Following its recent AGM, CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) has announced the composition of the newly elected CEDIA European Board, which will be headed by incoming chairman Simon Williams. CEDIA Board members also provided the AGM audience with information on the Association's future plans, including a series of new education and marketing initiatives to help the industry sustain its impressive growth.
Williams, from design and installation company Olive, takes up the position of CEDIA chairman, following four years' service as a Board member, most recently as vice chairman and membership chair. New to the Board will be Jane Scotland from London-based company Beyond The Invisible and Raphael Oberholzer from Swiss-based installation company Smart Home. David Graham of Grahams Hi-Fi and Robert Hallam from Ireland's InControl both return to the CEDIA Board in new roles. David Hyman (Discrete Architectural Electronics) will continue to serve as an active member of the Board for a further two years as immediate past chairman.
"This is an exciting time for CEDIA, both here in the UK, and increasingly in Europe, Africa and the Middle East" says Williams. "The demand for home electronics is growing fast in these territories which brings fantastic opportunities for all CEDIA members, and challenges in how we can best equip ourselves to meet these needs.
"The new Board is full of energy, enthusiasm and a great deal of experience that will help CEDIA members make the most of what lies ahead."