Some 25 years ago, Dan Taylor was president of the fledgling Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, working hard to build the organization—then in its fourth year—from its small group of charter members to a more representative number of cinema professionals. On March 11, at the opening breakfast for ShoWest 2008, Dan will be recognized for those successful efforts as he receives the Inter-Society’s highest honor, the Ken Mason Award.
The award, named for the founder of the organization, Ken Mason, former vice president of Kodak, salutes those who have had a positive effect on the Inter-Society and on the cinema industry.
Dan Taylor began his involvement in the 1970s, working as a projectionist at the Sack Theatres in Boston while pursuing a BS in Mass Communications from Emerson College. After graduation, he held a variety of positions with industry suppliers, including Kintek and Sony. Later, as president of Dan Taylor Marketing, he improved the quality of theater presentations by marketing new technologies to exhibitors.
In 2007, Dan joined the Klipsch Professional Cinema Division, bringing his expertise to an organization that continues to grow worldwide. “Ever since Klipsch got into the professional cinema market in 1980, I have held its loudspeaker designs in the highest regard,” said Taylor. “It’s great to be an official advocate of the industry’s most impressive line of professional audio solutions. It’s my job to make sure that all of our valued cinema partners get the best sound for their theaters.”
In addition to Dan’s award, the Klipsch Cinema Division will be highly visible at ShoWest, held at Bally’s and Paris in Las Vegas, March 10–13. Our trade show display will introduce new cinema loudspeakers, featuring Virtual Boundary Technology, which use Klipsch patented skewed horns mounted side by side to reduce the number of speakers needed in a large auditorium. New crossover networks will also be premiered.