CEA Mourns Passing of Bob Abt
CEA released a press release about the passing of Chicago consumer electronics retail giant Bob Abt. Abt passed away last Thursday after a bout with cancer. He was 77.
Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, released the following statement:
"On behalf of the entire CEA community, we were extremely sad to learn of the passing of consumer electronics industry legend Bob Abt. Our industry has lost a true innovator who progressively grew the Chicago store founded by his parents - CE Hall of Famers David and Jewel Abt - in 1936 into one of the nation's most exciting and successful consumer electronics stores.