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CEDIA Elects New President, Executive Committee and Board of Directors

DENVER (September 9, 2007) — The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) has elected a new president, executive committee and board of directors. The organization released information about its newly elected leadership on the last day of its CEDIA EXPO 2007 trade show held in Denver.

Utz Baldwin, who most recently served as vice president of the CEDIA executive committee, has been elected to his first term as president.

The 2007-2008 CEDIA Executive Committee includes:

Utz Baldwin, President — AD Systems, Houston, Texas
Ken Erdmann, Vice President — Erdmann Group, Springville, Utah
Randy Stearns, Secretary — Engineered Environments, Oakland, Calif.
Randy Vaughan, Treasurer — AE Systems Home Automation & Entertainment, Portsmouth, Va.
Ken Smith, Past President — Custom Electronics, Inc., Falmouth, Maine

The 2007-2008 CEDIA Board of Directors includes:

Jeremy Burkhardt — SpeakerCraft, Riverside, Calif.
Buzz Delano — Delano Associates, San Clemente, Calif.
Scott Fuelling — Phoenix Communications Corporation, Bartlett, Tenn.
Rich Green — Rich Green Ink, Palo Alto, Calif.
Eric Lee — Integrated Control Experts, Chicago, IL
Randy Wilson — Wilson Home Theater Systems, Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Gordon Van Zuiden — CyberManor, Los Gatos, Calif.
Jeff Zemanek — Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa.

“CEDIA has great responsibilities to continue to advance the residential electronic systems industry, protect the rights of our Members, and deliver the highest quality educational programs,” said CEDIA Executive Director Don Gilpin. “The professionals leading our executive committee and board of directors have the skills and experience to deliver on the promise that CEDIA is the most valuable resource for residential electronic systems contractors.

“Utz Baldwin championed CEDIA’s outreach efforts as vice president of the board and truly elevated our visibility and recognition throughout the most influential architecture, interior design, and builder organizations,” Gilpin said. “CEDIA Members can expect to reap additional benefits with Utz as president.”

CEDIA is an international trade association of companies that specialize in designing and installing electronic systems for the home. The association was founded in September 1989 and has more than 3,500 member companies worldwide. CEDIA Members are established and insured businesses with bona fide qualifications and experience in this specialized field. CEDIA Members include residential electronic systems contractors who have emerged as the “fourth contractor” in the building and remodeling industries alongside electrical, plumbing, and HVAC professionals. For more information on CEDIA, visit the association’s Web site at

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