PMI, Ltd. is a consulting firm specializing in the design and engineering of world-class home cinemas and professional studios. PMI has completed a broad array of projects throughout the world, including private home theaters for famous actors, directors and producers, as well as recording studios, broadcast facilities and high-end A/V dealer showrooms. PMI provides complete design/engineering packages, calibration services and also facilitates the entire construction and implementation process of the designed room. Constantly innovating and pushing the performance level of their systems, PMI's designs are comprehensive, covering every aspect of a project that will be implemented by its A/V dealer partners, architects, interior designers and builders.
Anthony Grimani founded PMI in 1999. As a veteran of Dolby Labs and Lucasfilm THX, he played a major role in developing many of the standards for home theater. Tony has assembled a professional team with vast experience in the fields of acoustics, physics, architecture, mechanical engineering and construction. PMI's design have won many awards including the Best Overall Large Home Theater category at CEDIA Expo 2007, and their work has been featured in magazines such as Home Entertainment, Audio Video Interiors and Home Theater. PMI conducts training workshops and seminars worldwide about Home Theater Acoustics and Calibration. Please contact PMI at 415-883-1476 for more information
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Grimani – President and Lead Consultant
Electrical Engineering, UC Davis
laboratories, San Francisco, CA
for all hardware and software developments for Dolby Surround
applications. Coordinated broadcast and video duplication work.
Implemented the first live Dolby Surround sports broadcasts.
THX, San Rafael, CA
Director of Technology
for the home THX technology licensing program. Oversaw design of over
150 consumer home theatre products.
Coordinated hundreds of multichannel
sound installations. Designed
THX pm3 program for professional multichannel facilities. Trained over
1000 installers and retailers on home theatre audio and video. Developed
the new Surround EX format for introduction with Star Wars Episode 1,
The Phantom Menace.
Invited to coordinate a panel on Multichannel sound and teach workshops at AES Conventions
Residential Systems Magazine
Columnist for trade publication specializing in the Custom Electronics Installation business.
Named 2010 inductee for its Fellows program that "honors longtime CEDIA members and volunteers who have contributed significantly to the association's success."
Karen Wertman - General Manager & Business Development
Karen’s career spans more than twenty-five years in marketing, sales and business management. She’s helped build brands in publishing, education and consumer electronics.
She’s devised and implemented winning marketing and communications strategies at diverse organizations that include UNC-Chapel Hill GAA, Miller Freeman, Mix Magazine, Ex’pression College and Indelible Branding. In addition, she’s consulted various companies, government organizations and non-profits.
Karen was also a partner and CEO for a speaker technology company, Sausalito Audio, where she helped develop the business and brand strategy, build the advisory board and position the company to investors.
Harward – Office Coordinator
Susan, as the PMI Office Coordinator, brings 25 years executive support and administration experience to the PMI lineup. Although her main love is singing opera and teaching using her Masters degree in classical voice, Susan performs live everyday as "The Voice of PMI" and is the first voice you hear when you call our office.
Susan's professional business backgrounds include manufacturing, systems administration, computer networking, mortgage banking secondary markets, customer service and retail sales. Susan, who moved to California from St. Louis, Missouri in 1997 and to this area in 2005, is still exploring Marin County and the San Francisco Bay area.
Her free-time pursuits frequently involve photography, philosophy, hiking, gardening, attending the San Francisco Opera, playing with pets, social networking, reading and cooking.
Chase Walton – Associate Engineer