My Friend (and Projection Shootout Partner) Steve Somers Named AVIXA 2019 Distinguished Achievement Winner

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Extron and AVIXA jointly announced that Steve Somers, recently retired vice president of engineering from Extron, the winner of the 2019 Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award. Each year the trade association representing the commercial AV industry worldwide recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. The Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award […]

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Mike Weems Named a 2018 AVIXA Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award Winner

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AVIXA has named Mike Weems, CTS, MCP, a retired consultant liaison with Harman, the winner of the 2018 Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award. And rAVe Founder Gary Kayye just recorded a podcast with Mike talking about his career here. As the professional AV industry began to take its current form, Weems, whose career included positions at […]

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InfoComm Announces 2017 Award Winners

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InfoComm International just announced the 2017 recipients of its annual awards. Each year, InfoComm recognizes outstanding AV professionals for their contributions, leadership and commitment to excellence. In 2017, the InfoComm Awards Committee, a panel of volunteers, received nominations from across the AV industry and named winners for the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV, Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement, CTS Holder […]

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Kramer’s Dave Bright Accepts InfoComm’s Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award

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InfoComm International has named Kramer Electronics’ Dave Bright as the winner of the 2016 Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award; the highest honor bestowed on an individual by the association. Bright proudly accepted the award at this year’s InfoComm show in Las Vegas, held June 8-10. The Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award was renamed in 2015 […]

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Don’t Forget: InfoComm’s Awards Deadline is Approaching

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Recently, InfoComm announced that its Awards Committee voted to rename InfoComm’s Distinguished Achievement Award in memory of the late Mackey Barron, founder of HB Communications. Beginning this year, the award will be known as the Mackey Barron Distinguished Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed on an industry member by the association. Now is the time […]

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