CEA Elects Board

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Arlington, Va. - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced the election of its 2012 executive board and board of industry leaders.

The executive board was confirmed by a vote of CEA 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, sales and marketing VP, Aridian Technologies; Phil Molyneux, president and COO, Sony Electronics; George Stepancich, CEO, Invisionate; and Mike Vitelli, president, Americas and executive VP, enterprise, Best Buy.

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

Previously elected board members, who will continue their service, include the following: Denise Gibson; Patrick Lavelle, president and CEO, Audiovox; Daniel Pidgeon, chairman, Starpower; and Steve Tiffen, president/ CEO, The Tiffen Co.

CEA president Gary Shapiro will also serve on the board, with Glenda MacMullin, chief financial officer, CEA, serving as treasurer, and Karen Chupka, events and conferences senior VP, 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.

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, senior VP and general manager, sales, imaging technologies and communications group, Canon USA; 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.

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, VP strategic business planning and development, ESPN; Lee Cheng, general counsel, Newegg; Doug Cole, senior VP 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; Dr. Levy Gerzberg, president and CEO, Zoran; John Godfrey, government and public affairs VP, Samsung Information Systems America; Kathy Gornik, president, Thiel Audio; David Hagan, president and CEO, Boingo Wireless; Joe Hartsig, VP/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; Craig McHugh, CEO, Cambridge Soundworks; Mike Mohr, president, Celluphone; Henry Muyshondt, senior director, business development, SMSC; Luis Pineda, senior VP, sales, marketing and product management, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies; John Shalam, chairman and founder, Audiovox; Dr. Doug Solomon, chief technology officer, IDEO; John Taylor, VP, LG Electronics, USA; Joseph Taylor, chairman and CEO, Panasonic Corp. of North America; and Brian Wiser, senior VP, specialty solutions division, Ingram Micro.

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