AdvanceTech Systems is committed to helping local churches and ministries communicate the Gospel to their congregations and communities through the use of technology.
Over 30 years ago, Chad Filipiak began the company as AdvanceAudio in northern Wisconsin and started installing sound systems in churches around the midwest. Within a short time, the company's projects grew to include most regions of the United States and some of its territories. With this growth came the expansion into new technology, including sound, projection, video production, video distribution and streaming. In 2011, the company's name changed to AdvanceTech Systems, but the focus of helping churches grow their technology stayed the same. Today, we are excited to continue partnering with churches and ministries to help them achieve their mission.
Chad Filipiak, Systems Integrator
Chad started the company in 1987. After graduating with a Church ministries degree, he worked as an apprentice in audio systems design, integration and installation for six years. Burdened that churches get the best quality for the best price, he launched out and started designing and installing sound systems around the country. Born and raised in Michigan, he developed a love for the outdoors, and when time allows, he likes to travel, hike and camp with family and friends.
Elizabeth Stamper, Systems Coordinator
Elizabeth started working for AdvanceTech Systems in 2011. Her education and background are in Office Administration, and she has worked for several churches in administrative positions. She was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, but has lived in several locations throughout the United States and its territories. While she currently lives in the midwest, the ocean and beaches are her favorite things, and she never misses a chance to visit them.
Andrew Potter, Systems Installer
Andrew’s interest in computers and technology began in high school and continued when he pursued and earned an undergraduate degree in information systems management. Since then he has worked as a technology director at a Christian school on the island of Guam and now as a technology director at a public school, administrating the technology department, overseeing and managing computers and the network, and meeting audio, video, and lighting needs. Andrew and his family live in rural upstate New York and they enjoy outdoor activities. They are actively involved in their local church in children’s and music ministries. Andrew leads the AV team at the church and also enjoys woodworking and anything technology.
Shane Callison, Systems Installer
Shane works at Iowa Regular Baptist Camp, serving in the areas of maintenance and technology. His education is in youth ministry; and as a teen, he volunteered in the church sound booth, which garnered a passion for studying the A/V field. He has assisted multiple churches and ministries with installing and troubleshooting audio and video systems. He enjoys hiking and camping with his family and following the San Antonio Spurs.
Luke Filipiak, Systems Installer
Before joining the AdvanceTech team in 2017, Luke graduated with a degree in Communications with an emphasis in Applied Media and has worked as an events media coordinator. He was born in northern Wisconsin but was raised in Guam, an island which he calls home. He has been helping his father with technology system installs since a very young age. Luke has an interest in technology, gadgets, and movies and would talk about any of those subjects for hours if given the chance