NASED President Steve Wood with George Frye, founder of Frye Electronics, who accepted NASED’s Lifetime Achievement award.

The National Association of Special Equipment Distributors (NASED) held its annual meeting in conjunction with the recent AudiologyNow! 2009 event in Dallas.

NASED is the sole national organization dedicated to maintaining the highest level of standards for hearing-testing equipment. 

Steve Wood, NASED’s president, presided over the meeting and provided the treasurer’s report.

Committee reports were provided by Julie Renshaw, public relations; Bruce Waring, technical standards; Lance Brown, membership/business development; Scott Schulz, governance and bylaws; Greg Ollick Jr, communications; Brian Hough, educational advancement; and Kristin Wysmierski, secretary. 

Nominations were held, and the following elections to the board were completed: Mark Becker, treasurer; Greg Ollick Jr, president-elect, and Scott Schulz and Brian Hough were confirmed for a second term in their current positions.  

The NASED Lifetime Achievement award was presented to George Frye, founder of Frye Electronics, for his development of the FONIX test box and real ear measurement systems, and his pioneering work and lifelong dedication to the field of hearing aid testing equipment and standards.   

In conjunction with the annual meeting, NASED certification testing was completed with successful certification of four technicians:  Ryan Gall of Midlantic Technologies Group, Mark Becker of Audiomedtric Technology, Robert Chestnut of Audio Electronics, and David Tribanino of Audiomed Inc.

[Source: NASED]