Bruce Jacobs, Custom Retailer & E-Gear Publisher, Dead at 60
Bruce Jacobs, 60, a long-time presence in the consumer electronics industry and publisher of Custom Retailer and E-Gear magazines, died on November 29 in Phoenix, Arizona, after a brief battle with cancer. Jacobs began his career in consumer electronics publishing in 1988 with AudioVideo International, where he served as Associate Publisher for 14 years. Earlier in his career, he worked at MART magazine and in various capacities in the recording industry. He joined NAPCO’s Consumer Technology Publishing Group (CTPG) in 2004, where he assumed the role of Publisher at Custom Retailer and then, Publisher of E-Gear. Before joining CTPG, he also worked for Mitek Corporation and CE Pro Magazine. Jacobs was a well-known figure in the CE industry and loved by friends and family. He is survived by his wife, Shelly, and sons, Steven and Michael.
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