The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the passing of industry veteran and leader David Lorsch.
David, the Founder and CEO of DBL Distributing was an entrepreneur and visionary who wanted to change how retailers bought and sold accessories. DBL Distributing changed the perception of accessories from a poor stepchild of the consumer electronics industry into a retailer's primary profit center. David, along with his wife Cindy, quickly grew the business and ultimately sold it in 2007 with more than 26,000 customers, and a 1,200-page catalog filled with 18,500 products from more than 400 manufacturers.
A long-time advocate of the consumer technology industry, David generously volunteered his time to advance the industry. At the time of his passing, David served on CTA’s Accessories Division and on the Small Business Council. He served on CTA’s Board of Industry Leaders from 2006-2008. In recognition of his long-time services to the consumer technology industry, David was inducted into CT’s Hall of Fame in 2016. He was a long-time mentor to CTA and to the industry more broadly.
David, and his wife Cindy, created an amazing company, DBL Distributing, which they made hugely successful and sold. Along the way they gave back to the industry through CTA voluntary activities and donations. We will miss David’s passion, friendship and humor and we offer Cindy and his family our sincerest condolences.