The Automotive Hall of Fame has announced the Distinguished Service Citation and Industry Influencer awardees that will round out the class of 2020-2021, and we’re very proud to share that Chris Ludwig, Vice President of the EPIC Experience Team, is the recipient of the Automotive Hall of Fame’s 2021 Industry Influencer Award.

The Automotive Hall of Fame is the automotive industry’s premier awarding institution, and the Industry Influencer Award recognizes individuals who are influencing and leading through their actions, innovations and visible positions on issues surrounding the automotive industry and its future.

Chris is being recognized for his work driving the vision and execution of the total in-car experience through sound, technology and design – including his work on AKG branded audio systems with Cadillac and advanced functionality subsystems in vehicles, which ultimately displaced the longest standing branded audio partnership in the market.

A HARMAN Distinguished Engineer, Chris currently holds 31 patents covering acoustic innovations for Automotive Audio, User Experience and Graphical User Interface, and Surround Sound Signal Control. His projects, systems, and experience concept work have been recognized as breakthroughs by leading technology, business and audio industry organizations, now including the Automotive Hall of Fame.

We look forward to celebrating Chris during the awards ceremony this summer. The Automotive Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Ceremony will be held on July 22, 2021 on the Detroit Riverfront. You can visit the Automotive Hall of Fame online at automotivehalloffame.org to learn more.