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Members of the Peavey Commercial Audio team and colleagues at the AV Awards are, from left, Stuart Hillis, Julian Young, Brian Cleary, Roland Hemming, Rachel Hastings, Hartley Peavey, Shayne Thomas, James Kennedy, Kevin Ivey and Mark Coombes. Courtesy of Peavey Electronics

Peavey receives lifetime award

Music and audio innovator Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics, was recently honored as the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual AV Awards ceremony in London, England.

Recognized for his pioneering efforts and 50 years of successful innovation and manufacturing, Peavey appeared in person to accept the award before a crowd of 950 cheering AV industry professionals in the Great Hall of the Grosvenor House Hotel.

Since founding Peavey Electronics in 1965, Hartley Peavey has engineered, introduced and mass-produced ground-breaking technology innovations in the audio/visual industry, particularly for solid-state amplification, power factor correction in audio amplifiers, digital signal processing and computer control of audio systems.

Peavey also pioneered new methods of manufacturing that are now in use throughout the audio/visual industry. Peavey products are exported to 133 countries.

Beyond his realm of technology innovation, Peavey has focused on providing reliable and affordable sound reinforcement products to all of the world’s markets, expanding the entire market like no other manufacturer and exporting to 133 countries worldwide.


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