Industry Legend Jack Wayman Dies at 92
Jack Wayman, the founder of International CES and a major figure in the consumer electronics industry across six decades, has died at the age of 92, the Consumer Electronics Association announced Tuesday morning.
Wayman was an early leader of the associations that would become CEA, becoming the first director of the EIA Consumer Products Division in 1963. In that capacity, Wayman helped create the first CES, in 1967. He also helped guide CEA to several major political and judicial victories, including the pivotal Sony/Betamax case in the early 1980s.
“The consumer electronics industry has lost a legend and, more personally, I have lost a great friend and mentor,” Gary Shapiro, CEA's president and CEO, said in a statement.