CEA Announces 2014 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders

CEA Announces 2014 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders


Arlington, VA—The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a technology trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics and technology companies, announced its 2014 executive board and Board of Industry Leaders.

“CEA is proud to represent the entire spectrum of consumer technologies, from automotive to wireless and some that haven’t existed before, like sensory technologies and 3D printing,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “The industry executives serving on our board represent the most successful and innovative consumer electronics and technology businesses in the country. Their guidance brings broad experience and strategic direction to the table and represents the true, innovative spirit of our dynamic industry.”

The members of CEA’s executive board were confirmed by a vote of CEA members at the CEA Industry Forum held in Los Angeles in October. Newly elected members include: Jim Bazet, chairman and CEO, Cobra Electronics; John Bosch, president and CEO, NXE; Joellyn Gray, director, Marketing and Imaging division, Fujifilm North America Corporation; and Robert Struble, president and CEO, iBiquity Digital Corporation.

Jay McLellan, president, Leviton Security and Automation, and Daniel Pidgeon, chairman, Starpower, continue to serve on the executive board as chair and vice chair respectively. Randy Fry, president, Fry’s Electronics, remains on the executive board as past chair.

Previously elected CEA executive board members, who will continue service, include: David Hagan, president and CEO, Boingo Wireless; Ron Freeman, CEO, AAMP of America; Gary Yacoubian, president and managing partner, Specialty Technologies/SVS; Steve Tiffen, president and CEO, The Tiffen Company; and Robert Fields, vice president, teaming and strategic alliances, MiTek.

Gary Shapiro continues to serve on the executive board along with Glenda MacMullin, COO and CFO, CEA, serving as treasurer and Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA, serving as secretary. Pat Lavelle, president and CEO, VOXX International, was elected to fill the previously vacant industry executive advisor position.

CEA also announced the election of its 2014 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. New members of CEA’s BIL include: Eric Bodley, vice president and general manager, PPC; Jay Buchanan, electronics division director/GMM, Nebraska Furniture Mart; Lee Cheng, chief legal officer; senior vice president, Corporate Development; head of the office of the chairman; and corporate secretary, Newegg Inc.; Joe Clayton, president and CEO, DISH Network; Kristin Cook, managing director, BDS Marketing; David Hanchette, vice president, business development, Legrand; Craig Kornblau, president, Universal Studios Home Entertainment; Phil Molyneux, president and COO, Sony; Enrique Muyshondt, president, DesktopFab Inc.; Mike O’Neal, president, Linear LLC; Luis Pineda, senior vice president, Qualcomm; Jack Sheng, cofounder and CEO, eForCity Corporation; Eric Smith, CTO and cofounder, Control4; and Skip West, president, MAXSA Innovations.

CEA members who are continuing their service on the BIL through 2014 are: Tim Baxter, president, consumer business, Samsung Electronics America; Scott Burnett, managing director, consumer electronics, IBM; Mike Dunn, president, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Worldwide; Ron Freeman, president and CEO, AAMP of America; Ian Geller, vice president, business development, Pandora Media; Bill Holmes, vice president, business development, Netflix; David Inns, CEO, GreatCall; Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO, Gibson Guitar; Kenneth Lowe, cofounder 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 Corporation; Eliott Peck, senior vice president and general manager, sales, imaging technologies and communications, Canon USA; Scott Ramirez, vice president, marketing, Toshiba America Consumer Products; and Jake Sigal, founder and CEO, Livio Radio.

Continuing terms on BIL through December 31, 2015 are: Jim Braun, president and CEO, Dual Electronics Corporation; Eric Davidson, president, American Automation and Communications; Peter Fannon, vice president, corporate and government affairs, Panasonic; Jim Hamilton, CEO, Identity Ventures LLC; Benjamin Hartman, vice president, consumer electronics, Amazon.com; Noel Lee, head Monster, Monster Inc.; Mike Mohan, president, home business group, Best Buy; Denise Morales, executive vice president, global sales and channel strategy, Beats Electronics; Dan Novak, vice president, global marketing, PR and communication, Qualcomm; Daniel Pidgeon, chairman, Starpower; Eric Reed, vice president, entertainment and tech policy, Verizon Communications; David Rodarte, president and CEO, NuVo Technologies; Sally Washlow, president, Cobra Electronics; and Doug Webster, vice president, global marketing and corporate communications, Cisco Systems.

Ex-officio members (2014 division chairs and foundation board chair) include: Marc Beckwitt, vice president, MediaNavi Strategic Partnerships, Technicolor; John Bosch, president and CEO, NXE; Eric Davidson, president, American Automation and Communications; Ron Freeman, president and CEO, AAMP of America; Joellyn Gray, director, marketing and imaging division, Fujifilm North America Corporation; David Inns, CEO, GreatCall; Joe Lautner, director, business segment – control, CORE Brands; Michael Pope, president and owner, Audio Video Interiors; John Shalam, chairman and founder, VOXX International; and Walt Zerbe, product manager, Legrand. ce.org