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  • Honoring Loyd Ivey

    by Representative Jason Smith

    Posted on 2015-01-30

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    SMITH of missouri in the house of representatives Friday, January 30, 2015 Mr. SMITH of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Loyd Ivey who was elected to [[Page E137]] the Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame for his contribution and significant achievements to the industry.

    As a local growing up in Scopus, Missouri, he graduated from Woodland High School and moved to Illinois to work in the steel and wood industries. In 1971 he founded Ivey Electronics to produce bookshelf speakers encased in a burn and spill-proof walnut laminate for the student market of Northwestern University.

    Loyd joined the Consumer Electronics Association in 1974 and presented his first product there before merging with American Case Company to create American Acoustic Labs.

    American Acoustic Labs became MiTek Corporation in 1979, which went on to become one of the United States' largest manufacturers of car and home speakers. MiTek has grown into a global enterprise with offices around the world.

    Loyd has been married to his wife Debi since 1968 and is the father of two sons. He also serves as a sheriffs deputy and department pilot in Bollinger Country. It is my privilege to recognize his achievements and lasting contributions before the House of Representatives.


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