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CEDIA announces Executive Committee and Director Approvals

Appointed directors are selected from among all member types

CEDIA has announced that the 2020 Executive Committee has received approval from the CEDIA Board of Directors. In a separate vote, the board approved three appointed directors.

The members of the 2020 CEDIA Executive Committee are:

Rob Sutherland, Chairman
Inspired Dwellings Ltd.
London, United Kingdom

David Weinstein, Chairman-Elect
Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.
Coopersburg, Pennsylvania, USA

Melanie Malcolm, Secretary
Bespoke Cinemas
Leeds, UK

John Buchanan, Treasurer
Meridian Audio
Huntingdon, UK

David Humphries, Immediate Past Chairman
Atlantic Integrated
Rockleigh, New Jersey, United States
Ex-officio, non-voting member

In addition, CEDIA’s board of directors has approved the appointment of three directors. Appointed directors are selected from among all member types (manufacturers, service providers, home technology professionals, etc.). The three appointed directors joining the CEDIA board are:

John Buchanan
Buchanan (pictured above) was named chief executive of UK-based Meridian Audio Ltd. in 2014. His previous experience includes seven years of managing the company’s commercial teams in the UK and U.S. and the global, field-based sales staff serving its international distributor network. Buchanan served on the board as a director in 2018-2019 and has also been named treasurer for 2020.

Alex Capecelatro
Capecelatro is founder and chief executive officer of Denver-based Josh.ai. A former research scientist for NASA, he previously worked for Fisker Automotive, an electric car manufacturer, and is the founder of two social software products “At the Pool” and “Yeti.”

David Weinstein
Weinstein serves as vice president of residential sales for Pennsylvania-based Lutron Electronics Co. Inc., leading sales across multiple consumer-facing channels. Prior to Lutron, he worked for Yusen Associates in Connecticut, rising through the ranks to become president. Weinstein has been on the board since 2017 and served as secretary in 2018 and treasurer in 2019. He was appointed chairman-elect for 2020.

“As CEDIA enters our fourth decade, the call to serve our global membership and the industry is louder than ever,” said Sutherland. “The opportunities to provide the growing workforce and established professionals within the channel the right support to succeed are endless, and the CEDIA Board of Directors is well positioned to help create the ideal environment for integrators everywhere to succeed.”

Rounding out the board are the following directors:

Peter Aylett
Archimedia
West Sussex, UK

Jamie Briesemeister
Integration Controls
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Michael Cogbill
ETC
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA

Albert Mizrahi
SmartLab
Mexico City, Mexico

Bill Skaer
Bill Skaer and Associates LLC
Mesquite, Texas, USA

Joe Whitaker
The Thoughtful Home
Clayton, Missouri, USA

Amanda Wildman
TruMedia
Ada, Michigan, USA

Tabatha O’Connor, global president and chief executive officer of CEDIA, is an ex-officio, voting member of the CEDIA board.

Briesemeister, Malcolm, Skaer, and Wildman were all elected to the board in October.

Biographical information and photos of each board member are available to the media upon request. Contact press@cedia.org for more information.

Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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