The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association Names New Board Members

The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) has named members of its executive committee and board of directors.

Indianapolis, Ind. - Ray Lepper, president of Home Media Stores, L.C., a Virginia - based home systems integration company, has been named the 2003 -2004 president of the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA).

Lepper, a 25 -year veteran of the consumer electronics industry, has been an active volunteer for CEDIA since returning to the United States in 1998 from four years in the U.K., where he headed up KEF Audio, the well -known British loudspeaker company. For the past three years, Lepper has served on CEDIA's executive committee, first as secretary then as vice president. He chaired the CEDIA Professional Certification Board of Governors, was the first chair of CEDIA's Education Council, and was the 2002 -2003 chair of CEDIA's Global Program Committee.

Lepper will serve on the CEDIA executive committee with the following industry professionals:
Andy Willcox, vice president - Pro Line Integrated Systems ~ FM ~ Highland Park, Ill.
Marilyn Sanford, treasurer - La Scala, Vancouver, B.C.
Larry Dashiell, secretary - Hometech, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Jeff Hoover, past president - Audio Advisors Inc., West Palm Beach, Fla.

CEDIA's 2003 -2004 board of directors members include:
Jill Kent, Audio Video Systems Inc. ~FM~ Mineola, N.Y. and Greenwich, Conn.
Bill Skaer, Eric Grundelman Inc. ~ FM ~ Mesquite, Texas
Michael Heiss, M. Heiss Consulting, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Jeff Kussard, Russound, Newmarket, N.J.
Richard Stoerger, Audio Design Associates Inc. ~ FM ~ White Plains, N.Y.
Mitchell Klein, Media Systems, Boston, Mass.
Scott McAllister, MediaWorks, Fair Oaks, Calif.
Ken Smith, Custom Electronics Inc., Falmouth, Maine

*~FM~ denotes founding member companies

"Our executive committee and board members dedicate enormous time and energy to making CEDIA the best resource for professionals in the custom electronics design and installation industry," said CEDIA Executive Director, Billilynne Keller. "Our leadership team drives and guides CEDIA, and provides the vision, expertise and enthusiasm to raise the industry's bar on education, legislation and professional development."

CEDIA is a global trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has approximately 2,900 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. CEDIA is a not -for -profit organization based in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's web site at or call 1 -800 -669 -5329.

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