Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) announced that Jon Summer, president of Cybersound & Security in Scottsdale, AZ, and Jim Richards of Fresno, CA-based Futurehome Systems & Design, will become new board members effective January 1.
Summer and Richards replace the seats previously held by Jeffrey Anderson, former CEO of Aurant, Salt Lake City, UT, and Bob Gullo, president of Piscataway, NJ-based Electronics Design Group, Inc.
Gullo opted not to run for a third term after serving six consecutive years as a board member, most currently as 2011 HTSA president. HTSA board members serve three year terms.
Returning board members are Brian Hudkins of Gramophone Ltd., Timonium Maryland; Joe Barrett of Barrett’s Technology Solutions, Naperville, IL; Brad Whitehead of Paragon, Glenwood Springs, CO; Mike McMaster of Wilshire Home Entertainment, Thousand Oaks, CA; and Leon Shaw of Audio Advice, Raleigh, NC; Craig Abplanalp of Definitive, Seattle, WA. Jon Robbins, president of HiFi House, Philadelphia, PA, has been selected as president for 2012.
“Both Jim and Jon represent excellent choices for the board from among the vast talent and experience we have in our membership and I’m looking forward to working closely with both as we continue to grow and strengthen HTSA,” said Bob Hana, managing director of HTSA.
“Jim and Jon are seasoned veterans, both bring unique skill sets to the board. Jim had 20 years corporate experience with GE before founding Futurehome, and Jon has Electrical and Security experience, these guys will certainly impact our group’s future direction,” said Bob Gullo.
“The energy and commitment that have been added to the group by Jim and Jon’s election to the board will be immeasurable. They will each add fresh perspectives to continue to further the HTSA evolution,” said Robbins, 2012 HTSA president.