Wailuku, Hawaii, October 6, 2014 – Certified Sounds President and Founder, Derek Pace, has been elected to the Board of Industry Leaders for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®). At CEA’s recent INNOVATE!℠ conference in Phoenix, Arizona, the general membership meeting voted unanimously to bring Pace and other industry visionaries to the CEA Board of Industry Leaders group.
The elevation to the CEA Board of Industry Leaders is another step in Pace’s efforts to represent the independent 12 volt retailer. Since 2011, Derek has been an active member on CEA’s Automotive Electronics Division (AED) Board and regularly travels to numerous 12 volt industry trade shows and events representing the the interest of independent 12 volt retailers. Pace’s participation in CEA’s visits to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for Lobby Day are instrumental in looking out for the independent retailer point-of-view.
Often asked if the time, expense and travel to be a CEA Board Member is all worth it, Pace enthusiastically responds “yes, most definitely because CEA involvement has helped shape my vision for our place in the industry’s future and also by building valued business relationships.” Pace plans to continue identifying growth opportunities for the 12 volt independent specialist retailer through his participation on CEA’s AED Board and Board of Industry Leaders.
Derek Pace founded Certified Sounds in 2000. The company is a vibrant independent specialist retailer offering Hawaiian residents on the Island of Maui high-quality aftermarket car electronics including mobile audio, video, security, convenience and safety products. Derek is an MECP Master Certified Installation Technician as well as an ASE A-6 Electrical Technician and has numerous ME-Mag Top 12 retailer and installer nominations.
About The Consumer Electronics Association
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services, including the Mobile Electronics Certified Professionals (MECP) certification program. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.