Young Turks of CE

Aaron Sholtis of HiDef Lifestyle Inc.

AJ Brunson of TheaterWorks of Colorado

Al Burdett of Niles Audio Corp.

Amanda Mancuso of Leviton

Amy Madden of Draper, Inc.

Ari Supran of Dana Innovations/Sonance

Bryan Gorog of BCG Concepts

Caleb Yaryan of Certified Cyber Solutions

Chris Bundy of Atlona Technologies

Craig Chambers of Cernium Corp.

Dan Fulmer of Fultech Solutions

David Abrams of Avical

Doug Cole of Universal Remote Control

Dustin LaFond of Impressive Home Theaters

Eric Harper of ELAN, Sunfire, Home Logic and Aton

Hagai Feiner of Access Networks

Ian Hendler of Leviton Manufacturing

Jason Sloan of Sonance

Jon Chapman of Exceptional Innovation

Jim Annes of AVAD

J. Lee Thompson of JVC

Joey Perfito of Tributaries

John Bartle of Wright's Sound Gallery

Larry Kaiser and Tom Weaver of SunBriteTV

Laynie Newsome of Vizio

Lee Odess of energy + light + control

Martyn Fanko of Buckeye Audio Video

Nate Lamar of Draper, Inc.

Pat McGaughn of Sonance

Paul Sandquist of Hifi House

Rajeev Mishra of Epson America

Rich Pierro of Premier Mounts

Shannon Talbert of Schneider Electric

Sondralee Orengia of Custom Audio

Steve Cashman of Exceptional Innovation

Vaishali Benner of D&M Holdings

CR sent out the call for bright, young professionals in the CE industry, and you delivered. Following is CR’s homage to the Young Turks of CE, stars from every corner of our field, who create, support and catapult your businesses to success.

Ari Supran

CEO, Dana Innovations/Sonance, iPort

At Sonance, Ari has been intricately involved in the rebranding, repositioning and general turnaround of the Sonance brand back to a leadership position in the CEDIA industry. He also was an integral member of the team who developed the strategic marketing and sales launch of the innovative Architectural Series and Visual Performance Series products—both of which received back-to-back “CEDIA Products of the Year” awards. Also responsible for the creation and launch of the Moderno brand exclusive to Best Buy. He has also been a guest lecturer at Columbia Business School CaseWorks Program, presenting his published case study about Sonance.

John Bartle

Vice President, Wright’s Sound Gallery, Inc.

John has grown up in a family audio-video business. He started on the delivery truck while in high school and joined the company full time after he graduated from college. John heads many initiatives, including buying responsibilities, managing of the 12-volt division of the company, hiring employees and performing many other duties. He has personally become the IP manager of the evolving computer marketing world. His services are invaluable.

Eric G. Harper

Director of Marketing, ELAN, Sunfire, Home Logic and Aton

Eric has been a member of the CE industry since 1997. After a successful stint in custom installation, Eric moved to Integra where he served as brand manager and spearheaded their groundbreaking initiatives in custom installation. In 2005, Eric was tapped by Sunfire to head up both product development and marketing. He has developed a compelling high-performance line of products along with the right programs and marketing to make Sunfire one of the premier brands in home theater and custom installation. In 2009, he was promoted to director of marketing for all of the ELAN brands. Eric possesses an exceptional blend of outstanding professional and people skills.

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