Bill Skaer, dedicated CEDIA volunteer, past board member, and recipient of CEDIA's Lifetime Achievement award will be inducted into its prestigious 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, Bill 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 world-famous Texas BBQs that brought together competing manufacturers for a night of networking, mingling, and fun, breaking the "competitive barriers" among these groups.
In addition, Skaer has served on many industry publication advisory boards. He has represented CEDIA globally at the Integrated Systems Europe shows, Integrate show in Sydney, Australia, and worked with many of the leaders from CEDIA Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and United Kingdom.
Skaer will be recognized at the annual CEDIA Awards Celebration Saturday, October 17, during CEDIA EXPO 2015. Tickets for the Awards Celebration may be purchased through the registration system.
A full list of CEDIA Fellows can be found on the organization's website.