Quincy, IL (June 22, 2009)--Broadcast Electronics (BE) employees, friends and community leaders celebrated the company's 50th anniversary on June 18.
Over the past 50 years, BE has gone from being a small start-up making cart machines for radio to a global leader in its market. BE's products range from its AudioVAULT FleX digital studio automation software system to RF transmitters in all power categories for AM, FM and HD Radio.
BE president and CEO Joseph Roark attributes the global company's longevity and success to "a mix of great employees, good old-fashioned values and world-class business processes. At the heart of BE are dedicated employees who know and appreciate our customers. That is the essence of our company," he said during the morning's tour and celebration.
Recognized during the ceremony were five BE employees who have been with the company since BE moved to Quincy from Maryland in 1977 in order to take advantage of the manufacturing labor pool that remained after Motorola vacated a plant here. Tim Bealor, the company's vice president of sales, who was one of those early employees to make the move, entertained the audience with a recounting of the company's move to Quincy and some of its history.
During the morning's activities, the company also marked its official anniversary date by announcing the winners of BE's new product promotional drawing. Burr Beard with WXLV FM of Schnecksville, PA won an AudioVAULT FleX studio makeover and Tony Abfalter with WMMM FM in Verona, WI will receive a new BE STX LP low power transmitter.