CEDIA has announced that industry veteran Vincent Bruno will join the organisation next month as CEO. Currently marketing director for Crestron Electronics, Bruno will replace CEDIA executive director Don Gilpin, whose decision to step down was announced earlier this year. The new appointment is the culmination of an executive search process that began in May
For the past seven years, Bruno has guided Crestron's global marketing strategy, leading a large team of professionals worldwide. He also currently sits on the TechHome Division Board of the Consumer Electronics Association.
Prior to his tenure at Crestron, Bruno served as vice president for VCOM International Multimedia Corporation, a distributor of professional AV and digital equipment. During his five years at VCOM, he drove double digit sales growth through both organic sales and acquisition.
Bruno also spent 11 years with Tower Product Inc. as vice president and board director, where he pioneered product concepts and launched award-winning digital video technology for the broadcast, media and entertainment industries.
"In addition to his passion for the industry, Vin has excellent global business development and leadership experience," said Tabatha O'Connor, CEDIA COO. "The Board of Directors believes that he will be successful in creating and guiding a strategic vision for the organisation and in positioning CEDIA members as trusted professionals with important stakeholders."
"As the association that represents the industry, CEDIA holds important responsibilities; to be the connector, to provide vision, leadership, and education that elevates the entire residential custom installation market. I could not be happier to have the opportunity to lead the organisation, building on its solid foundation and positioning it for the future," said Bruno.
“CEDIA EMEA is delighted to welcome Vin Bruno as the new CEDIA CEO,” added Wendy Griffiths, CEDIA EMEA’s executive director. “We look forward to working closely with him as we continue to grow to the membership in our region, build our international education programmes and offer benefits and value to CEDIA members. His industry knowledge and experience will be a huge asset to CEDIA team internationally."
The announcement of Bruno joining CEDIA comes as the association prepares for the annual CEDIA EXPO, to be hosted at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on 14-17 October.
Bruno serves on the Advisory Council for the Harvard Business Review and authored a chapter titled 'Achieving Success Globally' in the 2010 book: Inside the Minds Improving Market Performance. He has a BS in Business Administration from Montclair State University and a Masters in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.
He can be found tweeting at @CEDIA_Vin.