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