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Industry Mourns the Passing of Chuck Kittelson

Chuck Kittelson, a friend to many in the audio, video, and custom installation world, passed away suddenly this past Saturday evening after he and his wife, Ann, returned from dinner. The apparent cause of death was sudden heart failure. He was 64.

Kittelson, who had recently semi-retired from Atlantic Technology, where he was VP sales and marketing, had a long career in the industry, holding domestic and international sales and marketing positions for manufacturers ADA, Parasound, Soundstream, and Proton, and as a consultant to Dolby, Mitsubishi, a/d/s, and Triad. He also held positions in retail and as a manufactures representative for Paul Fitzpatrick, Century Stereo, and founded the rep firm Promark. He was also active in many AV professional organizations, CEDIA and CEA.

Kittelson was also working with fellow Triumph classic car owners on the Triumph Trans-America Charity Drive 2009 to raise money for those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

His wife has asked that donations be made in the name of Chuck Kittelson TTA Charity Drive at the Sidran Institute.

The Sidran Institute
200 East Joppa Road
Suite 207
Baltimore, MD 21286-3107

Services will be held:

Saturday, July 18, 2009, 2 p.m.
Davis Funeral Home
6200 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702 736-6200

Condolences sent in care of Atlantic Technology will be forwarded to the family.

After the service, Kittelson’s industry friends will gather [at a restaurant to be announced] to share a few memories of our departed colleague and friend. Those who wish to attend this industry gathering should contact Richard Schram [email protected] so he can book a suitable facility and to be advised of the arrangements.