05.11.14

Crestron mourns death of founder

Crestron has announced the death of its chairman and founder, George Feldstein after a battle with brain cancer.

Feldstein founded Crestron in the early 1970s and maintained a hands-on role well into 2014, leading the commercial and home automation specialist to the globally recognised position it enjoys today.

As a passionate inventor he not only conceived many of the commercial AV products Crestron is famous for, but has a developed a wide range of electronic systems in diverse areas.

A known face on Crestron exhibition stands, Feldstein regularly engaged with his staff, customers (large and small) and the press. Whilst his outstanding career demonstrates clear achievements, those who met him also remember him for his down-to-earth attitude and warm and welcoming personality.

On November 5, 2014 Crestron released the following statement:

“It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Crestron’s Chairman and Founder, George Feldstein. After a brave battle with brain cancer over the past year, he passed away earlier today, peacefully at his home surrounded by family. His passion and love for our industry was evident in everything that he did. His influence has left an indelible mark on all those who were fortunate enough to know him. He was truly a great man and a great leader. We will all sorely miss him, but his spirit will live on in all that he touched.”