Indianapolis, IN–The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) began its search to fill the newly designed role of chief executive officer for the organization. The quest for this new addition follows the announcement that CEDIA is now self-managed and is no longer managed by Raybourn Group International Inc. The current staff, including Don Gilpin as the executive director, will continue in their present roles and will implement strategic initiatives and events for CEDIA members and the industry.
Just as the electronic systems industry is experiencing explosive growth, so too is CEDIA as the premiere organization representing it, said Gilpin. This expansion of our team will be of great benefit so that I can focus on the internal tasks of running the association, while the CEO can drive the external affairs of CEDIA.
CEDIA proposes to fill the CEO position with a qualified member of the electronic systems industry who is already familiar with the current issues and trends of the market. His or her role will encompass fostering relationships with other associations and industries, speaking on behalf of the organization and industry, and guiding external communications based on the needs of CEDIA members.
The Board of Directors made the important decisions for CEDIA to retain its own staff and to employ a CEO in response to the unprecedented success of CEDIA as an organization, said Utz Baldwin, President of the CEDIA Board of Directors. The needs of the industry and our members are constantly growing, and we look forward to welcoming a new team member who will help us sustain and exceed our current progress.
CEDIA has formed an executive search committee to identify candidates for this role throughout the next few months. Resumes and cover letters should be submitted to [email protected]