HAI by Leviton, Melville, N.Y., announced that president Jay McLellan was named chairman of the executive board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). In his newly appointed role, McLellan will oversee the strategic direction of the CEA, a trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics and technology companies.
“As a member of CEA for more than 20 years, I have witnessed the industry’s rapid advancement, and feel honored to be named chairman of the executive board,” expressed Jay McLellan. “CEA represents $206 billion of economic activity in the United States, and works to promote innovation and a healthy economy to bring new technology, entertainment, jobs and prosperity to consumers across the nation.”
McLellan has been an active member of the CEA’s TechHome division board since its founding in 1989, taking on numerous leadership roles within the organization, including most recently serving as the vice chair of the Executive Board in 2011.
McLellan cofounded Home Automation Inc. (HAI) in 1985, and served as the company’s CEO and president until August 2012, when HAI was acquired by Leviton. In his current role with HAI by Leviton, McLellan oversees all facets of the business unit’s development, production and sale of residential and commercial controllers, sensors, lighting control devices, thermostats, touchscreens, audio and Internet controlled devices.