CEA Elects Stepancich to 2012 Executive Board

Arlington, Virginia – 10/26/11

Consumer Electronics Association Announces 2012 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the election of its 2012 Executive Board and Board of Industry Leaders. CEA is the nation’s preeminent trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics and technology companies.

“From manufacturer to retailer and device to content, CEA is proud to represent all facets of the technology industry,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “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.”

The members of CEA’s Executive Board were confirmed by a vote of CEA’s members at the CEA Industry Forum in San Diego this week. Newly elected CEA Executive Board members include: Jim Bazet, chairman and CEO, Cobra Electronics; Robert Fields, vice president, sales and marketing, Aridian Technologies; Phil Molyneux, president and COO, Sony Electronics Inc.; George Stepancich, CEO, Invisionate; and Mike Vitelli, president, Americas and executive vice president, enterprise, Best Buy.

Randy Fry, president, Fry’s Electronics, and Jay McLellan, president and CEO, Home Automation Inc. (HAI), will continue to serve as CEA’s Executive Board chair and vice chair respectively. Gary Yacoubian, president, CEO and managing partner, Specialty Technologies, LLC, will remain on the Executive Board as a past chair.

Previously elected CEA Executive Board members, who will continue their service, include the following: Denise Gibson; Patrick Lavelle, president and CEO, Audiovox Corp.; Daniel Pidgeon, chairman, Starpower; and Steve Tiffen, President and CEO, The Tiffen Co. CEA’s Shapiro will serve on the Executive Board, with Glenda MacMullin, CFO, CEA, serving as treasurer, and Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA, as secretary.