Erdmann Gets CEDIA Lifetime Nod


By RS Staff July 25,2012


CEDIA has named Ken Erdmann the recipient of its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. Erdmann, co-founder and president of Erdmann Electric Inc. will be recognized at the annual Electronic Lifestyles Awards Celebration at CEDIA EXPO on September 8, 2012.
 
Ken Erdmann 


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.

“Ken is a dedicated volunteer and has been for many years. CEDIA’s foundation is built upon the passion and commitment of volunteers like Ken,” said Federico Bausone, CEDIA Chairman. “We are proud to recognize his contributions not only to CEDIA but to the industry.”

Erdmann has been an active member of CEDIA since 1993. He is a past chairman of the CEDIA Board of Directors and has served in many volunteer positions including; Education Council chair, and as a Subject Matter Expert for the Installer certification exam and the Designer certification exam and review. Erdmann was also instrumental in the oversight of the building of core curriculum for CEDIA University.

In 2003, Erdmann was honored as the Designer/Installer Volunteer of the Year and was selected as a Top Ten Instructor three times. He holds CEDIA Installer and Designer certifications and currently serves as the CEDIA/CEDIA R10 Residential Systems Committee co-chair and is an active member of the CEDIA Technology Council.

In addition to his involvement with CEDIA, Erdmann is an adjunct faculty member of Utah Valley State College instructing in electrical automation and robotic technologies. He has been a Utah state licensed electrician since 1978, and is a member of the electrical section of the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA).

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    This year's CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award couldn't have been bestowed on an more deserving person. Ken's selfless contributions to CEDIA and the industry reach deeper than any one person can know. I offer my friend heartfelt congratulations. I also congratulate the CEDIA Board of Directors for its' recognition and acknowledgement of the importance of its volunteers and reinforcing that message via this award. I am happy to see the Board again recognize the altruistic passion of volunteers. We have experienced several years of focus on the "captains of industry" who certainly contribute to the organization but do so as a byproduct of enterprise. It is fitting that at this time of organizational refocus a volunteer of Ken's stature be recognized for his altruistic contributions to the betterment of our industry. Jeff Kussard

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