Jeff Caton, CEO of High-Tech Network, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 31, at his home in Norris, TN.

Caton was born in Tennessee and began his AV career at 19 years old working for Harvey’s Warehouse in Knoxville. Over the next few decades, Caton served as a retail store manager. He transitioned to a position with a manufacturer’s representative role with Teal Marketing, first as a Kenwood trainer then moving into a sales position. 

Caton started his own rep company, Network Sales and Marketing, that led to the merger with High-Tech in 2005. His passions include horses, Tennessee football and managing his company.

“Jeff will be sorely missed by our team and the AV community in the Southeast,” said Dave Robinette, president of High-Tech Network. “His leadership, sense of humor and big personality left a positive impact with everyone who worked with him. His passion and love for our industry showed in everything he did.”

In lieu of flowers, the High-Tech Network team requests that donations be made to Horse Haven of Tennessee in his name to care for horses in need.