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2019 CE Pro Masters Nominations Open

Who are the ‘unsung heroes’ of the custom electronics industry? Let us know!


For every Alexander Graham Bell, there is a Thomas Watson. For every Steve Jobs, there is a Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. For every Neil Armstrong, there is a Buzz Aldrin. Those are the unsung heroes of history who are just as worthy of recognition as their more-famous brethren. 

For the seventh year, CE Pro is looking for career CE folks, pretty much right around 50-years-old or so, who quietly moved up the ladder of success over the past three or four decades, made an honest living and made it well.

We are not looking for people who already get more than their share of ink. Some of these people have intentionally stayed out of the spotlight while others have concentrated on their jobs rather than endless self-promotion. You know who we mean.

Remember we now consider posthumous nominations and now-retired people.

We are asking you to scour the landscape broadly. On the vendor level, think about career customer service, tech support or credit managers who fit the profile. Also, in addition to rep principals and CI business owners, consider long time salespeople and other employees.

Check out last year’s list: CE Pro Masters Recognizes 14 Industry Stalwarts

As in years past, we reached out to the past CE Pro Masters (now 98 members strong) and asked them to give us their thoughts as to who should join their exclusive club. These prior inductees took their task seriously and offered up some great nominees. If you know any of these notable individuals and think them worthy, then, by all means, please vote for them.

But, like every year, we want your best candidates. Below is a ballot to fill out and get back to us by October 18, 2019.

Nominate a friend, a co-worker, a boss, an employee, manufacturer, distributor, rep, retailer, integrator, owner, management, sales, marketing, engineer, designer, installer, customer service or finance. Foreign or domestic. Nominate yourself if you want to!

Here’s the ballot:

CE Pro Masters Nomination Form

  • Person You Are Nominating
  • His/Her Current Position
  • His/Her Other Positions of Note
  • His/Her Years in CE
  • Why the Person Is Worthy of Recognition (50 words or less)
  • Your Name
  • City/State
  • Occupation

You may nominate as many people as you’d like. One per ballot/email please. Send your completed ballots to Jason Knott at jason.knott@emeraldexpo.com.

Deadline for nominations is October 18, 2019.

Winners will be featured in the December 2019 print issue of CE Pro and on CEPro.com page in early December.