ROCKLEIGH, NJ--InfoComm International announced that Crestron founder George Feldstein was awarded the prestigious Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award. One of the AV industry’s highest honors and the highest given by InfoComm International, the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award highlights important contributions made by individuals to the science of AV and to the formation of the AV industry. Guided by Feldstein’s vision, Crestron has introduced many industry “firsts”, including the invention of the touchpanel and engineering of the first IP control system, which is today’s industry standard.
For more than 40 years, Feldstein’s innovations and leadership helped to spawn and build a thriving industry. His continued vision remains a driving force of progress that has transformed a once-fledgling AV industry into the successful global leader it is today. As president and CEO, Feldstein has guided Crestron into an industry leader with 57 worldwide offices on five continents.
“George Feldstein is the personification of what happens when you combine science and technical knowledge with imagination, generosity and tenacity,” said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO, InfoComm International. “At a time when AV tastes change quickly, George has created a technology that evolves and stands the test of time.”
Under Feldstein's visionary direction, Crestron has pioneered cutting-edge innovations in the field of control and automation, including the VT Series, the first touchpanel to feature color, video and computer graphics; SmarTouch, the world's first RF wireless control system; CNMSX-PRO, the first IP-based control system, e-Control, the first Internet-based control technology; DigitalMedia™ technology, the first and only complete source-to-display HD signal management solution, and V-Panel, the first HD digital touchpanel.
“InfoComm is pleased to recognize the technological and entrepreneurial achievements of George Feldstein,” added Lemke. “He is an industry giant who has led through a combination of big thinking and gracious giving. George has always encouraged his staff to volunteer with InfoComm on committees and projects that make the industry better.”
InfoComm International annually honors AV pioneers who have distinguished themselves within the AV industry. The award recognizes individuals, past or present who have made extraordinary contributions to the formation of the AV industry that we have today. InfoComm International brings attention and education to the AV industry by recognizing pioneers who made scientific breakthroughs resulting in new AV technologies that impacted the manufacture and sales of products enjoyed by audiences worldwide.