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CEA elects 2008 board leadership

Leaders representing the breadth of the consumer electronics industry have been elected to the board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). The executive board chairman for a second term will be Pat Lavelle, president and CEO of Audiovox; Gary Yacoubian, president and COO of MyerEmco Audio Video, will serve as vice chairman.

CEA’s Board of Industry Leaders (BIL) represents the organization’s 2200 corporate members. The group meets throughout the year to review the state of the industry and help shape strategic goals for CEA. CEA members elect members of the Board of Industry Leaders. The executive board, which is elected by the Board of Industry Leaders, determines CEA policies, manages the association’s affairs and defines qualifications for membership.

Loyd Ivey, founder and CEO of Mitek, 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; Steve Caldero, senior VP and COO, Ken Crane’s Home Entertainment; Henry Chiarelli, president, DBL Distributing; and Ilana Diamond, CEO, Sima Products.

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; Ron Garriques, president, Global Consumer Group, Dell; Steve Giordano Sr., CEO, Lucidiom; Ian Hendler, director, business development, Leviton Manufacturing; Henry Juszkiewicz, chairman and CEO, Gibson Guitar; K.I. Kwon, president, Consumer Electronics Division, LG Electronics USA; Mark Luden, president, Guitammer; Greg Rhine, senior VP and general manager, Consumer Products Division, SanDisk; John Shalam, chairman, Audiovox; Herman Sperling, group VP, marketing, Harman Consumer Group; Steve Tiffen, president, Tiffen; Jocelyn Vigreux, president, TomTom USA; and Max Wasinger, senior VP, sales and marketing, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America.

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