HTSA announces new Board of Directors for 2016
With a new year just a few calendar flips away, the Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) has announced the new additions to its Board of Directors for 2016. HTSA members Franklin Karp, Audio Video Systems; Dan Paulson, Paulson’s Audio & Video; Brian Hudkins, Gramophone; Brian Perreault, Barrett’s Technology Solutions were all elected to lead the buying group for 2016 alongside current president Leon Shaw of Audio Advice.
Karp and Hudkins are both returning to the board as veteran officers. Karp previously served as a Board Member when he was president of Harvey Electronics. He returns to the Board as COO of Audio Video Systems. Hudkins, founder and CEO of Gramophone, has been a mainstay on the HTSA board for a number of years and has served several terms as board president.
“Franklin and Brian have both played integral roles in HTSA’s growth over the past two decades with their dedication and wealth of industry knowledge,” said Jon Robbins, executive director, HTSA. “With their combined business and BoD experience, the group is in the best hands as we move into our 20th year and tackle new challenges.”
Two former Future Leader Awards recipients are also joining the board in 2016. Paulson (a 2014 Future Leader) and Perreault (2015) are both newcomers to the HTSA board.
“Dan and Brian were both named Future Leaders over the past two years because they represent where we want HTSA to go in the next twenty years,” said Robbins. “They understand the importance of change and how critical it is to continue to innovate as an integrator. They’re fresh additions to our Board and come with new perspectives into business strategies for the next decade.”
HTSA’s board is rounded out by Jim Richards, FutureHome, and Navot Shoresh, Spire Integrated Systems, who continue their terms.