CEA to Honor Wayman on 90th Birthday
The Consumer Electronics Association said Wednesday that it is celebrating the 90th birthday of industry legend Jack Wayman, a 60-year industry veteran who headed a previous incarnation of CEA.
“Jack Wayman is an industry visionary who paved the way for the successful show that CES is today,” CEA president and CEO Gary Shapiro said in a statement. “Jack has always been at the forefront of both national and local legislation affecting our industry, and was instrumental in defeating the motion picture industry’s attempt to stop the marketing of the VCR in the Sony Betamax case. We honor his achievements and celebrate his successes on this his 90th birthday.”
Wayman will be honored more formally at CE Week in June, and also profiled in the July/August edition of CEA’s Vision Magazine.