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DEALERSCOPE 2007 HALL OF FAME

January 2007
Every year Dealerscope has the pleasure of honoring the most influential leaders in consumer technology with the Dealerscope Hall of Fame Awards. The inductees are selected by the magazine staff after consulting with various members of the industry. This year, Dealerscope honors five individuals from the retailing and manufacturing parts of the industry. These inductees represent the best and brightest talent in the consumer electronics world. They have singled themselves out through their vision, leadership and accomplishments, and have helped shape the industry for the better. In the pages that follow we profile this year’s inductees and allow them to share their experiences and offer their insights. Please join us in congratulating them.

PAST INDUCTEES:



2006

Brad Anderson, Best Buy

William Hecht, United Speaker Systems

Bob Lawrence, Brand Source

Chet Pipkin, Belkin

2005

John Flanner, Flanner’s Audio and Video

Sandy Gross, Definitive Technology

Paul Klipsch, Klipsch Audio

D.J. Oh, Samsung Electronics

Buck Robison, DSI Systems, Inc.

Tony Weiss, CompUSA

2004

Mike London, Best Buy

Michael Golacinski, Memorex

Richard Glikes, HTSA

Matthew Polk, Polk Audio

T.J. Lee, LG Electronics

2003

Jeff Stone, Tweeter

Sam Runco, Runco International

Rachelle and Joe Friedman, J&R Electronics

Dr. Larry Hornbeck, Texas Instruments

Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com

2002

The Blumkin Family, Nebraska Furniture Mart

Dr. Amar G. Bose, Bose

Ray Dolby, Dolby Laboratories

Richard M. Schulze, Best Buy

Jim Tucker, VAC Services

2001

Ken Crane, Crane’s Home Entertainment Centers

Bill Crutchfield, Crutchfield

Jim DeFranco, EchoStar Communications

Charlie Ergen, EchoStar Communications

Henry Kloss, Audio Pioneer

2000

Masaru Ibuka, Sony

Akio Morita, Sony

Darrell Issa, Consumer Electronics Association

Gary Bennett, Hitachi

1999

Dr. Sidney Harman, Harman International

Anne Howard, Sharp Electronics

Noel Lee, Monster Cable

Donald Patrican, Maxell

1998

Carl Yankowski, Sony Electronics

Loyd Ivey, MTX

Ivor Allsop and Jim and Mike Allsop, Allsop

1997

Eddy Hartenstein, DirectTV

Stanley, S. Hubbard, Stanley E. Hubbard and Robert W. Hubbard; U.S. Satellite Broadcasting
 

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