CEDIA has announced the official appointment of Eric Bodley to its board of directors. Eric joins previously announced elected members, Stephan Goodhue, Jennifer Mallett and James Ratcliffe in the new class of CEDIA’s Board. Additionally, Amanda Wildman joins CEDIA’s executive committee as secretary.

“When we set out to fill the open positions on our board, our intention was to create a well-rounded body to fully capture the diverse, global community that is CEDIA. The addition of James, Jennifer, Eric and Stephan achieves that objective,” says David Weinstein, Chairperson of the Board. “Their professional experience and character will help the board provide strategic guidance to the Global President and CEO, and I couldn’t be more grateful that they’ve chosen to share their expertise with CEDIA. I also want to thank Vice Chairperson, Jamie Briesemeister and the governance committee for their exceptional work researching and recommending these candidates.”

James Ratcliffe is the Managing Director of Homeplay, based in Sunbury-on-Thames in the UK. James began his career in home technology and developed a passion for music, sound and electronics when he joined a hi-fi store at the age of 14. He established his design-centric integration firm, Homeplay in 2006, which earned winning accolades in the CEDIA Awards. The company has achieved an ISO:9001 accreditation for organisations that demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Jennifer Mallett is the founder and President of Level Up Automation in Northborough, Massachusetts. Jennifer has been in the home technology industry for 22 years, with 15 years of experience on the manufacturer side and seven years of experience as the owner of Level Up Automation. She founded Level Up Automation in 2016 with a vision to create outstanding home automation experiences using hands-on showroom demonstrations, alongside design and education excellence. Today, the company creates smart homes and intelligent buildings in Massachusetts, Arizona, Florida, Ohio, Maryland and Connecticut. 

Stephan Goodhue is a Director of Auckland, New Zealand-based integration firm, Liquid Automation. Stephan has been involved in the home automation, IT and AV industries for over 30 years. He began as an electronics engineer, working in the marine industry for over a decade before establishing Liquid Automation. Accustomed to the high level of ‘marine standard’ installation work, Stephan’s vision was to provide the same quality to residential and commercial projects.

Eric Bodley has more than 40 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry and has consulted for dozens of retail and custom installation companies on sales, management and operational issues. In 2015, Eric founded Future Ready Solutions, a national supply source for fibre optic, signal distribution and connectivity products for the residential and commercial installation markets. He previously served as president of the CEDIA Board of Directors, was named a CEDIA Fellow in 2009 and was awarded CEDIA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017.

“As we continue to reinforce and enhance CEDIA’s value to the community, I look forward to working with these accomplished new directors,” says Daryl Friedman, CEDIA’s Global President and CEO. “They provide a combination of fresh thinking and institutional knowledge that will help CEDIA achieve its ambitious strategic plan.”

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