The ALMA International Driver Awards
ALMA's Driver Awards are in 3 distinct levels:
Gold Award is for outstanding service to ALMA International
Titanium Award is for an outstanding technical or industry achievement
Beryllium Award is for Lifetime Achievement in our industry
Any ALMA Member may nominate an industry member for an award. Winners are awarded their trophy at the Annual ALMA Banquet at AISE. Nominations may be made at any time.
The Beryllium Driver Award for Lifetime Achievement
Recognizes significant and sustained contributions to theAudio and Loudspeaker Industries over a career or lifetime
Beryllium Award for Chris Strahm WILL be awarded at 2018 event.
Chris N. Strahm
November 20, 1956 - November 25, 2016
ALMA International awards the Beryllium Award for lifetime achievement to people who have contributed significant service to the audio industry throughout their career. In 2017, ALMA was pleased to Honor Bob Gault of Eminence fame. For 2018, ALMA honors an industry leader that was taken from us far too soon. Chris Strahm, founder and President of LinearX left us on November 25, 2016.
Chris's contributions to the audio industry dates back to the 1980s and he was active and contributing
to the industry continuously right up to his death.Much has been written about Chris, but perhaps the best tribute to him was written by Vance Dickason in the February issue Voice Coil magazine.
Rather than try to recap his article, we include a link at the end of this announcement. Long time friend Vance Dickason will present the award to Chrisu2019 wife Susie, who has consented to attend our Banquet and to receive the award for Chris. Join us for AISE 2018, and our annual Banquet on January 6 at South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.