Jack Wayman, the Father Of International CES
Tributes continue to pour in for Jack Wayman, who passed away over the weekend. In his 92 years, Jack clearly touched a lot of lives in the industry and beyond. TWICE has compiled a gallery of images touching on some highlights of his remarkable journey.
Tributes continue to pour in for Jack Wayman, who passed away over the weekend. In his 92 years, Jack clearly touched a lot of lives in the industry and beyond. TWICE has compiled a gallery of images touching on some highlights of the remarkable journey of the father of CES.
Wayman as a young soldier in World War II
Wayman with his first wife, Thelma, taken just before the war along with one of the hundreds of letters he sent home during the war.
In 1998, with the Electronics Industries Association, as an inductee to the Convention Industry Council Hall of Leaders
At the kickoff to the 40th International CES
With TWICE editor in chief Steve Smith and Dell CEO Michael Dell
With CEA president/CEO Gary Shapiro in 2007
With ADL honoree and industry veteran Peter Weedfald
With daughter Ariana Barth and CEA’s Karen Chupka in 2006
With TWICE publisher/executive VP Ed Hecht
Visiting Robert Zohn and wife Wendy, proprietors of Value Electronics in Scarsdale, N.Y. Robert commented: “We were honored to take care of Jack’s A/V needs while he lived in Valley Cottage, N.Y. Most of all we very sincerely enjoyed our personal friendship. Jack was one of the finest gentlemen we have had the great pleasure to know and consider as a great friend. Jack always made you feel special and grateful to be in his presence.”
In failing health but still sharp as a tack, Wayman reflected on the 70th anniversary of D-Day on June 4 from his home in Boulder Colo., to Helen Richardson of The Denver Post. On his chest are, from left to right: The Purple Heart, French Legion of Honor, another Purple Heart, and the Air Medal. In the frame at right are, from left to right: The Silver Star, The Bronze Star Medal and his third Purple Heart. (Credit: Helen H. Richardson, The Denver Post/Getty Images)