Don Stewart Wins CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award
Stewart will be honored at the annual Electronic Lifestyles Awards Banquet at CEDIA Expo on September 10, 2011.
Don Stewart, executive VP and a corporate partner/principal of Stewart Filmscreen, has been named the recipient of the 2011 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award. Stewart will be honored at the annual Electronic Lifestyles Awards Banquet at CEDIA Expo on September 10, 2011.
Stewart has been active in the video and motion picture industries for more than 30 years and is recognized worldwide for his technical expertise in projection screen designs and systems. Stewart was instrumental in the development of screen materials to support the introduction of CRT projectors to the consumer market.
Stewart also led the development of gray screens specifically designed for today’s digital devices, including FireHawk and GrayHawk.
Stewart has taught screen technology classes at CEDIA Expo for 20 consecutive years, including the first CEDIA Expo at Amelia Island, Florida.
“Don Stewart’s industry leadership and his commitment to image fidelity have helped to bring the home entertainment experience to new heights for countless consumers,” says CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin. “We are proud to recognize his contributions to the industry and his longtime support of CEDIA and CEDIA members.”
Don has also participated in design and manufacturing for screening rooms for major film studios, flight simulator visual systems for leading aircraft manufacturers, and the massive screen displays for Mission Control at NASA. Stewart received his formal training in film and video technology from the University of Southern California School Of Cinematic Arts.
CEDIA’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of the residential electronic systems industry. Nominations are submitted by industry professionals and are evaluated on the basis of achievement and service within the industry.
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