VOXX International Corporation announced that its chairman and founder, John Shalam, will be honored April 29, 2014 by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) as one of the year’s foremost industry and policy leaders behind cutting-edge technology. The event, which also honors Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Honorees are selected for their role in driving the U.S. economy through innovation and their dedication to ensuring that the U.S. remains a global technology leader. Additionally, all proceeds raised from the Digital Patriots Dinner will be donated to the CEA Foundation.
“This is yet another well-deserved honor for a man who has accomplished so much during his career in the consumer electronics industry," stated Pat Lavelle, president and chief executive officer of VOXX International. "He’s a well-known and trusted leader who has helped shape policy and drive technology adoption spanning close to five decades. He has been my mentor and a dear friend, and it continues to be my honor working with him every day.”
Shalam founded Audiovox Corporation, the predecessor of VOXX International, in 1965. Over the years, VOXX International has grown to become an international leader in the manufacturing and supply of a variety of mobile and consumer electronics and premium audio products.
Mr. Shalam is also active in the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), where he serves on the Board of Industry Leaders (BIL), and is chairman of CEA’s Investment Committee, as well as chairman of CEA’s Charitable Foundation. He was instrumental in helping CEA become an active participant in the wireless communications industry, establishing the Wireless Communications Division in 2001, and acting as its first and founding chairman.
Shalam was inducted into the CEA Hall of Fame in October 2009. In 1997, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. In November 2012, Shalam was honored by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and received their Lifetime Achievement Award.
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