CEDIA has announced Larry Pexton will be inducted to the CEDIA Fellows program at CEDIA Expo 2018. The CEDIA Fellows program honors longtime CEDIA members and volunteers who have contributed significantly to the association's success. Pexton will be recognized at the CEDIA Awards Celebration hosted at Petco Park on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
“During his tenure as Chairman of the CEDIA Board, Larry oversaw a number of important projects and initiatives that have had a lasting impact for the CEDIA community, including the CEDIA rebrand in 2015, the expansion of CEDIA into new global markets, and initiating the research process for the new global headquarters,” says Dave Humphries, CEDIA chairman.
Pexton is well-known as the founder and only CEO of Triad Speakers, Inc. based out of Portland, Ore.
The company is a founding member of CEDIA and has been manufacturing high-end custom loudspeakers since 1982, growing out of Aspen Recreational Products which manufactured a pre-Walkman cassette player designed for skiing.
In 2017, Triad was acquired by Control4 Corporation. Pexton remains part of the Triad team, consulting on strategic issues and product development. The company continues to grow as part of the Control4 brand.
Pexton was part the CEDIA Board from 2009 – 2016 and served as Chairman for the 2014 and 2015 term. He was also a part of the CEDIA Technology Advisory Council from 2014 – 2016, and continues to serve on the CEDIA Building Committee.
“It is very satisfying to see how well the CEDIA Board and staff continue to perform. Having seen the organization grow and develop from its earliest days, I am very proud of how far CEDIA has come and I have nothing but great anticipation for future success,” says Pexton.
Pexton has a BA from Cornell University and an MA from the University of Pittsburgh. These days Pexton enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with their granddaughter.
Tickets for the CEDIA Awards Celebration are available through the CEDIA 2018 registration system.
CEDIA Expo will be held Sept. 4-8 at the San Diego Convention Center. The show floor will be open September 6-8.