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Sound Contractor Industry Honors Loyd Ivey for the Advancement of Technological Education

Mitek Electronics and Communications Group President and CEO Loyd Ivey Receives Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from NSCA

PHOENIX, AZ – Loyd Ivey is the 2009 recipient of the Per Haugen Lifetime Achievement Award from the National
Systems Contractors Association (NSCA). This annual award is given to a leader that time and time again has proven to
be a dedicated and sincere champion for the electronics and communications community.

"I am humbled to receive this award. This is the most prestigious award in the commercial sound business. A lifetime achievement award is something I am very proud to accept, but I'm really just getting started. The continued education of our industry and the hard work done by NSCA will remain a top priority for me," says Loyd Ivey.

According to NSCA, Loyd received the award for his years of dedication, leadership and service to NSCA, including the
NSCA Education Foundation Board, the NSCA Expo Committee, and his support at many of NSCA's events and activities
including the Fall Business Conference, now the Business and Leadership Conference. Ivey has an unparalleled passion
for the industry, advancing and promoting it in all that he does.

"Loyd has been an integral part of this industry," said Chuck Wilson, NSCA executive director. "He has committed
himself and his company to improving the industry from the commercial side to the consumer end. We are fortunate that
Loyd has been a part of NSCA, helping us to grow our foundation and promote and support our programs and services. Like Per, Loyd is a great business man who has established himself as someone we strive to be like."

The award was announced during the recent NSCA Members Meeting and Loyd was also recognized at the President's
Reception as part of the 2009 InfoComm Expo in Orlando.