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Tim Gunkel

Class of 2016

Company Name: New York Mets

Number of Golden Matrix Award Nominations: Numerous

Golden Matrix Awards Won: NEW YORK METS, Five: 1998 Best Special Occasion Video, 2001 Best Overall Video Display/Baseball, 2001 Best overall Matrix Display, 2004 Best Overall Matrix Display, 2007 Best Interactive Feature.

Special Events: 1988 NLCS; 1999 NLDS,NLCS; 2000 NLDS, NLCS, World Series;  9/11 events; 2006 NLDS, NLCS; 2013 All-Star Game.

Major Milestones: 30 years in event presentation industry.

Honors / Awards: 2001 IDEA President's Award

Way Nominee has Helped to Further the Industry: Tim guided his department from Shea Stadium and a huge Matrix Board and small video board into the next century with the opening of Citi Field and new HD equipment. Tim creates a solid and entertaining show spearheading Mets production featuring a number of magazine-format TV shows for local TV/regional cable.

Years of IDEA Membership: about 30
Years in the Industry: 30

IDEA Leadership: Baseball Rep (years unknown), Vice President.

Special Consideration: Kyle Ritchie (IDEA President during Tim’s IDEA vice presidency) had this to say: “Tim was a tremendous asset to IDEA during his time in office.  His attention to detail and his genuine desire to help his fellow IDEA members was evident in everything he did.  He was a great addition to the IDEA board…a hard worker…and a trusted friend.  His nomination is well-deserved.”  

Nominated by: Aaron Buckles, Jamination Productions