Former Recoton CEO, CEA Chairman Borchardt Dies
Robert Borchardt, the former CEO of Recoton Corp. and a onetime chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association, has passed away, CEA announced Friday.
Borchardt, Recoton CEO from 1976 through 2003 and chairman of CEA from 1997 to 1998, also founded the association's Accessories Division and conceived of CEA's CEO Summit.
“Bob Borchardt was a gentleman, a visionary leader and an industry legend who helped to grow our association, the International CES and the overall CE industry,” CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro said in a statement. “He generously gave his time, vast experience, expertise and leadership skills as he served as a volunteer leader with our association.”