The CinemaForté Team

Our Team…

The CinemaForté Difference

CinemaForté taps into the collective intelligence, experience, and expertise from each of its category leaders to develop product solutions that transcend the creative limitations of any one individual manufacturer to achieve an unprecedented level of performance, value and customer satisfaction.

With an unequaled theater design “Dream Team” led by THX Certified Professional theater engineer and acoustician Dennis Erskine, his award-winning technical design and project management leadership is the bridge that seamlessly integrates with our global network of trained, licensed and certified trade partners and technical support, acting at the local level to ensure flawless fabrication and installation of the private cinema of your dreams.

Dennis Erskine: VP Design & Engineering

Dennis Erskine is an accomplished, award-winning THX Certified Professional Theater Designer and Acoustical Engineer.  With a degree in Physics, he is the “real brains behind the operation” and heads up the Design, Engineering, Product Development and Project Management Teams for CinemaForté.  He has received numerous industry awards for his reference-level private cinemas and screening rooms and is on the Board of…

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Bill Johnson: President

As an accomplished musician and composer since his early teens, Bill Johnson took his first job working in a high-end audio store in Southern California and rapidly developed a passion for state-of-the-art music reproduction systems and has been an audiophile ever since.  He’s devoted his career over the past 20+ years to the Audio-Video Electronics, Home Theater, and Home Control Systems industries – with emphasis on…

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Rose Anne Johnson: VP Sales

Rose Anne Johnson has an extensive background in the luxury private cinema and home theater seating industry, having worked with well-known high-end manufacturers such as First Impressions, Acoustic Innovations, and Premiere HTS Seating. Rose Anne spent more than eight years as Director of Sales and Marketing for First Impressions Theme Theatres in Miami, Florida where she worked directly with high-end Audio-Video…

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Steven Kujala – Director of Construction and Manufacturing

His extensive knowledge of construction and his understanding of proper sound isolation has given him the ability to build several award-winning home cinemas worldwide and has been working closely with Dennis Erskine for the past 10+ years to refine every construction technique that influences every aspect of theater room performance – from the earliest design stages to final construction and completion in Steven’s relentless…

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Shawn Byrne: Theater Design & AV Calibration

Shawn began his audio-video industry career while working for an electronics retailer in 1990.  Dolby Surround Pro-Logic had just hit the market and Shawn instantly fell in love with the pursuit of excellence in the AV reproduction experience.  This was an exciting and evolutionary time in the history of residential AV systems with fast-paced innovations and early standards for the home cinema environment that included…

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Gerry Lemay: Theater Acoustics Specialist

Gerry Lemay is the Director of the Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA) – the industry’s leading training and certification organization specializing in residential acoustics and home theater audio calibration practices, and is President of Quest Acoustical Interiors, a leading acoustical product manufacturer. He has developed numerous innovative acoustics product solutions and is a recognized industry expert in home theater calibration…

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Ted White: Sound Isolation Specialist

Ted White has had a long interest in science, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree with dual majors in Biology and Chemistry with a minor in Physics from The State University of New York. A twist of fate led him to start a career in Building Materials in 1983. He has been working with Builders and Architects for 26 years now. Ted started building a home theater back in 1998. The lack of proper sound isolating materials and techniques led Ted to start…

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