The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), Indianapolis, announced its 2015 volunteer board of directors. The board welcomed three new directors: Omar Hikal, Kris Hogg, and George Walter.

“CEDIA’s board of directors continues to be filled with distinguished members of the industry and we are excited to welcome these three new additions,” said Don Gilpin, CEDIA executive director and COO.

Hikal became the CEO of Archimedia in 2010. Before joining Archimedia, Hikal held various positions in information technology, sales, marketing and general management. He has a business degree from Boston University’s School of Management and, subsequently, attended executive management programs at INSEAD and the Senior Executive Program at Harvard Business School. In addition, he is a CEDIA-certified system design professional and sits on the CEDIA EMEA board of directors.

Hogg is the founding director of United Kingdom-based integration firm, Konnectiv Technology Ltd., which he formed in 2010. Hogg was elected to the CEDIA EMEA board of directors in 2012 and currently serves as the chairman of the EMEA board.

Walter is currently the director of home entertainment for Christie Digital, where he was responsible for launching the Christie Digital residential business unit. Prior to joining Christie Digital, Walter spent 14 years with Digital Projection Inc., where he launched the residential channel for Digital Projection’s projector line and eventually became vice president of home theater for Digital Projection Inc. Walter has been a CEDIA member for 15 years.

The directors’ term began on January 1, 2015.

The 2015 CEDIA board of directors is: Federico Bausone, Robert Brown, Dennis Erskine, Hagai Feiner, Omar Hikal, Kris Hogg, Dave Humphries, Richard Millson, Terence Murray, Larry Pexton, Michael Pope, George Walter, and Joe Whitaker.

 The executive committee will be announced in early 2015.