CEA Elects 2002 Executive Board and Board of Directors

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CEA Elects 2002 Executive Board and Board of Directors

Oct 24, 2001 12:00 PM

Arlington, VA - Oct 24, 2001 - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced the newly elected members of the association's Executive Board and Board of Directors. The volunteer leaders were elected during CEA's annual product division and Board of Directors meetings held in Palm Springs, California the week of October 15, 2001. The new board members will assume their leadership positions on January 1, 2002. Ronald Stone, president, Pioneer Electronics Service, was re-elected chairman of the board. Katherine Gornik, president of Thiel Audio Products, and Mitek chairman and CEO Loyd Ivey were re-elected as co-vice chairs of the board. Longtime consumer electronics industry executive Jerry Kalov of Kay Associates will continue as industry executive advisor, serving in part as a formal liaison between the board and CEA staff. Stone, Gornik, Ivey, Kalov, past CEA chairman and Recoton president, chairman and CEO Robert Borchardt, two at-large members and the chairs of each of CEA's six product divisions form CEA's Executive Board. Gary Shapiro was re-elected as president and CEO.

New Executive Board members include Uniden President Al Silverberg who was elected to serve as an at-large member. Mitsubishi vice president, marketing Bob Perry, Terk Technologies president Neil Terk and Yamaha Electronics vice president, sales Steven Caldero join the board as the newly elected chairs of CEA's video, accessories and audio divisions, respectively. Audiovox chairman and CEO John Shalam will serve on the CEA Board as the chair of CEA's new wireless communications division. Shalam previously served as the interim chair of the division, founded earlier this year, and had served as an at-large member of the executive board.

CEA membership is split into six main product divisions: accessories, audio, home networks and information technology, mobile electronics, video and wireless. Attached is a list of the 2002 Board of Directors. A complete list of CEA members can be accessed at CEA's website, www.CE.org.