Sony, VOXX Execs Elected Chair and Vice Chair, CEA’s Technology & Standards...

Sony, VOXX Execs Elected Chair and Vice Chair, CEA’s Technology & Standards Council


Arlington, VA—The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the election of Sony Electronics’ Dr. Paul Hearty and VOXX International’s Ray Pace as chair and vice chair, respectively, of CEA’s Technology & Standards Council (TSC). The TSC guides CEA’s work on technology and standards activities, including CEA’s standards development program, which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute.

“Paul and Ray are tremendous assets to the CEA standards program,” said Brian Markwalter, senior vice president, Research and Standards, CEA. “They will provide excellent leadership for the TSC as it continues to expand into new, innovative areas such as health and fitness.”

Dr. Hearty has nearly 30 years of experience with television and cinema technology, and he has held senior positions in government and industry in Canada and the United States. He currently serves as vice president, Technology Standards, at Sony Electronics.

Pace has more than 30 years of experience developing professional and consumer audio technology and worked with several leading audio equipment companies. He is currently a senior design engineer for VOXX International, where he develops products for its automotive and mobile electronics division.

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $223 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. It leads technology manufacturers in fostering consumer electronics industry growth by developing industry standards and technical specifications that enable new products to come to market and encourage interoperability with existing devices. CEA’s standards program has 60+ active groups and more than 1,300 participants developing industry standards for audio, video, networking, automotive and wireless applications.

Participation in CEA’s Technology & Standards program is open to anyone who has an interest and is willing and able to contribute. Participation is free for CEA members.