NEW! Starting in 2023!
A global association needs a truly global awards process. Join the ALMA Awards sponsor. Joao Martins of AudioXpress as we introduce the new ALMA Awards.
ALTI began as ALMA in 1961. Our name has evolved to better embrace our goals and mission, but calling this the ALMA Awards is a worthy homage to our heritage that has provided the foundation for ALTI. All award winners will be determined by the industry at large except the ALMA Member Service Award.
The categories will be (note that the formal names may change by ALTI-EXPO):
4-Company or Product Innovation Award
5-ALTI Member Service Award (the only award chosen by ALTI CEO)
ALTI’s Driver Awards were awarded from 2011 through 2019 and they honor the Association’s heritage as well as excellence and achievement with 3 award categories:
Beryllium Award is for Lifetime Achievement in the loudspeaker, or related industry
Titanium Award is for an outstanding technical or industry achievement
Gold Award is for outstanding service to ALTI
Any ALTI Member may nominate an industry member for an award. Winners are awarded their trophy at the Annual ALTI Banquet at ALTI-Expo. Nominations may be made at any time.
Past Award Winners Hall of Fame
NOTE: Not every category is awarded every year.
Beryllium Award Winners
Titanium Award Winners
Gold Award Winners
2019: Gunnar Rasmussen. Founder of G.R.A.S. Sound and Vibration
2019: Gary Church of MISCO
2019: Spiro Iraclianos of TAOT
2018: Chris Strahm founder of LinearX
2018: Mike Oslac owner of Oxford Speaker and Oxford International
2018: Mike Klasco owner of Menlo Scientific
2017: Bob Gault. Founder of Eminence Loudspeaker
2016: Patrick Quilter. Founder of QSC
2015: Richard Small. Retires as Senior Principle Engineer for Harman/Becker Automotive Systems
2015: Dr. Kuldip Raj of Ferrotec
2014: Dr. Amar G. Bose of Bose Corporation
2014: Siegfried Linkwitz founder of Linkwitz Lab
2014: J. Andrew McKinney, Jr of McKinney Associates
2013: Paul Klipsch founder of Klipsch Loudspeakers, and Vance Dickason
2013: Sean Olive and Doug Button of Harman International
2013: Phil Bunch of Phase Group and Mike Oslac of York Lake Pertners
2012: Matthew Polk and Edgar Vilchur founder of Acoustic Research
2012: Peter Larsen of Loudsoft and Alex Voishvillo of Harman International
2012: Steve Tatarunis of Listen, Inc
2011: Ed Dell, Don Keele, Andy Kotstatos, Floyd Toole, Laurie Fincham
2011: Dr. Wolfgang Klippel founder of Klippel, GmbH
2011: Laurie Crook, Zarina Bhimani, Cliff Digre (ALMA co-founder)