The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced its Board of Directors for 2008. The Executive Board will be chaired for a second term by Pat Lavelle, president and CEO of Audiovox. Gary Yacoubian, president and Chief Operating Officer, MyerEmco Audio Video, will serve as Vice Chairman.
Loyd Ivey, founder and CEO of Mitek Corp., will remain as the Immediate Past Chairman of the Executive Board. New Executive Board members include Stewart Muller, president, Philips Consumer Electronics North America; Michael Mohr, president, Celluphone Inc.; Steve Caldero, senior vice president and Chief Operating Officer, Ken Crane's Home Entertainment; Henry Chiarelli, president, DBL Distributing and Ilana Diamond, CEO, Sima Products. Returning Executive Board members include Phillip Schoonover, president and CEO, Circuit City; Noel Lee, "head monster," Monster Cable; Jay McLellan, president and CEO, Home Automation Inc. and Grant Russell, president, Kleen Concepts. Peter Lesser, president, X-10 USA Inc., remains CEA's Industry Executive Advisor.
Those elected to the Board of Industry Leaders serve a three year term. New members who join the 29 returning BIL members include: Nelson Chan, CEO, Magellan; Mike Cook, president, MTI; Bob Fields, chairman, CEO and founder, Victory Technologies, Inc.; Ron Garriques, president, Global Consumer Group, Dell Inc.; Steve Giordano Sr., CEO, Lucidiom Inc.; Ian Hendler, director, business development, Leviton Manufacturing Co.; Henry Juszkiewicz, chairman and CEO, Gibson Guitar Corp.; K.I. Kwon, president, Consumer Electronics Division, LG Electronics USA; Mark Luden, president, Guitammer; Greg Rhine, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Products Division, SanDisk Corp.; John Shalam, chairman, Audiovox Corp.; Herman Sperling, group vice president, marketing, Harman Consumer Group; Steve Tiffen, president, Tiffen Company; Jocelyn Vigreux, president, TomTom USA and Max Wasinger, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America.