Las Vegas - Chuck Kittelson, long-time CE and custom-installation industry executive, died suddenly on July 11. He was 64.
Kittelson died Saturday evening after returning home from dinner with his wife Ann. The apparent cause of death was heart failure.
Kittelson, who had recently semi-retired from Atlantic Technology, where he was sales and marketing VP, had a long career in the industry holding domestic and international sales and marketing positions for manufacturers ADA, Parasound, Soundstream and Proton. In addition he was as a consultant to Dolby, Mitsubishi, a/d/s and Triad.
Kittelson also held positions in retail and as a manufacturer's representative for Paul Fitzpatrick and Century Stereo, and he founded the rep firm Promark. Kittelson was also active in many A/V professional organizations, including CEDIA and the Consumer Electronics Association.
Another Kittelson project was working with fellow Triumph classic car owners on the Triumph Trans-America Charity Drive 2009 to raise money for those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Ann Kittelson has asked that donations be made in Chuck's name to the TTA Charity Drive at The Sidran Institute, 200 East Joppa Road, Suite 207, Baltimore, MD, 21286-3107, or here.
Services will be held Saturday, July 18, at 2:00 p.m. in the Davis Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Ave. Las Vegas, NV, 89119. The number for the funeral home is (702) 736-6200.
Condolences sent in care of Atlantic Technology will be forwarded to the family.
A statement was issued to TWICE announcing that after the service, Chuck's industry friends will gather (at a restaurant to be announced) to share a few memories of their departed colleague and friend. Those who wish to attend this gathering should contact Richard Schram at firstname.lastname@example.org so he can reserve a suitable facility and to be advised of the arrangements.