Video transport and processing company Kramer Electronics is celebrating the winning of two prestigious awards during the recent InfoComm show in Orlando. Company founder and president Dr Joseph Kramer won a 2013 Adele De Berri Pioneer of AV Award, while Malissa Dillman, Kramer Electronics USA’s training and education manager, was named the 2013 InfoComm Educator of the Year.
The Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award is presented to individuals who have made an important contribution to the science of audiovisual technology, through invention or thought leadership.
Kramer Electronics said in a statement: "Since founding Kramer Electronics more than 30 years ago, Dr Joseph Kramer has fostered many audiovisual technology innovations that impact users in various ways. He’s given them the ability to perfect audiovisual systems image quality to the highest level possible; offered pro-AV solutions that simplify the design and installation of effective audiovisual systems; and offered system designers, installers and users easy-to-operate, value-oriented and reliable products that conform to the highest specifications available in the market."
“The innovative spirit of Dr Joseph Kramer has propelled the industry forward,” said David Labuskes, executive directorof InfoComm International. “Thanks to his leadership many AV professionals are able to do their jobs better, faster and more collaboratively, and InfoComm is pleased to recognise his contributions.”
Educator of the Year Malissa Dillman has more than 12 years of experience in the AV industry and brings her diverse skills and experiences to the classroom. In one 11-month period, she prepared 212 people to take their Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) exam and trained 200 other professionals on key industry subjects. She developed a successful road show programme, has created a popular webinar Analog Sunset, Digital Sunrise, and authored a condensed version of Kramer's introduction to digital technologies for today's pro AV professional, which serves as introductory-level training on today's complicated transition from analogue to digital.
“Malissa Dillman has been named InfoComm Educator of the Year because of her strong commitment to bettering the industry through the delivery of quality industry training,” said Labuskes. “Her deep commitment to the professional development of her students and her strong support of the industry are evident to everyone who encounters her.”