CEDIA announces 2020 Executive Committee and appointed directors

The CEDIA Board of Directors has confirmed it has approved the 2020 Executive Committee, as well as consenting to three appointed directors.

The members of the 2020 CEDIA Executive Committee are: 

Rob Sutherland, chairman

Inspired Dwellings Ltd.
London, UK

David Weinstein, chairman-elect 
Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Melanie Malcolm, secretary
Bespoke Cinemas
Leeds, UK

John Buchanan, treasurer
Meridian Audio
Huntingdon, UK

David Humphries, immediate past chairman

Atlantic Integrated
Rockleigh, New Jersey, US
Ex-officio, non-voting member

CEDIA’s Board of Directors has also approved the appointment of three directors. Appointed directors are selected from among all member types (manufacturers, service providers, home technology professionals, etc.). 

This year, the three appointed directors are:

John Buchanan

Named chief executive of Meridian Audio in 2014, Buchanan’s previous industry experience includes seven years of managing the company’s commercial teams in the UK and US and the global, field-based sales staff serving its international distributor network. He previously served on the board as a director in 2018-2019 and has also been named this year’s treasurer.

Alex Capecelatro 

Capecelatro is founder and chief executive officer of Denver-based Josh.ai. Formerly a research scientist for NASA, he previously worked for Fisker Automotive, an electric car manufacturer, and is the founder of two social software products “At the Pool” and “Yeti”. 

David Weinstein
Vice president of residential sales for Pennsylvania-based Lutron Electronics, Weinstein leads sales across multiple consumer-facing channels. Prior to Lutron, he worked for Yusen Associates in Connecticut, rising through the ranks to become president. Weinstein has previously been on the board in 2017 and served as secretary in 2018 and treasurer in 2019. He has also been appointed as chairman-elect for this year. 

“As CEDIA enters our fourth decade, the call to serve our global membership and the industry is louder than ever,” commented Sutherland, new chairman of CEDIA’s Executive Committee. “The opportunities to provide the growing workforce and established professionals within the channel the right support to succeed are endless, and the CEDIA Board of Directors is well positioned to help create the ideal environment for integrators everywhere to succeed.”

Rounding out the board are the following directors: 

Peter Aylett
West Sussex, UK

Jamie Briesemeister
Integration Controls
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Michael Cogbill 

West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Albert Mizrahi
Mexico City, Mexico

Bill Skaer
Bill Skaer and Associates LLC
Mesquite, Texas, USA

Joe Whitaker
The Thoughtful Home
Clayton, Missouri, USA

Amanda Wildman
Ada, Michigan, USA

Tabatha O’Connor, global president and chief executive officer of CEDIA, is ex-officio, voting member of the CEDIA board.

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