CEDIA elects Executive Committee and Board of Directors

`Our executive committee and board members have done an incredible job of raising industry standards for education, legislation and professional development,` said CEDIA Executive Director Billilynne Keller.

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

Lepper, a 26 -year veteran of the consumer electronics industry, was first elected president in 2003. He has been active in CEDIA since returning to the United States in 1998 from four years in the U.K., where he led KEF Audio, the well -known British loudspeaker company. For the past three years, Lepper has served on CEDIA's executive committee, first as secretary and then as vice president. He has 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 CEDIA's executive committee with the following elected industry professionals:
Andy Willcox, vice president - ProLine Integrated Systems ~ FM ~ Highland Park, IL
Marilyn Sanford, treasurer - La Scala, Vancouver, B.C.
Ken Smith, secretary - Custom Electronics Inc, Falmouth, ME
Jeff Hoover, past president - Audio Advisors Inc., West Palm Beach, FL

CEDIA's 2004 -2005 board of directors include:
Andrew Ard, KA Marketing, Lewisville, TX
Utz Baldwin, AD Systems, Houston, TX
Larry Dashiell, HomeTech Systems, Santa Rosa, CA
Rich Green, Rich Green Ink, Palo Alto, CA
Michael Heiss, M. Heiss Consulting, Sherman Oaks, CA
Jill Kent, Audio Video Systems Inc. ~FM~ Mineola, N.Y., and Greenwich, CN
Jeff Kussard, Russound, Newmarket, N.J.
Bill Skaer, Eric Grundelman Inc. ~ FM ~ Mesquite, TX

*~FM~ denotes founding member companies

"Our executive committee and board members have done an incredible job of raising industry standards for education, legislation and professional development," said CEDIA Executive Director Billilynne Keller. "Our leadership team is comprised of knowledgeable individuals who truly care about the industry and will continue to work to make CEDIA the best resource for professionals in the custom electronics design and installation industry."

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,000 member companies worldwide. CEDIA members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association's web site at www.cedia.org.

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