CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) has announced the results of voting for its volunteer Board of Directors.

New to the Board as ESP (Electronic Systems Professional) representatives will be Elliot Hicks from Complete Home Control; Krystian Zajac from It's Done Technology and Kris Hogg from Konnectiv whilst Hamish Neale from Control 4 is elected as a Trade Supplier member.

The new CEDIA Board will support existing CEDIA Chair, Gary Lewis, to provide vital strategic direction for the custom installation industry throughout Region 1: UK, Europe, Russia, Middle East, India, Pakistan and Africa.

"On behalf of CEDIA, I would like to thank David Graham of Grahams Hi-fi, Robert Hallam of InControl and Robin Shepherd of Cornflake who now step down for their invaluable support during their tenure as CEDIA Board Directors," says Gary. "I'd also like to praise Wim De Vos of Genesis Technologies, the Trade Supplier member who is leaving the Board, for his role in helping to grow CEDIA's membership across Europe. I am looking forward to working with Elliot, Krystian, Kris, Hamish and the rest of the CEDIA Board to build on the sterling work of their predecessors and ensure that we, as the industry association, continue to serve the interest of our members and reach out to design professionals and consumers across the region."

Elliot Hicks is owner and company director at Complete Home Control. Based in Surrey, the company combines over forty years of experience in the specialist sectors of home automation, home technology and building services, including numerous prestigious projects in the central London boroughs of Belgravia, Kensington and Mayfair.

Krystian Zajac is Managing Director of London-based It's Done Technology which specialises in automation and systems integration in the residential and marine market. Krystian brings extensive managerial experience to the CEDIA Board, as well as a background in IT infrastructure and programming.

Kris Hogg, Managing Director at Yorkshire-based Konnectiv Ltd is the third new member of the CEDIA Board. Voted Integrator of the Year 2011 and 2012, the company designs, installs and programs control and entertainment technology for home or business.

Meanwhile, Hamish Neale, Territory Sales Manager - EMEA at Control 4, replaces Wim De Vos, from Genesis Technologies, as Trade Supplier member.

The full volunteer CEDIA Board of Directors is as follows: Gary Lewis, UK (Cornflake): Chairman; Matt Dodd, UK (thinkingbricks): Vice Chair; Jason Aldous, UK (Aldous Systems); Rufus Greenway, UK (Sound Environment); Elliot Hicks, UK (Complete Home Control); Kris Hogg, UK (Konnectiv); Laura Lazzerini, Italy (Studio LGL); Hamish Neale, UK (Control 4); Michael Sherman, France (Henri Int©grateur Domotique); and Krystian Zajac, UK (It's Done! Technology).

The results of the elections were announced during CEDIA's AGM held at the Inmarsat Centre, London on Tuesday 23rdOctober 2012. For further information, please contact the CEDIA office on +44 (0) 1480 213744 or email info@cedia.co.uk.

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