Vincent Bruno, CEDIA CEO
CEDIA has hired industry veteran Vincent Bruno as CEO. He will assume the role in October.
CEDIA had announced the search for a CEO earlier this year following executive director Don Gilpin's decision to step down from the association.
For the last seven years, Bruno has been the marketing director for Crestron Electronics, guiding the company's global marketing strategy and leading a large team of professionals worldwide. Bruno also currently sits on CEA's TechHome Division Board.
"In addition to his passion for the industry, Vin has excellent global business development and leadership experience," said Tabatha O'Connor, CEDIA COO. "The Board of Directors believes that he will be successful in creating and guiding a strategic vision for the organization and in positioning CEDIA members as trusted professionals with important stakeholders."
Bruno added, "As the association that represents the industry, CEDIA holds important responsibilities: to be the connector, to provide vision, leadership, and education that elevates the entire residential custom installation market. I could not be happier to have the opportunity to lead the organization, building on its solid foundation and positioning it for the future.”
Prior to his tenure at Crestron, Bruno served as vice president for VCOM International Multimedia Corporation, a distributor of professional AV and digital equipment. During his five years at VCOM, he drove double-digit sales growth through both organic sales and acquisition.
Bruno also spent 11 years with Tower Product Inc. as vice president and board director, where he pioneered product concepts and launched award-winning digital video technology for the broadcast, media and entertainment industries.
Bruno serves on the Advisory Council for the Harvard Business Review and authored a chapter titled "Achieving Success Globally" in the 2010 book: Inside the Minds Improving Market Performance. He has a BS in Business Administration from Montclair State University and a Masters in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.
The announcement of Bruno joining CEDIA comes while the association prepares for the annual CEDIA EXPO to be hosted at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas October 14-17.
Read more about Bruno's plans in this blog by Jeremy Glowacki.