The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced David Kaplan as the winner of the 2019 TechHome Leadership Award for his contributions and accomplishments while serving the consumer technology industry. Kaplan is currently a consultant at Custom Business Solutions LLC, a strategic consulting and business development firm, and has more than 30 years of industry experience, including work in business development, product development, brand building and more.
“David’s unique understanding of business development in consumer technology has benefitted companies and customers for decades,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CTA. “His leadership and contributions, especially in the growing smart home sector, will have a lasting impact on our industry by enabling innovators to grow and succeed.”
Kaplan is a member of CTA’s Small Business Council and TechHome Division Board, playing a pivotal role in nominating industry leaders to division boards, the CTA Hall of Fame and the Mark of Excellence Awards, and volunteers as a CTA mentor. As founding executive director of Digital Delivery Group, a specialty consumer electronics buying firm, Kaplan recruited 13 members in 60 days to create a group with over $100 million of buying power.
“I could not be more surprised or honored to learn of my selection as winner of this year’s TechHome Leadership Award,” said Kaplan. “I hope that having my efforts acknowledged will inspire others to step up, volunteer and help us achieve the goal of supporting small business and innovation.”
Kaplan will be honored at CES® 2019 – the world’s most influential tech event – during the TechHome Mark of Excellence Awards reception on Jan. 9. Each year, CTA presents the TechHome Leadership Award to an individual who has made significant contributions to the growth and success of the smart home industry and shows continued dedication and service to the consumer tech industry.