NEW YORK, NY (June 1, 2017) RAYVA has signed former CEDIA President and industry veteran Vin Bruno to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Bruno, with a career spanning three decades, joins RAYVA to help promote the concept of pre-engineered, turnkey home theater packages for the CEDIA community, the luxury builders’ market, and their customers.
Bruno was, formerly, the Global President/CEO of CEDIA, the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association, where he led the organization to achieve its goal of global alignment and emphasized CEDIA’s commitment to meeting its members’ needs. Before that, Bruno was Director of Marketing for Crestron Electronics, where he initiated valuable partnerships and managed international teams of marketing and creative professionals.
While many in the industry already know of Bruno’s talents and abilities, few know of his crucial role as a trusted advisor to the RAYVA executive team even before RAYVA’s launch. “Vin has been both a friend and a thoughtful advisor to me since the inception of the RAYVA brand,” says RAYVA Executive Director Theo Kalomirakis. “In early 2016, I shared with Vin my vision of a simplified process for the highly complex designs of high-performance home theaters. With Vin’s encouragement, we launched the RAYVA brand in January 2017 and with his support, have been able to significantly increase RAYVA’s reach and trajectory. Vin has been instrumental in helping RAYVA excite consumers, integrators, and the builders’ community, alike, and will, ultimately, help expand the home theater marketplace for all.”
In his role on the Board of Directors, Bruno will further the RAYVA mission and help the team promote the concept of dedicated home theaters designed to deliver exceptional experiences to consumers. “I’m proud and excited to join RAYVA’s Board of Directors,” says Bruno. “I will do everything possible to help grow this important business. RAYVA helps our industry to prosper as manufacturers of projectors, screens, theater seats, audio equipment, and controls provide these home theater components, and our community of technology integrators build them for clients, allowing homeowners and their families to enjoy movies the way the directors intended.”
Home technology professionals and the design/build communities alike see the benefits of RAYVA’s offering and are adopting its model at a rapid pace. Since early January, the company has garnered significant media coverage, signed nearly two dozen dealers and builders to promote and sell the RAYVA concept and brand, while simultaneously adding new designs and talent to the team to support the company’s growth.