The 2011 Young Turks of CE
President & Co founder, Crescendo Designs. Ltd.
Chris has helped transform Crescendo Designs into one of the leading designers and installers of high-end home technology from Manhattan to Montauk. An entrepreneur who began his retail career in technology more than a decade ago when he started an online A/V company, Chris moved into the luxury residential market in 2002 when he founded Crescendo with his brother, Mike. Crescendo Designs introduces the latest programs to help homeowners control everything from lighting to the hot tub’s temperature remotely by downloading an app for their iPhone or logging onto Crescendo’s homepage. www.crescendodesigns.com
Director of Sales, Thea Integrated Systems
Since 2004 Michael has been the director of sales for Thea & Schoen Integrated Systems, a manufacturer’s sales representative firm focusing on high-quality residential technology products. He is responsible for design, specification and all outside sales in the metro New York market. Prior to his current role Michael spent four years at Lutron Electronics (2001-2004) where he was tasked with developing Lutron’s A/V distribution business for all territories east of the Mississippi River. Michael graduated Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2001) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems. He is a member of the IPRO New Leaders Group. www.theaintegrated.com
Research Engineer, KEF
Julia is a rising star in consumer electronics product design and engineering. She was one of the leading engineers on the development of the new T Series ultra-thin loudspeaker range, working with the design of the revolutionary MF driver, crossover and other elements of the award-winning loudspeaker. Julia was part of the KEF engineering team that developed the revolutionary Concept Blade loudspeaker. She helped develop Concept Blade’s innovative cabinet walls and internal compartments, the LF dustcaps and the final build of the loudspeaker. She is also responsible for material characterization and the development of new technologies for KEF’s Celestion drivers. www.kef.com