The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has named Don Stewart of Stewart Filmscreen Corporation of Torrance, Calif., recipient of the 2011 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award. Stewart, executive vice president and a corporate partner/principal of Stewart Filmscreen Corporation, will be recognized at the annual Electronic Lifestyles Awards Banquet at CEDIA EXPO.

CEDIA’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of the residential electronic systems industry. Nominations are submitted by industry professionals and are evaluated on the basis of achievement and service within the industry.

Don Stewart has been active in the video and motion picture industries for more than 30 years. He is recognized worldwide for his technical expertise in projection screen designs and systems. Stewart was instrumental in the development of screen materials to support the introduction of CRT projectors to the consumer market. More recently, Stewart led the development of gray screens specifically designed for today’s digital devices, including FireHawk and GrayHawk.

 “Don Stewart’s industry leadership and his commitment to image fidelity have helped to bring the home entertainment experience to new heights for countless consumers,” said CEDIA chief executive officer Utz Baldwin. “We are proud to recognize his contributions to the industry and his longtime support of CEDIA and CEDIA members.”