CEDIA Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Chang K. Park, URC Founder and CEO
Dallas, TX – CEDIA 2016 – September 15, 2016 – Mr. Chang K. Park, Founder and CEO of URC®, the leading provider of entertainment control and home automation solutions, was honored with CEDIA’s coveted Lifetime Achievement Award at last night’s CEDIA Opening Keynote.
The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of the residential technology industry. Nominations are submitted by industry professionals and are evaluated on the basis of achievement and service within the industry.
“I thank CEDIA for nurturing us to be able to grow and flourish in this fine industry,” said Mr. Park. “I’d like to express gratitude to CEDIA and Vin Bruno for this great honor and the decades of leadership and hard work that have helped us all push forward and deliver new technologies that make everyone’s lives better. I’m grateful to the entire industry for helping us be where we are today and for standing by us – in both good times and in challenging times.”
“Mr. Park has created an inspiring legacy with URC. It’s clear to everyone in the industry that he is incredibly thoughtful not only in his product design but also in the way he conducts business and runs his company. We are honored to recognize him as the 2016 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner,” said Vin Bruno, CEDIA CEO.
Chang K. Park is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, social activist and a visionary. In the early days of the industry, Mr. Park foresaw the birth of the “home theater” in America and changed the course of control by expanding his company beyond producing remote controls for subscription broadcast providers and many of the world’s most recognized brands to sophisticated RF remotes and control devices for the custom installation industry. Mr. Park has been developing and marketing advanced remote controls and home automation products for more than 25 years.
In addition to his achievements within the industry, Mr. Park chairs the Chang K. Park Foundation, an organization that supports human rights, the elimination of poverty and hunger, the implementation of political reform and economic justice. He is also a member of the national governing board of Common Cause, a public interest organization in Washington DC, the board at the Union Theological Seminary in New York and Bread for the World. Mr. Park holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan For immediate release Tech. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from his alma mater, and recently was inducted into the Academy of Electrical Engineers. He also holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Park’s latest innovation for custom professionals, MX HomePro™, debuts at CEDIA 2016 and features elegant control of audio/video entertainment plus smart home products. Dealers, press and industry partners can see and take a live test drive at CEDIA in URC’s demo room in booth #5128.