NEW YORK- Speaking at the CES Press Preview in New York Tuesday, CEA President/CEO Gary Shapiro discussed the recent election as well as CEA's hopes for its priorities in the upcoming Congress.
The Republican Party surged to victory in the House of Representatives in Tuesday's midterm elections in the U.S., with the GOP capturing a majority in the House but failing to overturn the Democratic majority in the Senate. Politicians associated with the CE industry posted mixed results on election night.
Directed Electronics said Monday that it has named Jean-Marc Naud its new vice president of engineering. Naud will be based at a new Montreal office of the company, but will also spend some time at the company headquarters in Southern California.
Directed Electronics said Thursday that it has named David Richardson its new director of auto dealer sales
Before we get into the next item in my series of 10 turnaround ideas for the mobile electronics industry, you need to ask yourself if you are participating and/or attending the 24th Annual Spring Break Nationals, March 13-14.
Paul Papadeas, International Auto Sound Challenge Association (IASCA) President and Spring Break founder, told me that “more factories are on board this year. Orion and Directed Electronics were forces to be reckoned with in the early years. They’re both back in a big way, planning exhibit space and conducting dealer training seminars.”
I could not agree with Paul more when he added, “It’s long overdue that this industry readdresses its support for independent dealers as a responsibility of customer service, remembering that we independent dealers are, in fact, the manufacturer’s customers.”
More to the point, if you have been reading any of my columns the past three weeks, and at some point during your reading (at least when your lips were not moving), you found your head nodding up and down, you had to be asking yourself why you would not entertain attending this show.
Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Electronics Association, has received the annual American Horizon Award from the Media Institute, a Washington research foundation specializing in communications policy and the First Amendment. Shapiro is the first recipient who does not come directly from the media industry.
CompTIA announced Wednesday that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the former chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association and founder of Directed Electronics, will deliver the keynote address at its Breakaway 2009 conference in Las Vegas in August.