Dish, Best Buy Executives Named to CEA’s Board of Industry Leaders6 Jun, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Dish Network CEO Joseph Clayton and Mike Mohan, president, home of Best Buy Co., have been named to the Consumer Electronics Association’s Board of Industry Leaders, according to Jay McLellan, chairman of the board and president of Leviton Security & Automation.
The board is comprised of 45 consumer technology industry leaders and serves CEA and its executive board in an advisory role, helping to set priorities for association activities and industry public policy positions.
“Both lead top companies, both have excellent reputations and both have agreed to step up and help serve the industry,” McLellan said in a statement.
Clayton, a former chairman of CEA, is a 40-year veteran of the CE, telecommunications and satellite communications industries. Prior to joining Dish in 2011, Clayton served as CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio. He was inducted into the CE Hall of Fame in 2008.
“Honored as a 2013 Digital Patriot by CEA, Joe is a passionate champion of technology. He has constantly challenged the status quo and led the development of new business models, services and products by embracing innovation and the consumer,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA. “As a past CEA chairman, we are pleased he will once again serve in a leadership position for our organization.”
Mohan oversees a broad range of technology products and services and is accountable for the direction of Best Buy’s home business group in the United States. Before joining Best Buy, Mohan served as VP and general merchandise manager for Good Guys, the shuttered audio-video specialty retailer.
“Mike’s vast experience and exemplary leadership will be a crucial asset to the board,” Shapiro said. “His proven successes will provide key guidance and direction helping to advance the CE industry.”