CEDIA announces 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient & CEDIA Fellow

CEDIA has revealed that Carol Campbell is this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award while Peter Aylett has been named the 2022 CEDIA Fellow.

Now in its 30th year, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognises an individual who has demonstrated innovative and visionary leadership in the technology design and installation industry. Nominations are submitted by industry professionals and evaluated on the basis of achievement and service.

The CEDIA Fellows, selected by the CEDIA Board of Directors, represent a group of individuals who have helped shape the industry and significantly contribute to the association’s success.

“Carol and Peter represent two of our industry’s greats,” said Daryl Friedman, CEDIA’s global president and CEO. “They both have such tremendous wisdom to share, and we’re fortunate they have chosen CEDIA as an avenue for their thought leadership. We look forward to honouring them at the 2022 CEDIA Awards ceremonies.”

For over 25 years, Campbell has been a driving force in the consumer electronics industry. A well-recognised and respected expert in advancing the art of home theatre interiors and marketing technical products and luxury goods to women, Campbell utilises her considerable experience and industry expertise as the managing director of the Technology Insider Group and as co-publisher and partner of Technology Designer magazine. She is also the co-founder of the Elf Foundation that builds “Rooms of Magic” in children’s hospitals and the founder of Women in Consumer Technology.

“It is an honour to be recognised with the CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award,” commented Campbell. “My years of work in this industry, and the friendships I’ve made along the way, are cherished memories that I hold dear. I still stand in awe of the honourees that have gone before, and that I would be included among those industry luminaries that I admire and respect is humbling. Thank you, CEDIA, for appreciating and honouring the many initiatives that serve as important contributions to the future of our success.”

Being named 2022 CEDIA Fellow, Aylett is a 30-year industry veteran and partner at HTE Acoustic Interior Design, a manufacturer of ultra-high performance modular bespoke turnkey interiors for private cinemas and media rooms. A frequent speaker and volunteer, Aylett has been teaching on behalf of CEDIA for over 20 years and was awarded CEDIA’s Training Volunteer of the Year in 2014 and received EMEA Special Recognition in 2015. He currently serves as chair of the CEDIA/CTA R10 Standards Committee and chair of the R10 WG1 (audio) Working Group.

He added: “Over the past 24 years of being a CEDIA volunteer, I have made lifelong best friends, collaborated with amazing people, learned new things daily, and loved every single minute of teaching. CEDIA staff and fellow volunteers are the beating heart of our industry, and I hope I can continue to contribute to this community for many years to come. I’m properly chuffed to have been honoured with a CEDIA Fellowship and thank each and every person I’ve ever had in a classroom, collaborated with, or worked alongside for making my industry journey so enriching and fun.”

Campbell and Aylett will both be honoured during the 2022 CEDIA Award ceremonies in the Americas, EMEA and APAC regions.

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