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Industry Pulse
Jim Lind to Receive CTA
Smart Home 2022 Leadership Award
JIM LIND just might be the
most humble and down-toearth
person in consumer
electronics. And that modesty
is still on display, even
though Lind has been named
the recipient of the Consumer
Technology Association
(CTA) Smart Home Division
2022 Leadership Award.
" I never think I deserve
anything. It's always humbling
to be recognized by
your peers. I feel honored to
be chosen, " Lind tells CE Pro.
Each year, CTA presents
the Smart Home Leadership
Award to an individual who
has made significant contributions
to the growth and
success of the smart home
industry and shows continued
dedication and service to
the consumer tech industry.
The CTA Smart Home Division
2022 Leadership Award
will be presented during the
CTA Smart Home Division's
Mark of Excellence Awards
reception at CES 2022, taking
place on Thursday, Jan. 6
at 6:30 p.m. in Room W208209
(West Hall) of the Las
Vegas Convention Center.
Lind, the custom integration
buyer at Nebraska
Furniture Mart (NFM), has
been in consumer electronics
for 40 years and his career at
NFM spans 26 years, starting
as an audio buyer in 1996
until taking the reins as the
head of the custom installation
division in 2014. It's no
small feat to handle such an
auspicious program within
such a large organization as
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Jim Lind, custom integration
buyer at Nebraska Furniture
Mart, will receive his award
on Thursday, Jan. 6 at 6:30
p.m. in Room W208-209
(West Hall) of the Las Vegas
Convention Center during
CES 2022.
NFM, but Lind says staying
focused on the customers'
needs and exploring new
technologies at events like
CES are vital for those looking
to succeed.
" Give your customers the
best level of service you can, "
he advises. " Always make
them feel they are your most
important customer. If you
can exceed their expectations,
they can become your
best friend when it comes
to referrals. Mistreat them
and they can become your
greatest foe. This can take
some time, so you need to
be patient. "
Lind has been part of the
Smart Home Services division
at NFM since 2000, and he
Past CTA Leadership Award Winners
Jason Knott, CE Pro
(2021)
Shawn Hansson, Logic
Integration (2020)
David Kaplan, Bluesalve
Partners (2019)
Helen Heneveld,
Bedrock Learning (2018)
Dan Fulmer, Fultech
Solutions (2017)
Avi Rosenthal, Nortek
Security and Control
(2016)
Eric Bodley, Bodley &
Associates (2015)
Julie Jacobson, CE Pro/
EH Publishing (2014)
Michael Pope, Audio
Video Interiors (2013)
Walt Zerbe, Legrand
(2012)
Roland Graham,
HDHomes.TV (2011)
Ric Johnson, Elite
Systems Solutions (2010)
Ian Hendler, Leviton
Manufacturing Co.
(2009)
David Rodarte, NuVo
Technologies (2008)
Bill Maronet, ETC Inc.
(2007)
Tom Callahan, Sawyers
Control Systems (2006)
David Hanchette, OnQ/
Legrand (2005)
Peter Hoagland, BG
Corp. (2004)
Duane Paulson, Sequel
Technologies (2003)
Richard Scholl,
Worthington
Distribution (2002)
John Galante, EH
Publishing (2001)
Ken Kerr, Home Controls
Inc. (2000)
Jay McLellan, Home
Automation Inc. (1999)
Ken Moyes, EH
Publishing (1998)
Joe Freeman, J. P.
Laboratories (1997)
Doug Fikse, On-Q Home
(1996)
Mark Hollcraft, Leviton
Manufacturing Co. (1995)
Pete Lesser, X10 (USA)
(1994)
Bill Scheffler, Zensys
(1994)
Dave Rye, X10 (USA)
(1994)
has expanded it to all three
of the company's locations
in Omaha, Kansas City, and
most recently to The Colony
near Dallas. Needless to say,
staying on top of new technologies
is important. That's
where CES and CTA come in.
" CTA has been a great
resource. From the various
publications and surveys to
the insights gained from participating
in working groups
or sitting in on some of the
board calls, the depth and
diversity of knowledge from
the participants has been
very valuable, " Lind says. " I
have been very fortunate to
have been on a couple
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