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Middle Atlantic’s Bob Schluter Named 2013 CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


INDIANAPOLIS - The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has named Bob Schluter, Chief Engineer & Founder of Middle Atlantic, as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. Schluter will be recognized at the annual Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Celebration at CEDIA EXPO on September 28, 2013.

CEDIA’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has exhibited outstanding, creative, innovative, and visionary leadership in the growth and advancement of the residential electronic systems industry. Nominations are submitted by industry professionals and are evaluated on the basis of achievement and service within the industry.

A holder of multiple patents, Bob Schluter has been active in the professional audio, video and computer industries in various capacities since 1976. From his early involvement in electronic equipment design and recording studios through his 30+ years as Chief Engineer and CEO at Middle Atlantic, Bob has been intimately involved in integrating and installing audio, video and computer systems, and adapting rack enclosures to accommodate rapidly changing technologies.

Schluter’s universally recognized white papers on the management of power, cabling, and heat in racks and cabinets have contributed significantly to the industry and remain a valuable resource for home technology professionals.

“Middle Atlantic’s growth over the last several decades under Bob’s leadership is an example of a true success story in our industry,” said Federico Bausone, CEDIA Chairman. “We are proud to recognize Schluter’s vision, leadership, and commitment to excellence, which are largely responsible for equipment racks as we know them today.”

Tickets for CEDIA’s Electronic Lifestyles® Awards Celebration, which will also recognize the award-winning work of CEDIA member electronic systems integrators, manufacturers, and volunteers, may be purchased through the registration process for CEDIA EXPO at or onsite. CEDIA EXPO will be held September 25-28 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

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