John Taylor, public affairs and communications VP for LG Electronics, and Thomas Vining, engineering VP for Electrolux Home Products, have been elected to the board of The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), the industry trade association …. Greg Gadbois joins Assurant Solutions' extended protection solutions division as director of new business development … Steve Witt, chairman of the 12-Volt Awareness Initiative board, has left his position as Alpine Electronics marketing and product planning VP. Witt said he left the car stereo supplier after 27 years for an as-yet-undisclosed post within the automotive electronics category … Jeff Kussard, Capitol's strategic development director and longtime custom-installation industry veteran, was honored at the recent 2009 CEDIA Expo Electronic Lifestyles awards banquet. Kussard was among the first group of association leaders to be named as CEDIA Fellows. Additionally, Kussard was cited as one of the Top 10 CEDIA instructors over the past 20 years, as well as for his work as the chair of the Volunteer Development Action Team … AVAD promoted Cynthia Menna to the position of business development senior manager. In her new role, Menna, who previously managed AVAD's D2B program and held the title of territory sales manager (Michigan, Ohio), will work with AVAD executives to identify, develop, manage and facilitate the growth of new product categories, service offerings and solution sets.