imgChester, PA (July 17, 2013)—Timothy Dorwart, CEO of Community Professional Loudspeakers and long-time leader in the Pro Audio industry, passed away on Monday, July 15, 203, due to illness.

“We are deeply saddened by Tim’s death,” said Bruce Howze, Community Loudspeaker’s President, in a statement yesterday. “We mourn the loss of our chief executive and a good friend, and we extend our most sincere condolences to his wife and family.”

Dorwart became CEO of Community in March, 2013, leading the company through its introduction of several new products at InfoComm. Dorwart has previously served in positions as director and VP with Bose Corporation and DMX Music. Since 2007, he had led the Stanton Group through a successful turnaround as its CEO. Dorwart came to Community from Gibson Guitar Corporation where he held the position of General Manager, Pro Audio and guided the integration of Stanton Group assets to form Gibson's new Pro Audio Division.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine Street., Catasauqua, PA 18032.

In lieu of flowers, those who would like to make a donation in Tim’s name can do so by donating to either a cancer research program or no-kill animal shelter. Community suggests any of the following as possibilities -;;;;;

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