CTPG Salutes Runco on CE Hall of Fame Induction
The Consumer Technology Publishing Group, along with the Elf Foundation, salutes Sam Runco on his induction into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame next month.
Runco, along with ten other industry notables, will enter the Hall of Fame as part of a dinner during the CEA Industry Forum in San Diego. The dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Manchester Grand Hyatt.
Other members of the induction class include SanDisk cofounder Dr. Eli Harari, Hubbard Broadcasting CEO Stanley S. Hubbard in the executive category, Brown Box and the Magnavox Odyssey developer Ralph Baer; flash memory inventor Dr. Fujio Masuoka of Toshiba; ethernet co-inventor Dr. Robert Metcalf of Xerox PARC; digital computer and digital circuit design theorist Claude Elwood Shannon and Viterbi algorithm inventor Dr. Andrew Viterbi (in the Inventor/Technologist category); as well as Tweeter founder Sandy Bloomberg and journalists Ivan Berger and Lance Braithwaite.
Registration is open here for the forum; separate registration is available for the Hall of Fame dinner only.
"One of the smartest things I did was to learn how to listen to my dealer base and get the guys to really open up and tell me the truth. Sometimes it wasn't easy, but it was necessary to succeed," Runco said in an exclusive interview with CustomRetailer when he was named to the Hall in May.
"When I think that I am joining previous inductees such as Ray Dolby, Steve Jobs and Dr Harman, I am greatly humbled and extremly honored to be included with the other 2011 CE Hall of Fame inductees."