Lutron's Spira Inducted Into County Hall of FameMarch 13, 2012
Lutron Electronics founder Joel Spira has been inducted into the Lehigh County (Pa.) Bicentennial Hall of Fame, an honor delivered by the area where the company has been based since its founder in 1961.
“Joel Spira was a clear choice for the inaugural class of the Lehigh County Hall of Fame," Lehigh County Executive Don Cunningham, chairman of the Lehigh County Bicentennial Committee, which created the Hall of Fame, said in a statement.
"He is already in the equivalent of the United States "Hall of Fame" with his papers and designs of the first dimmer switch in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C., right next to the work of Thomas Edison. Mr. Spira is an American treasure and we are proud that he calls Lehigh County home and that he chose to build Lutron Electronics, Inc. here," said Cunningham.
Other inductees include audio industry giant Lee Iacocca; Marley & Me author John Grogan; NFL stars Dan Koppen and Matt Millen; and other celebrities.