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Dennis Erskine

CTO – Vice President 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 Directors for the Custom
Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA).

Erskine brings unparalleled experience and expertise to the CinemaForté Team as a CEDIA Certified
Home Theater Design Specialist, Subject Matter Expert and CEDIA Certified Instructor. Member
of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), the Audio Engineering Society
(AES), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Erskine has participated with
CEDIA and CEA standards groups to develop the educational, testing and best practices criteria for
the industry. He is both ISF and HAA Level III certified and has served as an instructor for the Home
Acoustics Alliance.

Having studied classical piano since his early childhood, Dennis’ passion for music and sound
reproduction ultimately led to his fascination with wanting to better understand what caused the
differences in the listener experience based on variations in the acoustical environment and the effect
of the room itself. This naturally led him to his in-depth exploration of the physics of sound and how
acoustics influenced the perceived realism of musical reproduction in a given space.

Additionally, Dennis Erskine specializes in and is recognized industry-wide for his expertise in Sound
Isolation, Quiet Rooms to NR20, Acoustics in the Built Space, Product Development and Project
Management of turnkey high-end dedicated cinemas and multi-channel playback venues in private
residences throughout the world. His home theater spaces are widely recognized for their remarkable
acoustics and stunning visual presentations. Many of the techniques and methods developed by
Dennis Erskine are often imitated and have been incorporated into other’s best practices.

After having spent many years in executive positions with several Fortune 1000 companies, Dennis’
entrepreneurial spirit along with his desire to have more control over the design, execution and the
end results of his innovations caused him to walk away from a long and successful history in the
corporate world in order to pursue greater excellence throughout the entire creation process and to be
more directly connected to the customer experience.

When Dennis isn’t designing world-class private cinemas he enjoys flying and is an FAA certified
single engine, multi-engine and instrument flight instructor with high performance and high altitude

CEDIA Lifestyle Awards

Large Home Theater – Gold Technical Design Winner 2010 – Level V
Technical Design and Calibration (THX Certified Screening Room) by Dennis Erskine
Installation by Epic Home Cinema
CEDIA Best Technical Design, Large Home Theater, Level III, $150,000 to $210,000,
Gold Award 2009
CEDIA Best Home Theater, $550,000 to $815,000, Bronze Award 2007
Electronic House Magazine, Best Home Theater over $250,000 – 2008
National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Best Home Theater, 2008
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Member Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
THX Certified Professional Theater Design Architect
CEDIA Board of Directors (Custom Electronics Design Installation Association)
Certified Instructor for Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA)
ISF (Imaging Science Foundation) Certified
Member Audio Engineering Society (AES)
Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont and the University of Utah
Post Graduate University of Colorado Denver
Degree in Physics

Bill Johnson

Johnson has cultivated a vast, diverse portfolio of valued industry relationships – from manufacturers, publications, associations, reps, dealers, and interior designers alike. He has a long history of having consulted for, sold to, and negotiated with incredibly demanding C-level clients as well as having managed every personality imaginable and at every level of the organization and extended sales channel.

Rose Anne Johnson

Rose Anne is knowledgeable and well-versed in all areas of theater seating – from “chair-gonomics” and overall construction to every aspect of seating systems design and optimized integration with high performance dedicated theater interiors. She is experienced in working with AutoCAD drawings, D-Tools and Visio engineering software and has worked with some of the finest system integration dealers, architects, builders and interior designers from around the world.