The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the passing of Robert Heiblim.
Following decades of experience managing new technology start-ups and high growth companies, Heiblim co-founded bluesalve partners, a marketing firm supporting the consumer electronics industry. He served as chairman of the Board of the CTA Small Business Council from 2019-2020, chairman of the Audio Board from 2016-2017, and as a member of the CTA-predecessor Electronic Industries Association/Consumer Electronics Group Board of Directors from 1991-1993. He also served as a highly regarded CTA mentor for over a decade.
“We mourn the passing of industry stalwart Robert Heiblim. He gave of himself to the industry in so many ways: as a top executive of major technology brands, as a consultant and as a friend and mentor to so many in industry.
“A longtime advocate of CTA, Robert served in volunteer leadership positions including terms as chair of both CTA’s audio division board and Small Business Council. He also served as a member of the CTA Foundation.
“We will miss his optimism, commitment to the industry and eagerness to share his wealth of knowledge.”
By request of his family, donations in Robert Heiblim's honor should be directed to the CTA Foundation.