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.

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Greg Stidsen, Director of Technology and Product Planning, The Lenbrook Group

Able to push on through a plethora of mergers and buyouts surrounding Lenbrook brands NAD Electronics and PSB Speakers, Greg has quietly and steadily worked for the past two decades on delivering state-of-the-art products for specialty retailers and CIs. A passionate audiophile, Greg today spends much of his effort on Lenbrook’s emerging Bluesound wireless speaker brand and operating system.
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Debbie Antrim, Senior Director of Tradeshows & Events, CEDIA
There is always someone behind the scenes helping guide an entity to success. At...
John Bevier, National Sales and Product Manager, Audio Plus Services
John has near-perfect qualifications to join the club. He has worked exclusively in...
Susan Cashen, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Control4
Just what do you do with a degree in Russian studies from a small liberal arts...
Lawrence Davis III, VP of Supplier Relations, Portal
Appropriately nicknamed “The Mayor” because everyone knows him, Lawrence has been...
Joe Finn, Director of Sales, NEAR
For more than three decades Joe has held management positions for sales and/ or...
Richard Frank, Director of Sales and Marketing, OEM Systems
It’s hard to imagine that anyone who has been involved in this industry since 1982...
Ira Friedman, CEO, Perfect Third
Like so many others, Ira learned the dos and don’ts of the loudspeaker business in...
Barbara Glaab, Credit Manager, Dana Innovations
The stereotypical image of a credit manager has that person wearing a green eyeshade...
Greg Margolis, President, Hometronics
For many new custom integrators, the clock starts ticking pretty quickly on how long...
Jim Ristow, CEO, AVB/Brandsource
Jim has been in the CE business since finishing college. After stints at RadioShack...
Joaquin Rivera, Principal, ByDesign Vision & Sound Marketing
Joaquin will certainly be the only person on this year’s CE Pro Masters list with a...
Paul Starkey, CEO and Co-Founder, Vital Management
With his disarming Southern charm and infectious laugh, Paul is probably overdue to...
Greg Stidsen, Director of Technology and Product Planning, The Lenbrook Group
Able to push on through a plethora of mergers and buyouts surrounding Lenbrook brands...
Ray Wright, Executive Director, IPRO
After a history of climbing the ladder from retail store management to factory...

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