CEA Announces 2015 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders

ARLINGTON, Va.--()--The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the nation’s preeminent trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics and technology companies, today announced the election of its 2015 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders (BIL). These distinguished groups of top industry executives meet throughout the year to discuss important issues facing the industry, share visions and propose solutions.

“CEA is proud to have such a highly experienced group of top executives from companies across the entire consumer technology spectrum serving in our leadership,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “As our industry continues to develop exciting new technologies and services which disrupt traditional businesses, these leaders’ guidance will provide valuable input as we continue our mission to grow the CE industry and promote innovation.”

The 15 new members of CEA’s BIL and the Executive Board were confirmed by a vote of CEA members at the CEA Innovate! event held this afternoon in Phoenix, Arizona. Daniel Pidgeon, chairman, Starpower; and David Hagan, president and CEO, Boingo Wireless; will serve on the Executive Board as chair and vice chair, respectively. Jay McLellan, president, Leviton Security and Automation, remains on the Executive Board as past chair.

Newly elected CEA Executive Board members include: Eliott Peck, SVP and general manager, sales, imaging technologies & communications group, Canon; John Penney, COO, Starz; Michael Fasulo, president and COO, Sony Electronics, Inc.; Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO, Gibson; Mike Mohan, COO, Best Buy; and Sally Washlow, president, Cobra.

Previously elected CEA Executive Board members who will continue to serve include Randy Fry, president, Fry’s Electronics; Ron Freeman, CEO, AAMP of America; and Steve Tiffen, president and CEO, The Tiffen Company.

CEA’s Gary Shapiro continues to serve on the association’s Executive Board along with Glenda MacMullin, CEA COO and CFO, serving as treasurer; Karen Chupka, CEA senior vice president, events and conferences, serving as secretary; and Jacqueline Black, executive assistant, office of the president, serving as assistant secretary. Pat Lavelle, president and CEO, VOXX International, will also continue in his position as Industry Executive Advisor.

“I am so pleased to have such a strong and cohesive team serving on our Executive Board,” said Shapiro. “Together, this group serves the critical role of shaping the strategic direction for our association and our industry while providing oversight to ensure we are responsible stewards of the investments made in our association by our members.”

CEA also announced the election of its 2015 BIL. The BIL serves CEA and its Executive Board in an advisory role, helping to set public policy positions and priorities for association activities. New members of CEA’s BIL include:

  • Thomas Bamrick, vice president, general manager, Ingram Micro Consumer Electronics
  • Julie Bauer, president, Panasonic Consumer North America & Global Panasonic Digital
  • Jim Bazet, chairman and CEO, Cobra Electronics
  • Jim Buzckowski, Henry Ford technical fellow and director, electrical and electronics systems research and advanced engineering, Ford
  • Sally Daub, president and CEO, ViXS
  • Andy Fathollahi, founder and CEO, Incipio
  • Bob Fields, president, EXOS Systems Inc.
  • Joellyn Gray, director, marketing and imaging division, Fujifilm North America Corp.
  • Russ Johnson, executive vice president, marketing, product planning and corporate communications, Pioneer Americas, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
  • Mara Lewis, CEO and co-founder, Stopped.at
  • Jeff Bradley, SVP Devices, AT&T
  • Derek Pace, owner, Certified Sounds
  • Joseph Stinziano, executive vice president, consumer business division, Samsung Electronics America Inc.
  • Robert Struble, president and CEO, iBiquity Digital Corp.
  • Gary Yacoubian, president and managing partner, Specialty Technologies/SVS

CEA members who are continuing their service on the BIL in 2015 are as follows:

  • Jim Braun, president and CEO, Dual Electronics Corp.
  • Lee Cheng, chief legal officer, senior vice president of corporate development, head of the office of the chairman and corporate secretary, Newegg Inc.
  • Eric Davidson, president, American Automation and Communications
  • Peter Fannon, vice president, corporate & government affairs, Panasonic
  • Jim Hamilton, CEO, Identity Ventures LLC
  • Benjamin Hartman, vice president, consumer electronics, Amazon.com
  • Noel Lee, head Monster, Monster Cable Productions
  • Mike Mohan, chief merchandising officer, Best Buy
  • Denise Morales, vice president, Beats Electronics
  • Dan Novak, vice president, global marketing, Qualcomm
  • Daniel Pidgeon, chairman, Starpower
  • Eric Reed, vice president, entertainment and tech policy, Verizon Communications
  • David Rodarte, CEO, ChangingVelocity
  • Sally Washlow, president, Cobra Electronics Corp.
  • Doug Webster, vice president, global marketing and corporate communications, Cisco Systems
  • Eric Bodley, president and CEO, Bodley and Associates
  • Joe Clayton, president and CEO, Dish Network
  • Kristin Cook, managing director, BDS Marketing
  • Mike Fasulo, president and COO, Sony Electronics
  • David Hanchette, vice president, business development, Legrand
  • Joseph Magnacca, CEO, RadioShack Corp.
  • Enrique Muyshondt, president, DesktopFab Inc.
  • Mike O’Neal, president, Linear LLC
  • Luis Pineda, senior vice president, Qualcomm Inc.
  • Jack Sheng, co-founder and CEO, eForCity Corp.
  • Eric Smith, CTO, Control4
  • Skip West, president, MAXSA Innovations
  • John Bosch, president and CEO, NXE
  • Gregg Chason, vice president, Government and Industry Affairs, P&F USA
  • Dan Fulmer, CEO, FulTech Solutions
  • Rick Goricki, vice president of Sales - mobile, Plantronics
  • Carl Mathews, senior director of mobile merchandising, Crutchfield Corp.
  • Eliott Peck, SVP & general manager, Sales, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon USA Inc.
  • John Penney, chief strategy officer, Starz
  • Michael Pope, president, Audio Video Interiors
  • Larry Richenstein, founder, Unwired Technology
  • Woody Scal, chief revenue officer, Fitbit
  • Walt Zerbe, product manager, Audio & Connected Home, Legrand

About CEA:

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media: http://www.ce.org/social.


  • CEA Innovate!
    Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2014, Phoenix, AZ
  • CES Unveiled Paris
    October 22, 2014, Paris, France
  • CEO Summit
    October 22-25, 2014, Paris, France
  • CE Hall of Fame Dinner
    November 10, 2014, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled New York
    November 11, 2014, New York, NY
  • CES Unveiled Las Vegas
    January 4, 2015, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2015 International CES
    January 6-9, 2015, Las Vegas, NV
  • CEA Winter Break
    March 5-8, 2015, Snowmass Village, CO
  • 2015 International CES Asia
    May 25-27, 2015, Shanghai, China
  • CE Week
    June 22-26, 2015, New York, NY
    • CE Week Exhibits
      June 24-25, 2015, New York, NY


Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Laura Hubbard, 703-907-4326
Danielle Cassagnol, 703-907-5253

Release Summary

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) today announced the election of its 2015 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders (BIL).


Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Laura Hubbard, 703-907-4326
Danielle Cassagnol, 703-907-5253