Crestron has announced that its chairman and founder, George Feldstein, has died.
The company said in a statement:
"After a brave battle with brain cancer over the past year, he passed away earlier today, peacefully at his home surrounded by family. His passion and love for our industry was evident in everything that he did. His influence has left an indelible mark on all those who were fortunate enough to know him. He was truly a great man and a great leader. We will all sorely miss him, but his spirit will live on in all that he touched."
In March of this year, Feldstein laid the ground for the next generation of Crestron leadership, appointing Randy Klein as president and CEO and Dan Feldstein as vice chairman and COO, while he himself took up the role of chairman.
Petra van Meeuwen, Crestron's EMEA media relations manager, told us: "Crestron not only lost its founder but a great man with an abundance of passion and intelligence. I was very lucky to have met him several times with a private tour of his home and cellar where he had an entire Crestron 'laboratory' set up. He was such a passionate man with an unlimited intelligence. He will begreatly missed."