Invitations Issued for Larry Cervon Tribute at BE

Details are emerging about the planned salute for equipment industry innovator Larry Cervon, first reported here last week.
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Details are emerging about the planned salute for equipment industry innovator Larry Cervon, first reported here last week.

BE has posted details and an invitation online.

The retired president of Broadcast Electronics will be recognized in the Oct. 26 ceremony in Quincy, Ill., accompanied by a Webcast. The event marks the 30th anniversary of BE’s move from Maryland.

BE will dedicate a plaque to Cervon and also launch its commemoration of the company’s 50th anniversary, coming in 2009. Cervon will teleconference from his home on Long Island.

He was president of the company from 1976 to 1991. According to a BE bio, “He took over when the company was a small manufacturer of a single product (endless loop tape cartridge machine) located in the Washington, D.C., area, and moved BE to Quincy in 1977 in order to take advantage of the area’s skilled labor pool after Motorola vacated a plant there.”

It said Cervon guided the firm from “a small upstart to a corporation that is today a diversified, international corporation and the largest radio-only broadcast equipment manufacturer in the world.”

Larry Cervon also worked for RCA International, Westinghouse Electric and Gates Radio Company; he succeeded Parker Gates as VP/GM there in 1967.

“We are honored to recognize the achievements of this man who has done so much for our company, and whose mark is felt even today, all these years later,” stated Joseph Roark, BE’s new president and CEO.

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