HTSA Adding Two To Board


Chester Springs, Pa. - Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) is adding two new members to its board.

Jon Summer, president of Cybersound & Security, and Jim Richards, principal of Futurehome Systems & Design, will join the buying group's board effective Jan. 1.

They will assume the seats previously held by Jeffrey Anderson, former CEO of Aurant, and Bob Gullo, president of Electronics Design Group and HTSA's 2011 president. Gullo opted not to run for a third term after serving six consecutive years on the board. He will be succeeded as president by HiFi House president Jon Robbins.

Returning board members include Brian Hudkins of Gramophone Ltd.; Joe Barrett of Barrett's Technology Solutions;  Brad Whitehead of Paragon; Mike McMaster of Wilshire Home Entertainment; Leon Shaw of Audio Advice, and Craig Abplanalp of Definitive.

"Both Jim and Jon represent excellent choices for the board from among the vast talent and experience we have in our membership," said Bob Hana, who was

recently appointed

the group's managing director following the resignation in August of longtime executive director Richard Glikes. "I'm looking forward to working closely with both as we continue to grow and strengthen HTSA."

Added Gullo: "Jim and Jon are seasoned veterans [and] 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."

Added Robbins: "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."


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