For the first time, CEDIA is proud to announce the judges for the 2015 Electronic Lifestyles® Awards competition. The panel below will judge the home technology professional categories in this year’s competition.
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Dennis Erskine | Erskine Group Inc.
Dennis Erskine is an accomplished, award-winning THX Certified Professional Theater Designer and Acoustical Engineer. He is the president of Erskine Group and also leads the design, engineering, product development and project management teams for CinemaForté. Dennis currently serves as Vice Chairman of CEDIA’s Board of Directors.
Michael Pope | Audio Video Interiors
Michael Pope is the founder of Audio Video Interiors and its sister company Safety Technologies. Michael has held leadership positions with the Ohio Electronic Life Safety & Security Association and CEA TechHome. He currently chairs the Audio Video Retailer division for CEA and serves as Vice-Chair for the Electronic Security Association’s Executive Management Professionals Group. Michael serves on the CEDIA Board of Directors.
Judges Ian Bryant | Simplified Concepts
Ian Bryant is co-owner of Simplified Concepts and runs the Indianapolis office. Ian has been involved with CEDIA since 2008, serving as a subject matter expert, instructor, content creator, and more. Ian holds professional certifications through Crestron, AMX, BIAMP, BSS, QSC, and CEDIA. Eric Lee | Integrated Control Experts, Inc.
Eric Lee is the principal owner and partner in ICX. Eric has served as an installer, designer, and project manager throughout his career. He served as a subject matter expert in the development of the CEDIA Electronic Systems Designer certification. Eric was a member of CEDIA's Board of Directors from 2007-2012. Gerry Lemay | Home Acoustics Alliance
Gerry Lemay is the founder of the Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA) and president of Quest Acoustical Interiors Inc. A member of the industry since 1977, Gerry has designed hundreds of theaters and taught hundreds of classes on high-performance audio. He has supported CEDIA over the years as a subject matter expert, instructor, and course writer.
Joel Silver | Imaging Science Foundation
Joel Silver is the president and founder of the Imaging Science Foundation, Inc., and the head of the Imaging Science Research Lab. He is the producer of the HDTV Calibration Wizard DVD and HD DVD-ROM. He has been involved in and consulted for high-end video, high-end audio, telemedicine, medical management, and Microsoft Media Center Edition PCs. Dave Tkachuk | Symbol Logic
Dave Tkachuk, founder of Symbol Logic, has been involved in AV system design and engineering since 1981. For 20 years, he was president of Tkachuk Associates, a high-end systems integration company. Dave was CEDIA’s 2011 Volunteer of the Year, co-chairs the CEA/CEDIA Systems Documentation Work Group, and works with CEDIA committees on technology and certification. Chris Wright | Wright Works
Christopher Wright, CR, is the founder and president of WrightWorks, LLC. His project experience extends from inner-city HUD rehabs to multi-million-dollar estates. Chris was named to Remodeling Magazine’s 2010 Remodeling Big50 and is on the Board of Advisors for the Indiana Design Center.
John Bishop | Bishop Audio Services
John Bishop is the founder of Bishop Audio Services, a rep firm specializing in home entertainment and home theater. As Executive VP at a/d/s/, he launched the first high-fidelity, custom-installed home loudspeakers. He has written for Widescreen Review and CEPro and has been a regular guest speaker for Runco, Stewart Filmscreen, Display Development, and the HT Technology Conferences.