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CE Pro Names Impressive Slate of Judges for BEST Awards @ CEDIA Expo

Key industry manufacturers, reps, integrators, consultants and press are tapped to judge the 2019 CE Pro BEST Awards @ CEDIA Expo.

CE Pro Names Impressive Slate of Judges for BEST Awards @ CEDIA Expo

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If the program is called the CE Pro BEST Awards, then it’s important to have the best judges too.

That’s exactly what CE Pro has done for the 2019 CE Pro BEST (BEST Electronic Systems Technologies) Awards, which include both the BEST Products and BEST Projects. Both awards will be presented at the 2019 CEDIA Expo.

Now in its ninth year, the CE Pro BEST Awards is the most prestigious award program for the professional installation market recognizing the best technologies, products, projects and services for the smart home.

The 2019 BEST Product Awards will be presented to the winners at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 12 on the Smart Stage at the CEDIA Expo in Denver. 

The 2019 BEST Project Awards will be presented to the winners at 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 12 on the Smart Stage at the CEDIA Expo in Denver. The BEST Project Awards will be immediately followed by the return of the CE Pro All-Star Band.

“The array of judges we have assembled for this year’s CE Pro BEST  Awards are the crème de la crème of the industry. Their cumulative years of experience as integrators given them a deep level of knowledge of what they need to succeed in terms of product and technology solutions. Moreover, the level of understanding of what it takes to put together an award-winning project will truly mean that the installation entries have passed an extreme level of scrutiny. The winners truly will be the ‘best,’” says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief of CE Pro.

The deadline for entries is July 26.

2019 CE Pro BEST Judges

The 2019 slate of judges are:


Robert Archer, CE Pro

Lew Brown – Blue Salve

Robert Heiblim, Blue Salve

Julie Jacobson, CE Pro

David Kaplan, Blue Salve

Jason Knott, CE Pro

Avi Rosenthal, Blue Salve

Arlen Schweiger, CE Pro

Adam Sohmer, Sohmer Associates



Jim Caldwell, Maximus AV

Shawn Hansson, Logic Integration

Alex Lelchuk, Lelch Audio Video

Jay Mullen, Liaison Home Automation

Chris Pearson, Service Tech AV

Joe Strang, Showcase AV

Brad Thiess, Xssentials

Mark van den Broek, Smarthouse Integration

Amanda Wildman, TruMedia


Manufacturers / Reps

Alex Capacelatro, Josh.ai

Sandy Duffy, Northeast Rep Agency

Jason Evans, URC

Mark Fielder, Fielder Marketing

Mike Grubb, Legrand

Bjorn Jensen, WhyReboot

Mark Lamb, KEF

Mark Morgan, 4Home Control

Blake Vackar, Screen Innovations


Want to get to know some of our judges? Check out the slideshow for more information! 

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