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CEA Names 2012 Executive Board

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the election of its 2012 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders. "From manufacturer to retailer and device to content, CEA is proud to represent all facets of the technology industry," said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. "With top executives from t

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the election of its 2012 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders.

“From manufacturer to retailer and device to content, CEA is proud to represent all facets of the technology industry,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “With top executives from the country’s most successful technology businesses whose continued innovation is vital to our nation’s economic recovery and growth, CEA’s Executive Board represents a cross-section of the technology sector and puts us in a strong position to meet the challenges and shape the strategic direction for our association and our industry.”

The members of CEA’s Executive Board were confirmed by a vote of CEA’s members at the CEA Industry Forum in San Diego this week. Newly elected CEA Executive Board members include: Jim Bazet, chairman and CEO, Cobra Electronics; Robert Fields, vice president, sales and marketing, Aridian Technologies; Phil Molyneux, president and COO, Sony Electronics Inc.; George Stepancich, CEO, Invisionate; and Mike Vitelli, president, Americas and executive vice president, enterprise, Best Buy.

Randy Fry, president, Fry’s Electronics, and Jay McLellan, president and CEO, Home Automation (HAI), will continue to serve as CEA’s Executive Board chair and vice chair respectively. Gary Yacoubian, president, CEO and managing partner, Specialty Technologies, LLC, will remain on the Executive Board as a past chair.

Previously elected CEA Executive Board members, who will continue their service, include the following: Denise Gibson; Patrick Lavelle, president and CEO, Audiovox Corp.; Daniel Pidgeon, chairman, Starpower; and Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Co. CEA’s Shapiro will serve on the Executive Board, with Glenda MacMullin, CFO, CEA, serving as treasurer, and Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA, as secretary.

CEA also announced the election of its 2012 Board of Industry Leaders (BIL). The BIL serves CEA and its Executive Board in an advisory role, helping to set public policy positions and priorities for association activities.

“We are pleased so many top level executives have dedicated their time and talents to this voluntary board,” said Shapiro. “The BIL’s broad experience across the industry will provide crucial guidance and direction for CEA staff and volunteer leadership in helping advance the technology sector.”

The new members of CEA’s BIL are as follows: Tim Baxter, president, consumer business division, Samsung Electronics America; Scott Burnett, global leader, consumer electronics industry, IBM; Peter Brady, VP, marketing/brand management, iBiquity Digital Corp; Mike Dunn, president, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Worldwide; Ron Freeman, president and CEO, AAMP of America; Ian Geller, VP, business development, Pandora Media; David Hanchette, VP, marketing, Legrand; Bill Holmes, VP, business development, Netflix; David Inns, CEO, GreatCall; Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO, Gibson Guitar; Kenneth Lowe, co-founder and vice president, VIZIO; Mark Luden, president and CEO, The Guitammer Company; David McCalpin, general manager, home energy management, GE Appliances; Dean Miller, president, Lenbrook America Corp; Eliott Peck, SVP and general manager, sales, imaging technologies and communications group, Canon USA Inc; Michael Pope, president and owner, Audio Video Interiors; Scott Ramirez, VP, marketing, Toshiba America Consumer Products; Jake Sigal, founder and CEO, Livio Radio; and Robert Struble, president and CEO, iBiquity Digital Corp.

CEA members who are continuing their service on the BIL in 2012 are as follows: Jim Bazet, chairman and CEO, Cobra Electronics; Jim Braun, president and CEO, Dual Electronics Corporation; Jay Buchanan, electronics division director/GMM, Nebraska Furniture Mart; Bryan Burns, vice president strategic business planning and development, ESPN; Lee Cheng, general counsel, Newegg, Inc.; Doug Cole, senior vice president and general manager, Universal Remote Control; Frank DeMartin, VP, consumer product sales, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America; Joe Erdeman, president, extended protection solutions, Assurant Solutions; Kim Folsom, founder and CEO, ShowUhow Inc.; Dr. Levy Gerzberg, president and CEO, Zoran Corp.; John Godfrey, vice president, government and public affairs, Samsung Information Systems America Inc.; Kathy Gornik, president, Thiel Audio; David Hagan, president and CEO, Boingo Wireless; Joe Hartsig, vice president, GMM technology and entertainment, office division, Sam’s Club; Ian Hendler, director, business development, Leviton; Loyd Ivey, chairman and CEO, MiTek Electronics and Communications; Dr. Paul Liao, president and CEO, CableLabs; Mark Lucas, president and CEO, Imation; Glenn Lurie, president, emerging devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets; Craig McHugh, CEO, Cambridge Soundworks; Mike Mohr, president, Celluphone; Henry Muyshondt, senior director, business development, SMSC; Luis Pineda, senior vice president, sales, marketing and product management, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies; John Shalam, chairman and founder, Audiovox; Dr. Doug Solomon, CTO, IDEO; John Taylor, vice president, LG Electronics, USA; Joseph Taylor, chairman and CEO, Panasonic Corp. of North America; and Brian Wiser, SVP, specialty solutions division, Ingram Micro.