CEDIA has named Randy Stearns, owner of Engineered Environments located in Alameda, California, as the new elected official to fill the role of CEDIA Chairman, recently held by the late Randy Vaughan.
Randy Stearns, left, accepts one of his company's numerous CEDIA Electronic Lifestyles Awards from Residential Systems editorial director Jeremy Glowacki, last fall in Atlanta.
Stearns has served on the CEDIA Board of Directors since 2005 and has been an active member of CEDIA since 1993.
“Randy’s contributions to the industry and CEDIA have been instrumental in affecting positive change and association growth over the years,” said Ken Erdmann, CEDIA past chairman. “He has served on many committees, councils, and action teams and is a perfect fit for the leadership role of CEDIA Chairman."
Stearns’ involvement with CEDIA encompasses a wide variety of positions, including Industry Outreach Council Chair, EXPO Chair, Treasurer, Best Practices Action Team, Instructor, Subject Matter Expert, and Finance Committee. He most recently served as Vice Chairman for the Board of Directors.
Stearns’ education includes a B.A. from Dartmouth and an MBA from the University of Southern California. His company is one of the largest, most highly reputable electronic systems contracting businesses in the U.S. and has won many awards in CEDIA's Electronic Lifestyles Awards competition, which showcases CEDIA members’ best work in categories ranging from home theater to whole-house integration.
"Stearns’ diverse CEDIA background and business expertise is a powerful asset to have as CEDIA Chairman," said CEDIA CEO Utz Baldwin. "We are proud to have him serve in this role and look forward to kicking the year off under his leadership."
Stearns will assume the role and responsibilities of chairman effective immediately. A complete listing of CEDIA’s Board of Directors is available at www.cedia.org/contact_us/bod.php.