THX Ltd. CEO Appointed To CTA’s Distinguished Board Of Industry Leaders

Ty Ahmad-Taylor to Serve Three-Year Term in Advisory Role

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — THX Ltd. and the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ today announced the election of Ty Ahmad-Taylor, THX CEO and longtime industry veteran, to the CTA Board of Industry Leaders (BIL) during Innovate! and Celebrate in San Jose – a combined event hosted by CTA and Tech.Co. The BIL is an advisory body composed of a diverse group of industry leaders that serves CTA and its Executive Board, helping to set public policy positions and priorities for association activities. Ahmad-Taylor’s three-year term will begin on January 1, 2017.

Ahmad-Taylor is a veteran of the technology world and a trailblazer in his own right. He joined THX in 2015 to oversee the growth and development of the organization and to expand the company’s reach into new businesses. He was instrumental in the launch of THX Live!, a new live-entertainment certification program that debuted earlier this year with Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour. His career has been dedicated to creating deeply engaging experiences for viewers across various media platforms. Prior to joining THX, Ahmad-Taylor served as the Vice President of Smart TV Services at Samsung, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Product Development at MTV Networks’ Music & Logo Group and was the Senior Director of Interactive Products and UI at Comcast.

“I am thrilled to join CTA’s Board of Industry Leaders in this exciting advisory capacity,” said Ty Ahmad-Taylor, CEO of THX Ltd. “I am passionate about consumer electronics and I look forward to utilizing my experiences to help guide and shape the association’s efforts over the next three years.”

“Congratulations to these outstanding trailblazers and pioneers of our industry,” said Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of Consumer Technology Association. “We are humbled to have such a distinguished and visionary group of volunteers help lead our association and our industry as we continue to fight for and promote innovation that helps make our world a better place.”

Other members elected to the BIL include Jim Braun (President and CEO, Dual Electronics Corporation), Henry Chiarelli (Executive VP, Industry Relations, Gibson Brands), Ron Freeman (Chairman, AAMP Global), Deena Ghazarian (Senior Partner, TargetPath), John Ivey (President and CEO, MiTek Corp. and AtlasIED), Henry Juszkiewicz (CEO, Gibson Brands), Dave Keller (VP Sales – North America, Vantage Controls (Legrand)), Omar Khan (President, The Cellular Connection), Noel Lee (Head Monster, Monster Inc.), Sally Lange (Vice President – National Retail, Sprint), Mike Mansuetti (President, Robert Bosch LLC), Steve McIrvin (CEO, Autel Robotics USA, LLC), Jay McLellan (Vice President, Energy Management, Controls and Automation, Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc.), Sean Stapleton (President and CEO, Warrantech), Sally Washlow (President, Cedar Electronics), Doug Webster (Vice President, Global Marketing and Corporate Communications, Cisco Systems) and Tim Yerdon (Director of Innovation, Visteon Corporation).

About THX Ltd.:
Founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in 1983, THX Ltd. and its partners provide premium entertainment experiences in the cinema, in the home and on the go. Over the past thirty years, THX has expanded its certification categories past studios and cinemas to consumer electronics, content, automotive systems and THX Live!, a live-entertainment certification program that premiered at Beyoncé’s 2016 Formation World Tour. Today, THX continues to redefine entertainment, providing assurance of superior quality and high performance experiences that guarantee an artist’s vision is truthfully delivered to audiences worldwide.

For more information on THX please visit www.thx.com.

About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.

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