EMERYVILLE, CALIF. – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading West Coast video and film integration firm, has hired Tim McGovern as director of professional services, effective April 2. An industry veteran who began his career as a radio engineer in 1979, McGovern will be managing the Technical Services Team, which is responsible for system design, installation, training, and support for ASG customers.

A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, McGovern was key in leading the transition from analog to digital technologies as director of engineering at George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound and as chief engineer for Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope Studios. More recently, he completed engineering and provided installation support for new media and network facilities at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His latest project was engineering design and installation support for Indiana University’s Film Theater.

“With more than 30 years in the business, Tim has managed a number of high-profile video and audio system projects over his career,” said Dave Van Hoy, president of ASG. “His leadership and technical expertise are great assets for our customers, and we are very proud to add Tim to the ASG team.”

Based out of the company’s main office in Emeryville, McGovern can be contacted at (510) 654-8300 or via e-mail at

About ASG:
Advanced Systems Group LLC of Emeryville, Calif., with offices in the Bay Area and Southern California, has provided engineering, systems, integration, support and training to the broadcast, film, creative, and corporate video markets since 1997. With unmatched experience in Apple-based newsroom systems, shared storage, archiving, editing, finishing, and VFX systems, ASG has become one of largest installers of post production and shared storage systems on the West Coast. The ASG team is highly focused on customer success, and has installed and supported more than 185 SANs, production, and post production systems over the last six years. For more information, visit or call 510-654-8300.


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