RIP : George Feldstein

RIP : George Feldstein

CE Pro reports :

George Feldstein, founder of Crestron Electronics, loved trade shows. The engineer and visionary savored the opportunity to mingle with the customers that put him on the map, and to show off the new technologies that have made Crestron a leader in the commercial- and home-automation industries.

Despite urgings not to travel, Feldstein attended CEDIA Expo 2014 in September for the last time because he just couldn’t miss it. He passed away November 4, after braving brain cancer for a year.

Feldstein leaves a 45-year legacy in automation and multimedia distribution. In 2004, CE Pro named him one of the Top 10 Most Influential Leaders in the custom installation industry. Soon after, the industry trade organization CEDIA awarded him with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

CE Pro had picked Feldstein for the Top 10 recognition because, as we wrote, his company had “consistently cranked out award-winning, reliable products for high-end home control, with no notable missteps in the past decade.”

Feldstein launched Crestron with his wife Lynda in the 1970s, developing a variety of electronic systems including banking machines, wireless remote controls, electronic jewelry scales and electronic pain suppressors (he was pursuing a PhD in biomedical engineering at the time).

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