The AES Awards Committee and Board of Governors selected Gerald Stanley, Crown Intl.'s senior VP of research, to receive the AES Fellowship Award for his “significant contributions to power amplifier design and electronic networking of communications systems,” according to AES secretary Han Tendeloo. The award will be presented during the 125th AES Convention in San Francisco, also the Society's 60th anniversary.
“I was surprised and humbled to receive the offer to become an AES Fellow, not having been highly absorbed in regular society activities,” noted Stanley. “There have been a number of technical presentations made to the local chapters over a period of many years and an occasional conference paper, but not the level of AES involvement that is typical of a number of my ‘Fellow’ friends. And although awards presentations are often associated with doing something difficult or heroic, I consider myself fortunate to soon be recognized for simply doing what I've always considered fun.”