Bill Skaer, dedicated CEDIA volunteer, past board member, and recipient of CEDIA’s Lifetime Achievement award will be inducted into CEDIA’s Fellows program, which honors longtime CEDIA members and volunteers who have contributed significantly to the association’s success.

“Bill has been a dedicated champion of the industry and CEDIA from the onset,” said Larry Pexton, CEDIA chairman. “He is widely recognized by his peers and CEDIA staff as a great leader and he continues to show passion and involvement with the organization as the chairman of CEDIA’s Ethics Committee.”

Skaer began his career in the industry in 1979 as a consumer electronics retail salesman and has worn many hats since that time. Throughout his involvement with CEDIA, Skaer has served in a wide variety of roles from soliciting sponsorships for CEDIA’s Home of Electronic Lifestyles to leading the Ethics and Electronic Lifestyles Award Committees. He has organized and implemented many fundraising and networking events for CEDIA manufacturers including the Texas BBQs that brought together competing manufacturers for a night of networking, mingling and fun, breaking the “competitive barriers” among these groups, CEDIA described in an announcement about Skaer.

Skaer will be recognized at the annual CEDIA Awards Celebration on Oct. 17 during CEDIA EXPO 2015.

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