CT Lab Global Media Announces Newly-Formed Advisory Board

PHILADELPHIA, February 12, 2018 – CT Lab Global Media, the company founded as a joint venture between IFA and NAPCO Media, announced the formation of a new Advisory Board intended to help the group shape its strategy around both editorial content and events.

The Advisory Board launches with 24 members who represent the entire consumer electronics and custom integration supply chain. Members hail from every sector of the industry, including retail, distribution, buying group, manufacturing, and integration channels among others. As CT Lab Global Media Advisory Board members, each individual will have the opportunity to be a part of an engaging community whose sole purpose is to provide insightful information on a wide variety of topics to the company.

Here are the inaugural members of the CT Lab Global Media Advisory Board:

-Angus Bryan, BrandsMart
-Tom Campbell, Video & Audio Center
-Ted Cardenas, Pioneer
-Bob Cole, World Wide Stereo
-Sandy Conrad, HSN
-Rob Eby, D&H
-Michael Eisner, hhgregg
-Jimmy Garson, Datavision
-Deena Ghazarian, TargetPath
-Richard Glikes, Azione Unlimited
-Eden Goldberg, InMotion
-Alexandra Harding, Ingram Micro
-Brett Hunt, Westinghouse
-Franklin Karp, Audio Video Systems
-Keith Noval, Samsung
-Andy Orozco, BrandSource/ProSource
-Daniel Pidgeon, Starpower
-Jon Robbins, HTSA
-Debbie Schaeffer, Mrs. G’s TV & Appliances
-Rick Souder, Crutchfield
-Fred Towns, SYNNEX/New Age Electronics
-Nicole von der Ropp, IFA
-Peter Weedfald, Sharp Appliances
-Frank White, StayTunedIn

“This who’s who cast of brilliant minds from throughout the consumer technology space will provide more value to CT Lab than we can even begin to imagine,” said Rob Stott, Editorial Director of CT Lab Global Media. “To be able to turn to these individuals on a regular basis and tap into their expertise is going to be an absolute game changer for us as we look to continually improve the value of our content and events for our audience.”

Chosen for their status as notable thought leaders in the consumer tech community, advisory board members will weigh in on CT Lab Global Media’s content and event strategies. On the content side, Advisory Board members will help the company shape the editorial direction of longstanding and reputable brands like Dealerscope and Technology Integrator as well as the recently-launched Connected Design brand. On the events side, Advisory Board members will offer their input during the planning processes for CT Lab Global Media-run events like CE Week.


About CT Lab Global Media:
CT Lab Global Media is the result of a new partnership between IFA, the world’s largest consumer electronics show, and NAPCO Media, a U.S. business-to-business media company, that offers consumer electronics and home appliances brands an unrivaled platform to connect with retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and buying groups. CT Lab Global Media hosts the industry’s most prestigious events, produces the market’s most creative digital experiences, and publishes the consumer technology industry’s premier magazines and newsletters.