Vitelli, Molyneux Join CEA Board
The Consumer Electronics Association elected its 2012 Executive Board this week at its Industry Forum in San Diego, which includes five new members: Best Buy Americas President Mike Vitelli, Sony Electronics president Phil Molyneux, Cobra Electronics CEO Jim Bazet, Aridian Technologies vice president Robert Fields and Invisionate CEO George Stepancich.
Randy Fry of Fry's Electronics remains chairman and Jay McLellan of Home Automation, Inc. is still vice chairman, with Gary Yacoubian of Specialty Technologies, remaining on the board as past chair.
“From manufacturer to retailer and device to content, CEA is proud to represent all facets of the technology industry,” Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA, said as part of the announcement. “With top executives from the country’s most successful technology businesses whose continued innovation is vital to our nation’s economic recovery and growth, CEA’s Executive Board represents a cross-section of the technology sector and puts us in a strong position to meet the challenges and shape the strategic direction for our association and our industry.”