CEA Remembers Vance Pflanz
Following the passing last week of longtime retailer Vance Pflanz of Iowa’s Pflanz Electronics, the Consumer Electronics Association is paying tribute to an industry pioneer.
“Our association has lost a true friend and leader in Vance Pflanz,” CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro said in a statement.
“Vance helped grow our association and create deeper ties between dealers and manufacturers by championing retailers’ participation in CEA. We owe him a strong debt of gratitude for his service, his leadership and his legacy of programs to help support independent retailers.”
Pflanz volunteered for CEA for many years, and was instrumental in the 2004 merger between CEA and the Professional Audio Video Retailers Association (PARA.) He also helped to found CEA Demo Days, while also serving on numerous CEA boards and committees.