Rayva has signed former CEDIA president and CEO Vin Bruno to its board of directors, effective immediately. Rayva was founded last year by industry veterans George Walter, Theo Kalomirakis and David Rodarte in an effort to bring back the dedicated home theater in the form of pre-engineered, turnkey home theater packages.
Bruno recently resigned as president and CEO of CEDIA. He previously served as director of marketing for Crestron Electronics. In this time, Bruno was 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 Theo Kalomirakis, executive director, Rayva. “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 new role, Bruno will be tasked with furthering the Rayva mission and helping the team promote the concept of dedicated home theaters designed to deliver exceptional experiences to consumers.
Rayva is pitching turnkey systems, including architectural drawings; audio, video, lighting and control products; acoustical panels and seating; warranties; installation; and more.
The company offers four packages ranging from $69,000 to $500,000. In order to keep the theaters ready-to-install, Rayva keeps options to a minimum, mostly just offering color choices for floors, walls and seating.
“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.”