Arlington, VA – 01/10/2012 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today awarded Walt Zerbe the 2012 TechHome Leadership Award for his 25-year involvement with the custom and commercial audio/video, automation, recording and pro-sound industries. Zerbe is a product manager for emerging technologies for Russound, and serves as vice chairman of the CEA Home Audio Division and chairman of the joint CEA/CEDIA R10 standards group. Previously, Zerbe served on the CEA TechHome division board, and was president of a custom low-voltage integration firm and audio product manager for On-Q/Legrand.
CEA presents the TechHome Leadership Award to an individual who has made significant contributions to the growth and success of the TechHome industry, displaying industry dedication and service. Zerbe, along with the CEA 2011 Mark of Excellence System Integrator finalists and winners, was honored today at the 2012 International CES®.
“Walt Zerbe’s dedication and contributions in TechHome set high standards in home installation and automation that will continue to facilitate the growth of this dynamic industry in years to come,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA.
For the first time this year, CEA included the Mark of Excellence System Integrator Awards as part of the International CES. The awards program recognizes the best in custom installation projects and installed technology. Custom installers can select from more than 14 different categories to submit projects ranging from security, energy management, tele-wellness and home theater. Award entries were reviewed and judged by an independent panel of industry experts.