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Co-founder Walt Stinson inducted into Consumer Electronics Hall of Famehistory-2000-4

In 2009, ListenUp President and Co-founder Walt Stinson had the supreme honor of being inducted into the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame. Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, praised the inductees for their contributions to the growth of the industry. “The CE Hall of Fame gives us the opportunity to showcase the people in our industry that offer creative solutions. Their ideas have changed the way consumers live,” he said.

Inductees in previous years have included such luminaries as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi and Sony founder Akio Morita, and 2009’s class included Steve Jobs of Apple.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be in such august company,” said Stinson when informed of the award.  “I share this honor with my wife, Mary Kay, and my friend Steven Weiner, my co-founders at ListenUp. I’m also incredibly grateful for all the dedicated employees and loyal clients we’ve had the pleasure of working with over the years.”

About the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame
The CE Hall of Fame was created in 2000 as an opportunity to honor the visionaries who have paved the way for the products and services that are changing the way we live. Each year a new group of inventors, engineers, business leaders, retailers and journalists are inducted into the CE Hall of Fame.
The 2009 winners were inducted at a special dinner and ceremony during CEA’s Industry Forum to in Phoenix, Arizona on October 21.

The CE Hall of Fame includes inventors, executives, engineers, retailers and journalists who are selected by an independent panel of industry judges. The judging for 2009 inductees took place at the Warwick Hotel in New York on February 24h. Nominations were submitted by industry professionals and media.

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, praised the new inductees for their efforts to improve the lifestyles of consumers all over the world. “These individuals have contributed enormously to the growth of the consumer electronics industry. They are truly deserving of this honor,” he said.