CEDIA, the global association for the home technology industry, has announced Carol Campbell as the recipient of the 2022 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award and Peter Aylett, CIT, ESC-D, ESC-N as the 2022 CEDIA Fellow.
Campbell and Aylett will be honored during the 2022 CEDIA Awards ceremonies in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific regions — the Americas’ recognition will take place Friday, Sept. 30 during CEDIA Expo 2022 in Dallas.
The Lifetime Achievement Award, now in its 30th year, recognizes an individual who has demonstrated innovative and visionary leadership in the technology design and installation industry.
Nominations are submitted by industry professionals and evaluated on the basis of achievement and service. The CEDIA Fellows, selected by the CEDIA Board of Directors, represent a group of individuals who have helped shape the industry and significantly contribute to the association’s success.
“Carol and Peter represent two of our industry’s greats,” says CEDIA global president and CEO Daryl Friedman. “They both have such tremendous wisdom to share, and we’re fortunate they have chosen CEDIA as an avenue for their thought leadership. We look forward to honoring them at the 2022 CEDIA Awards ceremonies.”
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For more than 25 years, Campbell has been a driving force in the consumer electronics industry. A well-recognized and respected expert in advancing the art of home theater interiors and marketing technical products and luxury goods to women, Campbell utilizes her considerable experience and industry expertise as the managing director of the Technology Insider Group and as co-publisher and partner of Technology Designer magazine.
She is also the co-founder of the Elf Foundation builds “Rooms of Magic” in children’s hospitals and the founder of Women in Consumer Technology.
“It is an honor to be recognized with the CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Campbell.
“My years of work in this industry, and the friendships I’ve made along the way, are cherished memories that I hold dear. I still stand in awe of the honorees that have gone before, and that I would be included among those industry luminaries that I admire and respect is humbling. Thank you, CEDIA, for appreciating and honoring the many initiatives that serve as important contributions to the future of our success.”
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Aylett, a 30-year industry veteran, is a partner at Officina Acustica, the manufacturer of bespoke acoustic interior design build systems for private cinemas, media rooms, and professional mastering and mixing spaces.
A frequent speaker and volunteer, Aylett has been teaching on behalf of CEDIA for 20+ years and was awarded CEDIA’s Training Volunteer of the Year in 2014 and EMEA Special Recognition in 2015.
Aylett currently serves as chair of the CEDIA/CTA R10 Standards Committee and chair of the R10 WG1 (audio) Working Group.
“Over the past 24 years of being a CEDIA volunteer, I have made lifelong best friends, collaborated with amazing people, learned new things daily, and loved every single minute of teaching,” says Aylett.
“CEDIA staff and fellow volunteers are the beating heart of our industry, and I hope I can continue to contribute to this community for many years to come.
“I’m properly chuffed to have been honored with a CEDIA Fellowship and thank each and every person I’ve ever had in a classroom, collaborated with, or worked alongside for making my industry journey so enriching and fun.”