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CE Industry Vet Terry O’Flynn Passes Away

Altamonte Springs, Fla. — Former Recoton and Mitsubishi executive Terry O’Flynn, 60, passed away on Aug. 27 after a long battle with cancer.

O’Flynn’s last position in the industry was as president of Recoton Accessories. Previously, he served as president of Mitsubishi Consumer Electronics of America.

Outside of his work related duties, O’Flynn was on the Consumer Electronic Association’s executive board and board of directors, and he chaired the CEA’s accessory division. Under his leadership, the accessories division launched the Total Sales Initiative, which helps retailers increase sales of accessory products, and began development of the Connections Guide, which helps consumers understand how to interconnect their consumer electronics products.

“The CEA family joins the O’Flynn family and friends in mourning the loss of Terry O’Flynn,” said CEA President Gary Shapiro. “Terry inspired us all with his passion for life and his love of the consumer electronics industry. He was such a joy to be around — his enthusiasm and good humor were contagious. All who knew him in our industry will miss his charm, quick wit and commitment to contributing to the continued health and growth of the consumer electronics industry,” Shapiro said.

Former CEA Chairman Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said, “The consumer electronics industry has lost a good friend and strong advocate. Terry was committed to making our industry better.Through his leadership and contributions to CEA, he helped make significant contributions to our business. His passing is a great loss to the consumer electronics industry.”

O’Flynn is survived by his wife Sharon and their three children.

A memorial service for Terry O’Flynn will be held Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity, 32550 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood, Fla. 32750.