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
“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
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