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Judges Announced for CE Pro BEST Awards; Hosted at CEDIA Expo

Aug 2, 2019

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.



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