CE Pro Masters Recognizes 14 Unsung Industry Heroes

The 4th Annual CE Pro Masters list highlights contributors in virtually every facet of the industry, from retailer to custom integrator, industry association, manufacturer, buying group and independent rep.


Regular readers of CE Pro might remember that when these awards were first announced over four years ago, the working title was “Old Farts.”

The editorial staff also jokingly kicked around “50 Over 50” and even “60 Over 60” monikers. The former was ultimately judged too undignified, while the latter two had numbers deemed unwieldy and unmanageable.

Unwieldiness notwithstanding, we all love lists, so while we’re at it there’s a nifty website, 247wallst.com, that specializes in stock tips but lures you in daily with really great lists on every imaginable topic. Recently they published the longest list I’ve seen in a while — 80 Most Influential Americans Over 80. It’s a remarkable tribute to the “Greatest Generation” and well worth checking out. 

But before you do, take a look at this year’s truly wonderful list of inductees into CE Pro Masters, as we continue our own tradition of honoring those who are part of what many may deem the consumer electronics’ “Greatest Generation.”

With your help offering worthy nominations we have once more compiled a list that represents the goals of the honor — recognizing career CE folks (many are around 50+ years old or so; so perhaps if you combined all four years’ worth of recipients you actually would put together a formidable “50 Over 50” type list) who quietly moved up the ladder of success over the past few decades, made an honest living and made it well.

See 14 CE Pro Masters of 2016.

About the Author

Chuck Schneider
Chuck Schneider:

Chuck Schneider is a freelance writer with a long history in consumer electronics. He started and restarted his award-winning manufacturer’s representative firm - Value Added Marketing - and was also a vice president and general merchandise manager for a multi-regional CE chain, as well as a buyer for Lechmere's (a division of Target). Today, he is a freelance writer.