We are very happy to announce that the winner of the Outstanding Contribution Award at the InstallAwards 2017 is Gordon Dutch.
An industry veteran, Gordon Dutch has been involved in the AV industry for over 30 years. Gordon founded BBG Distribution in 1993, which merged with Peerless Industries in 2009 to become Peerless-AV.
As MD, he astutely managed the trajectory of the mounting solutions provider to the forefront of the industry during his tenure. He ensured the company was in a strong position and had a successor in place – in the form of his brother Keith – before confirming he would be stepping down in October last year.
He is still involved with the company in a part-time role as a non-executive director on the board of Peerless-AV EMEA, and is still a member of the global advisory board of Peerless-AV in the US.
Gordon Dutch commented: “It’s a great honour to be awarded Outstanding Contribution by Installation magazine. My 30 years in AV has been a blast – starting out in the car audio business, becoming CEO of BBG and then launching the Peerless-AV brand into Europe. I am thrilled that Peerless-AV is now one of the fastest-growing AV brands in EMEA. Since stepping down as MD last year I’m very pleased that my fantastic and loyal team have continued to take Peerless-AV to even new heights. I’m confident under the leadership of John Potts, our global president Nick Belcore, Keith Dutch and Melinda Von Horvath that this will continue for the foreseeable future. I look forward to celebrating this accolade with the team and all of you at the forthcoming InstallAwards.”
The Outstanding Contribution Award forms part of the Installation Hall of Fame, which also includes the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Grand Prix.
The InstallAwards take place on the evening of Thursday 29 June in the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London. For tickets and table bookings please contact Maeve Nicholson on [email protected] / +44 (0)20 3871 7378 or visit www.nbmevents.uk/installawards/booktables.