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HTSA Elects New Board

Chester Springs, Pa.

Home Theater
Specialists of America

(HTSA), the 59-member A/V and custom-install buying group, has elected a new
slate of corporate officers for 2010.

Leon Shaw, chairman and
founder of Audio Advice, was elected president; Bob Gullo, founder and
president of Electronics Design Group, was elected VP, succeeding Shaw in 2011;
and Brad Whitehead, principal of Paragon Technology Group, will join the HTSA

Returning board members include
Jon Robbins of HiFi House, Chuck Abbott of Abbott’s Technology Design Group, Brian
Hudkins of Gramophone and Joe Barrett of Barrett’s Home Theater.

HTSA executive director Richard
Glikes said the new board members represent three of the group’s most
successful members. “Leon Shaw is an astute, high-end audio maven. Unlike most
businesses in our industry, Leon’s
company, Audio Advice, has been growing. He has outlined his visions for the
group, which include enhanced communication with members, the desire to
implement a single software platform for all, and [an] increased Web presence
for the group and its members. We welcome the challenges.”

Shaw founded the business
31 years ago in Raleigh,
N.C. The A/V custom
retailer has since expanded to the Charlotte
market, and was awarded best specialty A/V dealer by TWICE in 2008.

Piscataway, N.J.-based Electronics
Design Group, founded by Gullo in 1987, is described by HTSA as a pioneer in
the custom residential electronics industry and one of the top residential system
integrators in the country. The company continues to design innovative systems
using the latest software and control system technology to bring clients simple
and easy-to-use solutions, the buying group said.

Whitehead’s Paragon
Technology Group, based in Glenwood
Springs, Colo.,
entered the custom electronic system design market 13 years ago and three years
later added whole-home systems integration. Whitehead is responsible for operations
and finance, and oversees Paragon’s residential electronic system

The new board will take
their positions effective Jan. 1.