DJ Zone, a leading mobile DJ industry website and online news service, has presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Berenice Chauvet, vice president of CHAUVET® DJ, Sunrise, Florida. The presentation, which took place at the 2014 Mobile Beat Show, marked only the second time in the 15-year history of the DJ Zone Awards that someone has been recognized with a Lifetime Achievement honor.
“Anyone who’s had the opportunity to know Berenice can’t help but be impressed with her intelligence, her passion for excellence and her giving nature,” said DJ Zone founder Sid Vanderpool. “There are not many women at the top of our industry; Berenice has blazed a path for future generations. She’s also been incredibly generous with her time; not just with women, but with everyone from newcomers to seasoned pros. Her vision and hard work has made this a better industry.”
A former journalist for the Miami Herald and Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel, Chauvet entered the DJ industry in 2000 when she joined her husband Albert Chauvet in the company he founded. Together, she and Albert have guided their company along an impressive growth path as it introduced a series of groundbreaking products like the wireless Freedom Series™ as well as more recent innovations like the EZPin™ pin spot.
“I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” said Chauvet. “It’s really something that should be shared with my husband Albert as well as all of the talented people who have contributed to the success of our company over the years. As proud as I am of what we’ve accomplished, I’m even more excited about the future. The opportunities to bring a new level of excitement to DJ lighting with wireless and battery powered fixtures, as well as advanced LED color mixing, have never been greater. So stay tuned! The best is yet to come.”
The DJ Zone Lifetime Achievement Award is the latest in a series of recent awards for CHAUVET DJ. In January, CHAUVET DJ’s SlimPAR Hex 3 IRC won the Music & Sound Retailer Award for Best Lighting Product at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. In December, CHAUVET DJ was awarded the MMR Magazine Award for Best Lighting Line of the year.