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Home Audio Division

Consumer interest in home audio is more acute than ever. Demand for great sound is being driven by the increasing affordability and performance of audio products. Changes in technology and product design are ushering in dramatic new ways for people to enjoy music and are piquing the collective consumer interest.

Through a variety of committees and working groups, the Home Audio Division and its volunteers foster this growing curiosity with initiatives around promotions, research, technology and standards, education and training, and emerging technologies. CEA members can find the most up-to-date information on the Audio Division on our members only website.
Key Initiatives:

Raise consumer awareness of the virtues of a quality audio experience 

Forge mutually beneficial alliances with other industry groups

Encourage all channel partners to sell audio as a value-added solution

Remove mystery of audio products for consumers

Collaborate with the content community to promote the pure audio experience

Encourage standard-setting activities for measuring and reporting performance of audio products 

Home Audio Division Board


  • Mr. Walt Zerbe, Legrand

Vice Chair

  • Mr. Robert Heiblim, BlueSalve Consulting and Interim Management

Ex Officio

  • Mr. Peter Brady, iBiquity Digital Corp.


  • Mr. Josh Bonnain, Grooveshark
  • Mr. Gary Brotman, Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Mike Budd, Triad Speakers Inc.
  • Mr. Henry Chiarelli, Gibson Guitar Corporation
  • Mr. Tom Cumberland, Audio Authority Corp.
  • Mr. Craig Eggers, Dolby Laboratories Inc.
  • Mr. Buzz Goddard, Goddardgroup
  • Mr. Jeffrey Hipps, Amplifier Technologies, Inc. (ATI)
  • Ms. Jeannette Howe, Specialty Electronics Nationwide
  • Mr. Ray Kimber, Kimber Kable
  • Mr. Kevin Lee, Monster Inc.
  • Mr. Frank Parrotto, Matrix Advisors, LLC
  • Mr. Jim Starzynski, NBC Universal
  • Ms. Coleen Sterns Leith, Marketing Matters
  • Mr. Richard Stoerger, Audio Design Associates
  • Mr. Tom Sumner, Yamaha Electronics Corporation
  • Mr. Peter Tribeman, Atlantic Technology International Corp.
  • Dr. Mark Waldrep, AIX Records
  • Ms. Allison White, Pandora Media, Inc.
  • Mr. Gary Yacoubian, Specialty Technologies/SVS

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Alicia McGrail
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