Industry-Leading Judges Announced for Annual Product and Project Awards
Alpharetta, GA (August 2, 2019) — Presented at CEDIA Expo 2019, the CE Pro BEST Project and Product Awards will be judged by an elite group of consultants, editors, integrators and manufacturer representatives. The CE Pro BEST Awards are the most prestigious award programs for the professional installation market recognizing the best technologies, products, projects and services for the smart home. All award winners will be announced from the CEDIA Expo SmartStage on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.
“The array of judges we have assembled for this year’s CE Pro BEST Awards are the crème de la crème of the industry,” says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief, CE Pro. “Their cumulative years of experience as integrators give them a deep level of knowledge of what they need to succeed in terms of product and technology solutions. The winners truly will be the ‘best,’” says Jason Knott, editor-in-chief of CE Pro.
Both the 2019 BEST Product and Project awards will be presented on Thursday, Sept. 12 from the CEDIA Expo Smart Stage, with products being announced at 10:45 a.m. and projects at 4:00 p.m. Following the awards ceremony, food and drink will be provided during a reunion performance by the CE Pro All Star Band.
The judges are as follows:
Robert Archer, CE Pro
Lew Brown, Blue Salve
Robert Heiblim, Blue Salve
Julie Jacobson, CE Pro
David Kaplan, Blue Salve
Jason Knott, CE Pro
Avi Rosenthal, Blue Salve
Arlen Schweiger, CE Pro
Adam Sohmer, Sohmer Associates
Jim Caldwell, Maximus AV
Shawn Hansson, Logic Integration
Alex Lelchuk, Lelch Audio Video
Jay Mullen, Liaison Home Automation
Chris Pearson, Service Tech AV
Joe Strang, Showcase AV
Brad Thiess, Xssentials
Mark van den Broek, Smarthouse Integration
Amanda Wildman, TruMedia
Manufacturers / Reps
Alex Capacelatro, Josh.ai
Sandy Duffy, Northeast Rep Agency
Jason Evans, URC
Mark Fielder, Fielder Marketing
Mike Grubb, Legrand
Bjorn Jensen, WhyReboot
Mark Lamb, KEF
Mark Morgan, 4Home Control
Blake Vackar, Screen Innovations
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About CEDIA Expo
CEDIA Expo is the event that’s making smart homes genius. More than 20,000 home technology professionals and over 500 exhibitors convene each year for the leading event in connected technology. CEDIA Expo is the place for system integrators to see new products and breakthrough innovations first and access targeted training in technology integration. CEDIA Expo 2019 takes place September 10-14 at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO.
CEDIA Expo is owned and operated by Emerald Expositions, a leading operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States. The company currently operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other face-to-face events. In 2018, Emerald’s events connected over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupied more than 7 million NSF of exhibition space.