As CEDIA began its fourth decade, we were little aware that 2020 would become such a year of struggle. But there’s a silver lining: The renewed sense of pride we have for our staff and our members. Despite a year when lives, businesses, and economies have been shockingly upended, the notion of what we now call “CEDIASTRONG” has never been more evident.

We feel that philosophy is reflected by the diverse, global group that guides the association. And please know that no matter what happens next, we’re here for you, and ready to listen.

It is our members, after all, that make the association so incredibly special. Their depth of talent and knowledge are qualities that define this year’s CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Michael Heiss of M. Heiss Consulting. Those qualities are further demonstrated by our award-winning volunteers Stuart Robertson, Janeen Gaskins, and Peter Trauth; and by the 2020 CEDIA Fellow, Dennis Erskine.

The dedication to their crafts, and their willingness to help others in the industry, are indicative of the kind of attitude that’s become pervasive among CEDIA’s members. Every day, they prove with their words and deeds that we’re all in this together.

Thanks to all of you for being part of this wonderful association.


Rob Sutherland, Chairman

Inspired Dwellings, Ltd

London, United Kingdom

David Weinstein, Vice Chair


Coopersburg, PA

Melanie Malcolm


Leeds, United Kingdom

John Buchanan


Huntingdon, United Kingdom

David Humphries, Past Chairman

Atlantic Integrated

Rockleigh, NJ

Peter Aylett


West Sussex, United Kingdom

Michael Cogbill


West Palm Beach, FL

Albert Mizrahi

Smartlab and Dealershop

Mexico City, Mexico

Joe Whitaker

The Thoughtful Home

Clayton, MO

Alex Capacelatro

Denver, CO

Amanda Wildman


Ada, MI

Bill Skaer

Bill Skaer and Associates LLC

Mesquite, TX

Jamie Briesmeister

Integration Controls

St. Louis, MO