Smith, the founder and president of Custom Electronics in Falmouth, Maine, recently chatted with Editor Nancy Klosek.
Many CEDIA installers have hobbyist backgrounds that drew them into their current businesses. Your background includes a stint as a management consultant with a Fortune 500 company. Does that give you a somewhat unique perspective with which to approach the tasks before you as CEDIA’s new president? Are you a hobbyist as well?
I worked for Digital Equipment Corp. as a management consultant, and had the chance to interview many in the company and discover what went on, what issues abounded. I also provided training intervention for the various groups within the company. This all gave me a unique perspective from the business world that I feel I can use in this organization.