Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA), which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016, has elected two new members to its Board of Directors, including the first woman ever to sit on the board.
The new directors, Andrea Reiner of Innerspace Electronics and Terence Murray of Audiovisions, will assume their new role on the HTSA Board beginning January 2017. They will replace outgoing directors Jim Richards, of Future Home Systems and Design, and Navot Shoresh, of Spire Integrated Systems.
In addition to her duties in managing the financial and administration departments of Innerspace Electronics, Reiner brings an extensive background in sales and marketing to the HTSA Board.
Prior to co-founding Innerspace Electronics with husband Barry in 1988, Reiner’s background included serving an eight-year stint in marketing with technology powerhouse IBM. Reiner also spearheaded Innerspace Electronics’ philanthropic activities through the Elf Foundation. Innerspace Electronics joined HTSA in 2008.
“I am very excited to bring my integration management experience, as well as my sales and marketing knowledge, to HTSA’s Board,” says Reiner. “This is an exciting time to be a part of HTSA as it has achieved several new milestones this year, such as the launching of new educational initiatives, the group’s expansion with several prominent new members, and with new management — new momentum. I look forward to helping drive the organization’s continued growth.”
Murray has a 25-year track record in the consumer electronics industry. Prior to assuming his role at Audiovisions as VP of strategic development & operations, Murray held positions with Best Buy, Escient Technologies and Phoenix Systems. Murray also served on the CEDIA Board of Directors in 2014-2015.
“I am honored to have been nominated and elected by the HTSA member owners. I look forward to sharing my experience in growing companies and in organizational management with my colleagues on the Board,” says Murray. “We are in a period of great opportunity in the ever-changing residential technology industry. I can assure all my fellow HTSA members that I feel the weight of the faith in which they have entrusted me by way of their vote.”
There are seven directors on the HTSA board. The members of HTSA vote on a slate of candidates for the board which is drawn from a pool of their peers, and who are each elected to serve a two-year term.
“HTSA continues to benefit from its best-in-class retail and integration membership yielding spectacularly qualified candidates for its Board of Directors,” says Jon Robbins, executive director of HTSA. “Each director brings a deep and unique experience, as well as a richly varied functional knowledge that helps ensure the continued success of the group. Andrea Reiner and Terrence Murray are just two more examples of the deep bench of power players helping guide HTSA to ever-greater levels of success.”
This is an exciting time for HTSA as Reiner is the first woman to ever sit on Board of Directors in its 20 year history.
“We congratulate Andrea Reiner on winning her seat on the Board, an historic moment for HTSA, and another in a long line of accomplishments for Andrea,” says Robbins. “The fact that in winning a seat on the board she also made history is not surprising to anyone who knows her.”