Established in 1976, the IABM represents suppliers of broadcast and media technology products and services worldwide. With a community of more than 250 members, the association aims to identify and promote the interests of its members and to provide benefits and services that enhance their business performance.
The IABM, headquartered in Tewkesbury, England, created its Honorary Membership in 2006 to mark the occasion of its 30th anniversary. Two memberships are awarded annually and are given to individuals who have made an exceptional personal contribution to the supply side of the broadcast technology business.
“It is extremely gratifying to receive this recognition from such a dedicated and well-respected trade organization as the IABM,” said Keys. “The IABM has strived to be the global voice of broadcasting technology suppliers, and it is a privilege to serve the organization as an honorary member.”
Keys started his career in the broadcast industry in 1953. He was the founder and president of TeleMation, Inc., an early manufacturer of equipment for the broadcast, cable, and CCTV industries. Keys formed Utah Scientific in 1977, and the company continued under his management until 1987, when Keys, wishing to reduce his direct involvement, initiated the search for a new president/CEO. In 1991 he ventured into the telecom service business at Teltrust, Inc. as chairman of the board. While he now resides in Mesquite, Nev., Keys is still active at Utah Scientific, serving as its honorary chairman.
Keys will receive the certificate for his honorary membership at a presentation to be held at the 2008 NAB Show.
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About the IABM
The IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers) is the global voice that represents manufacturers and suppliers of broadcast and media technology products and services worldwide. The association‘s aim is to identify and promote the interests of its members, and to provide benefits and services that enhance their business performance. More information about the IABM is available at www.theiabm.org.
About Utah Scientific, Inc.
Utah Scientific, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of analog, digital, and HDTV routing switchers, master control switchers, and related products including a full range of software for controlling and managing switching systems. The company has been serving the broadcast industry for 30 years with industry-leading products and best-in-class service and support as recognized by Frost & Sullivan with its 2005 Customer Service Leadership Award and demonstrated by the industry‘s first 10-year warranty. Additional information about the company can be found at www.utahscientific.com.