CEDIA has announced that Bill Skaer will be inducted into its prestigious Fellows program, which honors longtime CEDIA members and volunteers who have contributed significantly to the association’s success.
“Bill has been a dedicated champion of the industry and CEDIA from the onset,” said Larry Pexton, CEDIA Chairman. “He is widely recognized by his peers and CEDIA staff as a great leader and he continues to show passion and involvement with the organization as the chairman of CEDIA’s ethics committee.”
Bill began his career in the industry in 1979 as a consumer electronics retail salesman and has worn many hats since that time. Throughout his involvement with CEDIA, Bill has served in a wide variety of roles from soliciting sponsorships for CEDIA’s Home of Electronic Lifestyles to leading the Ethics and Electronic Lifestyles award committees. He has organized and implemented many fund raising and networking events for CEDIA manufacturers including the world-famous Texas BBQs that brought together competing manufacturers for a night of networking, mingling and fun, breaking the ‘competitive barriers” among these groups.
In addition, Bill has served on many industry publication advisory boards such as the Custom Retailer editorial board. He has represented CEDIA globally at the Integrated Systems Europe shows, Integrate show in Sydney Australia and worked with many of the leaders from CEDIA Asia-Pacific, Latin America and United Kingdom.
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