production

Make Your Voice Heard For Your Corporate or Institutional Event.

Speaking to stockholders or donors, addressing your company or unveiling a product, you need your event to go right. We make sure you’re seen and heard by everyone.

Plan Your Event

AV Installation Solutions

AV Solutions for Institutions and Businesses Looking to Change.

AV is changing. We design, install, and manage large-scale projects that can grow and scale over time. We are your partners in customizing your workflow and enhancing the sound, look, and feel of your organization

Build With Us

Get the AV Partner You Deserve

Whatever your AV needs, we can make it brighter, louder, and smarter. You have a voice, let us help it be heard.

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