San Francisco (October 10, 2006)–Every year, the AES takes a moment in its opening ceremonies to acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of those individuals who have made major contributions to the pro audio industry. Following an introduction to the convention by AES president Roger Furness, Ron Streicher, AES awards committee chair, announced a slew of honors on Thursday, October 5, at the AES opening ceremonies, shedding light on the efforts of numerous pro audio leaders.
Roger Furness at the AES Opening Ceremonies in San Francisco.The Publications Award, given to an outstanding paper published in the Journal of the AES during the previous two years, was presented to Gilbert A. Soulodre, Michel C. Lavoie and Scott G. Norcross for “Objective Measures of Listener Envelopment in Multichannel Surround Systems.”
Following, a citation was given to Mercedes Onorato, recognizing her extraordinary service to the Latin American Region. The Board of Governors Award, given for outstanding contributions to the AES, was presented to Jim Anderson for chairing last year’s convention in New York, and Roy Pritts, for chairing 2005’s AES International Conference in Denver.
Jim Anderson headed to the stage again for a Fellowship Award, and the honor was also given to John Chester, Kevin Gross and Rupert Neve (who was not present), recognizing their service and contributions to the advancement in or dissemination of knowledge of audio engineering or in the promotion of its application in practice.
The Silver Medal Award was given to John Hall (who was not present) and Tomlinson Holman, recognizing outstanding development and achievement in the field of audio engineering. Finally, the Distinguished Service Award was presented to Marshall Buck, recognizing his dedication and service as an officer of the AES for more than 25 years.