Andrew Gruskay, senior principal hardware engineer
After working in the cable, enterprise networking and optical networking industries over the past 28 years, Andrew Gruskay decided it was time for a career change. So, in September 2022, he made the leap into the AV industry and joined ZeeVee as a senior principal hardware engineer. He is responsible for working on field-programmable gate array (FPGA), board and general hardware designs for next-generation products. An FPGA is an integrated circuit designed to be configured by a customer or a designer after manufacturing.
“As someone just starting out in the AV industry, I’m glad to be part of a team that’s willing to take the time to teach me everything I need to know in order to be successful at ZeeVee,” said Andrew. “It’s also been very fun learning about my peers and their hobbies outside of work – like how ‘Dave’ is an awesome cook and that ‘Sandy’s’ true calling is being a stand-up comedian in Boston.”
One of his biggest career accomplishments was his 12-year tenure at Casa Systems. During that time, he helped grow the company from $5 million to $250 million in annual sales revenue and was an integral part in bringing eight different products to market.
In the next five to 10 years, Andrew expects to see more implementation of AVoIP products, especially in markets that are slow to make the shift to newer technologies (i.e. education, houses of worship and restaurants). He’s also expecting SDVoE and IPMX (Internet Protocol Media Experience) technologies to become more standardized across the industry.
Andrew lives in Boxborough, Massachusetts, with Susan, his wife of 26 years. They have a daughter, Zoe, who graduated from Boston College with a master's degree in social work, and a son, Jacob, who is studying mechanical engineering at the University of Vermont. They also have a dog named Teddy who is “stuck in pre-school.”
Outside of work, Andrew spends much of his time hiking (see photo of Susan and Andrew hiking Mt. Mansfield in Vermont), skiing, woodworking or playing on his men’s slow pitch softball team. He’s also the president of the men’s club at his synagogue and the co-coach for its softball team.