At its recent AGM, held in London on Thursday 28 November, CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) revealed its new Board of Directors.
A total of six spaces were available on the CEDIA Board this year. The four HTP (Home Technology Professional) member joining the Board are:
• Alister Smith – managing director of DLUK, a London-based integrator that specialises in residential AV
• Will Brocklebank – director and head of technology at Face to Face Digital, which designs and installs home technology systems including home cinemas, lighting & heating control, telephony, IT support and security in residential properties in the UK
• Omar Hikal – co-founder and CEO of Archimedia, a Middle East installation company that engineers, designs and installs technology into homes, palaces, residences, yachts and hotels
• Laura Neuwirth Lazzerini from Studio LGL, who was voted in again after having played a key role in developing the Italian market over the past year.
Meanwhile the two places allocated to Trade Supplier members have been filled by the election of:
• Tom Butler – business development manager for Artcoustic Loudspeakers, which has manufacture innovative and world class loudspeakers in the UK since 1998, and
• Hamish Neale from Leaf Audio, who has been re-elected after stepping down from his role earlier this year when he left Control4.
Joining Kris Hogg (Konnectiv), Krystian Zajac (It’s Done Technology), Elliott Hicks (Complete Home Control) and Gary Lewis (Cornflake) on the CEDIA Board, the newly elected members will serve as volunteers for a two-year period, from January 2014 until December 2015. Their role will include providing strategic direction for the residential custom installation industry throughout Region 1 (UK, Europe, Russia, Middle East, India, Pakistan and Africa).
“Strong leadership is critical to the success of any organisation,” said Wendy Griffiths, CEDIA’s executive director in Region 1. “CEDIA's Board of Directors plays a vital role in shaping the direction of the industry, regulating the Association's activities and representing the home technology profession across the Region. On behalf of CEDIA, I would like to thank the outgoing board members, Rufus Greenway (Sound Environment), Michael Sherman (Henri Integrateur Domotique), Matt Dodd (Thinking Bricks) and Jason Aldous (Aldous Systems) for their hard work and dedication.”
The results were announced at the CEDIA AGM, which took place at the London Transport Museum.