CEDIA has named Bob Stuart, co-founder of Meridian Audio Ltd and Inventor of MQA, as this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

Bob is the first British winner of this prestigious industry accolade and will be recognised at the annual CEDIA Awards Celebration at the CEDIA EXPO in Dallas on October 17, 2015.

The CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recognises 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.

Bob started his career as a consultant for the audio industry as is well known for his products and concepts with the Meridian brand, such as Meridian’s DSP320 architectural loudspeakers and the Sooloos multi-room system, as well as his work establishing new technologies and formats which continue to shape the world of entertainment, including the new British technology Master Quality Authenticated (MQA). 

Bob is also an active member of the DVD Forum, a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), a member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and a visiting Fellow at Essex University.

“We are thrilled that Bob has been recognised with the CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award,” comments Wendy Griffiths, executive director of CEDIA EMEA. “His unrelenting desire to ensure that the original recording retains its quality when listening at home is behind many of our industry’s innovations, and continues to drive his work today. We are especially proud that Bob is the first recipient of this prestigious, globally recognised Award to hail from the CEDIA EMEA region and warmly congratulate him on his achievement”.

“Bob is one of the great ones, a brilliant innovator, passionate about our industry and a true gentleman,” adds Larry Pexton, CEDIA chairman. ‘The industry is a much better place because of him and his contributions to digital audio.”

Tickets for The CEDIA Awards Celebration can be purchased through the registration process for CEDIA EXPO at www.cedia.net/expo or onsite.

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