Eagan, Minn. - Jeff Kussard, Capitol's strategic development director and longtime custom-installation industry veteran, received three citations for his years of outstanding contributions to the custom installation industry.
Kussard was honored at the recent 2009 CEDIA Expo Electronic Lifestyles awards banquet, which is held every year on the final night of the CEDIA Expo.
"Jeff has offered a tremendous amount of time and dedication to CEDIA and the industry," said Ken Erdmann, CEDIA chairman. "Without volunteers like Jeff, CEDIA wouldn't be what it is today."
Kussard was among the first group of association leaders to be named as CEDIA Fellows, honored for efforts that have contributed significantly to the association's success. Additionally, Kussard was cited as one of the Top 10 CEDIA instructors over the past 20 years, as well as for his work as the chair of the Volunteer Development Action Team.
"Jeff's honors are well deserved and by no means a surprise," commented Curt Hayes, Capitol's president and chief financial officer. "Long before he joined the team, Jeff was a good friend and trusted industry colleague. Whenever I need input on any number of matters affecting Capitol's customers, I can always count on Jeff to offer advice that it is practical and just plain common sense, and I've heard similar accounts from everybody who has had the good fortune to know him."