Origin Acoustics Chairman Jeremy Burkhardt will be inducted as a CEDIA Fellow during next month’s CEDIA Expo 2019 in Denver, the show’s producers have announced. The CEDIA Fellows program honors longtime CEDIA members and volunteers who have contributed significantly to the association’s success.
Burkhardt is a longtime industry veteran, and before starting Origin was the CEO, architect and co-founder of SpeakerCraft. For over two decades, he has contributed to the growth and development of the residential architectural custom electronics industry. He began his career as a custom installer, and then became a successful independent A/V retailer, where he identified deficiencies in products and installation practices and then designed innovative and time-saving products that revolutionized the home installation market.
Burkhardt and his business partners founded, developed, and grew SpeakerCraft into one of the industry’s largest architectural speaker manufacturers and brands. SpeakerCraft was sold to Nortek, Inc. for a $58 million in 2004; Burkhardt remained the CEO until he retired after 20-plus years there in 2012. In 2014, he and his original SpeakerCraft business partners launched the Origin Acoustics architectural electronics brand at CEDIA Expo.