Custom Installation Pioneer Bill Anderson Dies

One of the pioneers of the custom installation and a longtime CEDIA member, Bill Anderson of Lake Forest, CA, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday night.
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One of the pioneers of the custom installation and a longtime CEDIA member, Bill Anderson of Lake Forest, CA, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday night.

Anderson founded his company Genesis in 1976 in Irvine, CA. In 1981, the company shifted its focus from record sales to custom installations. By 1997, the company’s growth prompted a move into an expanded retail location, with an additional nearby facility to house the custom installation division. As a result of the economic recession, Genesis was forced to close its retail operations in 2009, and Anderson left the company to take on an executive role at Audio Video Design (AVD) in Mission Viejo, CA.

Anderson was also deeply involved in CEDIA, having served in numerous volunteer roles over the years, including chair of the marketing committee and a member of the manufacturers’ council.

For the many of you whose lives were touched by Bill and wish to join his family and friends in celebrating his life, there will be a memorial service for him at El Toro Memorial Park on March 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. The service will be immediately followed by a celebration of his life at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado, CA. All who knew Bill are welcome at both the memorial service and the celebration reception. Light food and beverages will be served at the reception.

If you wish to share your thoughts, memories, or favorite photos of Bill there is a memories page set up on Facebook.

Here are the directions:

Memorial Service:
El Toro Memorial Park
25751 Trabuco Road
Lake Forest, CA 92630

From the I 5 freeway, exit
Head north on Lake Forest - 2.3 miles
Turn right on Trabuco Road - 0.4 miles
Turn left into cemetery.
(map attached)

Celebration Reception: (Directions will also be provided at the service)
Rancho Las Lomas
19191 Lawrence Canyon
Silverado, CA 92676
http://www.rancholaslomas.com/

From the cemetery:
Turn right on Trabuco Rd.
Make your first U-Turn on Trabuco - then .4 miles
Left on El Toro Road 5.2 miles
Make a left into Rancho Las Lomas

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