AmpliVox Sound Systems’ President and CEO Don Roth has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award in conjunction with the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s 2011 Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. Roth will be recognized at an awards dinner sponsored by the Daily Herald on September 22 at Danada House in Wheaton, Illinois.
After purchasing AmpliVox in 1995, Roth reenergized the 30-year-old company with an emphasis on new products, cutting-edge technology and outstanding customer relations. The AmpliVox product line includes a variety of wired and non-wired lecterns, megaphones, portable PA systems, and multi-media presentation workstations. New products are constantly in development to keep pace with changes in technology, including the incorporation of digital media into presentation equipment. As a result, AmpliVox has recorded sales increases from $2.8 million in 2007 to $5.2 in 2010 despite the national economic downturn, with a pace to set another new record in 2011.
At the same time, Roth has created a national presence for himself and his company through his charitable efforts on behalf of breast cancer advocacy groups. AmpliVox’s Pink Podium Promise program has donated over 100 specially-designed pink lecterns to breast cancer organizations across the country for use at races, fundraisers and educational events. AmpliVox also provides significant support to local community organizations, including the North Suburban YMCA where Roth serves on the Board of Directors.
The Daily Herald, based in Arlington Heights, is the third-largest paper in Illinois in circulation and focuses on news throughout the Chicago suburbs. The Lifetime Achievement Award specifically recognizes individuals who contribute to the growth of the suburban business community for at least one decade; provide inspiration to younger entrepreneurs by examples of risk-taking, community mindedness and success; and demonstrate outstanding achievements in business and in the community.
“I am very grateful to the Daily Herald Business Ledger for this recognition,” commented Roth. “Our primary goal at AmpliVox is to anticipate our customers’ needs and provide innovative products to support changing technology. That’s the essence of entrepreneurial spirit, in my view.”
AmpliVox ® Sound Systems products are predominately made in the USA, meet stringent UL standards, and come with an up to 6-year warranty. Our wide selection meets every speaker's sound coverage and style needs. Whether you are in a small meeting room of 30 people or a large 20,000 square foot auditorium of up to 10,000 people, AmpliVox ® Sound Systems' extensive range of superior quality, simple to operate and reliable electronics will provide maximum satisfaction and ensure a crystal clear message. Creators of the Pink Podium Promise cause marketing initiative, AmpliVox donates pink podiums to breast cancer awareness organizations helping lead the effort to “Speak Up for the Cause”. Visit http://www.ampli.com for more information.
Photo Caption: Don Roth, CEO of AmpliVox Sound Systems in Northbrook, has been recognized for Lifetime Achievement in the Daily Herald Business Ledger 2011 Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards.