Before we begin with the voting awards, we would like to take a moment and announce our first ever Legacy Award. This award is an editorial decision and cannot be voted on. The AVNation Legacy Award will be announced each year at the conclusion of the AVNation Readers’ Choice Awards.
Fred Bargetzi, Crestron
Fred Bargetzi was the Chief Technology Officer of Crestron. Bargetzi was instrumental in the technical advances the company has made over the past 30 years. To say that if you installed or worked with a Crestron product it’s more likely than not that Fred had a hand in that product’s development. Bargetzi recently passed away from ALS.
Under Fred’s leadership, he challenged us to not only push the boundaries of what’s possible, but to do so with an eye towards making the world a better place.
“Having just celebrated his 30th anniversary at Crestron, Fred leaves behind a legacy of innovation, creativity, enthusiasm, and kindness that has helped shape the AV industry into what it is today. We are eternally grateful for his dedication and inspiration. He will be deeply missed.”