FISHERS, Ind. (JANUARY 14, 2020) --
CEDIA has announced today that the 2020 Executive Committee has received approval from the CEDIA Board of Directors. In a separate vote, the board approved three appointed directors.
The members of the 2020 CEDIA Executive Committee are: Rob Sutherland
Inspired Dwellings Ltd.
London, United Kingdom David Weinstein
Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, USA Melanie Malcolm
Bespoke Home Cinemas
Leeds, UK John Buchanan
Huntingdon, UK David Humphries
, Immediate Past Chairman
Rockleigh, New Jersey, United States
Ex-officio, non-voting member
In addition, CEDIA's board of directors has approved the appointment of three directors. Appointed directors are selected from among all member types (manufacturers, service providers, home technology professionals, etc.). The three appointed directors joining the CEDIA board are: John Buchanan
Buchanan was named chief executive of UK-based Meridian Audio Ltd. in 2014. His previous experience includes seven years of managing the company's commercial teams in the UK and U.S. and the global, field-based sales staff serving its international distributor network. Buchanan served on the board as a director in 2018-2019 and has also been named treasurer for 2020. Alex Capecelatro
Capecelatro is founder and chief executive officer of Denver-based Josh.ai. A former research scientist for NASA, he previously worked for Fisker Automotive, an electric car manufacturer, and is the founder of two social software products "At the Pool" and "Yeti." David Weinstein
Weinstein serves as vice president of residential sales for Pennsylvania-based Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., leading sales across multiple consumer-facing channels. Prior to Lutron, he worked for Yusen Associates in Connecticut, rising through the ranks to become president. Weinstein has been on the board since 2017 and served as secretary in 2018 and treasurer in 2019. He was appointed chairman-elect for 2020.
As CEDIA enters our fourth decade, the call to serve our global membership and the industry is louder than ever," said Sutherland. "The opportunities to provide the growing workforce and established professionals within the channel the right support to succeed are endless, and the CEDIA Board of Directors is well positioned to help create the ideal environment for integrators everywhere to succeed."
Rounding out the board are the following directors: Peter Aylett
West Sussex, UK Jamie Briesemeister
St. Louis, Missouri, USA Michael Cogbill
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA Albert Mizrahi
Mexico City, Mexico Bill Skaer
Bill Skaer and Associates LLC
Mesquite, Texas, USA Joe Whitaker
The Thoughtful Home
Clayton, Missouri, USA Amanda Wildman
Ada, Michigan, USA Tabatha O'Connor
, global president and chief executive officer of CEDIA, is an ex-officio, voting member of the CEDIA board.
Briesemeister, Malcolm, Skaer, and Wildman were all elected to the board in October
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