CEDIA unveils 2019 elected directors

CEDIA has announced the results from the recent election for the four open positions on the CEDIA Board of Directors.

The membership has three new elected directors: Peter Aylett, Michael Cogbill, and Albert Mizrahi; and one re-elected director: Joe Whitaker of The Thoughtful Home.

“The CEDIA Board represents the global membership and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome these directors to the table,” commented Tabatha O'Connor, global president and CEO of CEDIA.

"We know each individual comes with valuable experience and perspectives that will help guide and direct the organisation moving forward.”

Peter Aylett has been in the industry for 28 years and currently serves as the president and CTO of Dubai-based integration firm Archimedia. Aylett has taught on behalf of CEDIA for 19 years and served as the director of professional development in the CEDIA EMEA Office from 2005 until 2011 when he joined Archimedia. Hisglobal volunteer experience has been recognised several times, first as the recipient of CEDIA’s “Training Volunteer of the Year” Award in 2014 and then with the 2015 EMEA “Special Recognition” Award. He is CEDIA ESC-D and ESC-N, ISF and HAA certified.

Michael Cogbill is recognised internationally as an authority in the field of home automation and integrated home systems. His professional career spans over 40 years as an engineer, manager, and entrepreneur. Currently, he serves as VP of Engineering at ETC, a leading technology integrator in South Florida. He has been with ETC since 2006. Throughout his varied engineering career, Cogbill has worked in defence and aerospace systems, founded two companies and been a passionate advocate of CEDIA since the beginning.

Albert Mizrahi started his career in the industry as the director for Control4 Mexico. During his time with Control4, he opened the first Control4 experience centre in Mexico and the centre has since been replicated worldwide. Six years ago, Albert opened Smart Lab, an integration company which specialises in residential, commercial, and hospitality projects. His work has won multiple awards including CEDIA awards. A year ago, Albert opened his own distribution company. He is a Dealerscope 40 under 40 honouree and has won the Control4 international distributor of the year award five times.

The four elected directors' terms will begin 1 January 2019.

Board members continuing their service include:

Dave Humphries, Atlantic Integrated (Rockleigh, NJ, USA) – chairperson

David Weinstein, Lutron (Coopersburg, PA, USA) – secretary

John Buchanan, Meridian Audio (Huntingdon, UK) – director

Ken Erdmann, Erdmann Electric (Springville, UT) – director

Matt Scott, OMEGA Audio Video (London, Ontario, Canada) – director

Heather Sidorowicz, Southtown Audio Video (Hamburg, NY, USA) – director

The CEDIA Governance Committee is currently reviewing applications and conducting interviews for potential appointed candidates (chosen from manufacturers, service providers, home technology professionals, etc.). There is one open appointed position for the 2019-2020 term to be filled from the EMEA region and this position will be voted on by the newly seated board at the first board meeting in January 2019.