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Videon CEO Receives Governor’s ImPAct Award from Governor Corbett

State College, PA -- Videon is proud to announce that CEO and President Todd Erdley has won one of this year’s Governor’s ImPAct Awards. These prestigious awards recognize outstanding contributions to Pennsylvania industries and communities.

Todd's award for Entrepreneur Impact in the Central Region recognizes "an entrepreneur who has led his or her company to a position of strength in the marketplace." The award particularly emphasizes skills like "creativity, innovation, managerial ability, leadership skills and turnaround." In Todd's case, the award honors both his community contributions and Videon's long-term success.

Todd has been active in the local entrepreneurial community for many years. He began the Centre Region Entrepreneurial Network to help entrepreneurs cooperate and share best practices. CREN now includes over 75 companies representing upwards of 1,000 people.

Todd has extended this work by identifying a need for private industry growth in Central PA. Based on this need he initiated the 3B33 movement in State College, which aims to establish $3 billion in annual private economic output by 2033. The Chamber of Business & Industry for Centre County has adopted the initiative, and 3B33 is now a shared goal for our community. In other words, Todd supports individual entrepreneurs in his region, as well as the economic health of the region as a whole.

Videon's success is also part of this award. For 15 years, Videon was best known as a leader in the consumer electronics market and for its Avia media player (which has been downloaded over a million times). Recognizing fundamental changes that were impacting the market, Todd shifted the company’s focus to automotive infotainment, in-flight entertainment, and video infrastructure. His vision and leadership were crucial drivers of Videon’s past success as well as its successful pivot.

“I am honored to receive this award,” says Todd. “More than an individual recognition, it shows the hard work of the team at Videon and entrepreneurs across my region in establishing strong, sustainable and successful business practices.”


About Videon

Videon develops products for automotive infotainment, in-flight entertainment and the video infrastructure industry that simply, quickly and cost-effectively move digital media. With over 30 million devices using our streaming media, DVD and Blu-ray technology, Videon is a proven partner and supplier to the world’s leading technology companies. Based in State College, Pennsylvania, Videon Central, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is a privately held company. For more information, please visit or call +1 (814) 235-1111.

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