Following the announcement earlier this year that executive director Don Gilpin would be stepping down, Vincent Bruno will join CEDIA as its CEO next month.
For the last seven years, Vincent has served as marketing director for Crestron Electronics, guiding the company’s global marketing strategy and leading a large team of professionals worldwide.
Vincent also currently sits on CEA’s TechHome Division Board.
Prior to his tenure at Crestron, Vincent served as vice president for VCOM International Multimedia Corporation, a distributor of professional AV and digital equipment.
During his five years at VCOM, he drove double-digit sales growth through both organic sales and acquisition.
Vincent also spent 11 years with Tower Product Inc. as vice president and board director, where he pioneered product concepts and launched award-winning digital video technology for the broadcast, media and entertainment industries.
“In addition to his passion for the industry, Vin has excellent global business development and leadership experience,” says Tabatha O’Connor, CEDIA COO. “The board of directors believes that he will be successful in creating and guiding a strategic vision for the organisation and in positioning CEDIA members as trusted professionals with important stakeholders.”
“As the association that represents the industry, CEDIA holds important responsibilities; to be the connector, to provide vision, leadership, and education that elevates the entire residential custom installation market. I could not be happier to have the opportunity to lead the organisation, building on its solid foundation and positioning it for the future,” says Vincent.
“CEDIA EMEA is delighted to welcome Vin Bruno as the new CEDIA CEO,” adds Wendy Griffiths, CEDIA EMEA’s executive director. “We look forward to working closely with him as we continue to grow to the membership in our region, build our international education programmes and offer benefits and value to CEDIA members. His industry knowledge and experience will be a huge asset to CEDIA team internationally.”
Vincent serves on the Advisory Council for the Harvard Business Review and authored a chapter titled ‘Achieving Success Globally’ in the 2010 book: Inside the Minds Improving Market Performance.
He has a BS in Business Administration from Montclair State University and a Masters in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology.
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