Utah Scientific Founder Lyle Keys Awarded IABM Honorary Membership

Utah Scientific founder Lyle Keys has been awarded a 2007 Honorary Membership from the International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers (IABM).

Established in 1976, the IABM represents suppliers of broadcast and media technology products and services worldwide. The association created its Honorary Membership in 2006 to mark the occasion of its 30th anniversary. Two memberships are awarded annually to individuals who have made an exceptional personal contribution to the supply side of the broadcast technology business.

"It is extremely gratifying to receive this recognition from such a dedicated and well-respected trade organization as the IABM", said Keys. "The IABM has strived to be the global voice of broadcasting technology suppliers, and it is a privilege to serve the organization as an honorary member".

Keys started his career in the broadcast industry in 1953. He was the founder and president of TeleMation Inc., an early manufacturer of equipment for the broadcast, cable and CCTV industries. Keys formed Utah Scientific in 1977, and the company continued under his management until 1987, when Keys, wishing to reduce his direct involvement, initiated the search for a new president/CEO. In 1991 he ventured into the telecom service business at Teltrust Inc. as chairman of the board. While he now resides in Mesquite, Nevada, Keys is still active at Utah Scientific, serving as its honorary chairman.

Keys will receive the certificate for his honorary membership at a presentation to be held at the 2008 NAB Show.