Daniel Pidgeon, Chairman of Dallas, Texas-based Starpower Home Entertainment Systems, Inc. (Starpower) assumes the role of Chairman of the Executive Board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®
DALLAS, TEXAS, January 1, 2015
Today, Daniel Pidgeon, Chairman of Dallas, Texas-based Starpower Home Entertainment Systems, Inc. (Starpower) assumes the role of Chairman of the Executive Board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the owner and producer of the International CES®. Pidgeon has been active in the industry for 19 years and this new role has him representing over 2000 member companies and the $211 billion dollar consumer electronics trade association.
“I am humbled and honored to be representing the most dynamic industry anywhere. I am fortunate to witness the best and brightest bring incredibly innovative ideas to life. No other industry impacts consumers more than the members of CEA,” says Pidgeon. “CEA promotes innovation across all technology including not just consumer devices, but health, automotive and everywhere technology improves lives.”
CEA’s 2000 members form a broad representation of companies and industry segments including: Apple, Microsoft, Verizon, Sony, Samsung, Pandora, Cisco, Gibson Brands, Mercedes Benz, Ford, Netflix, HBO, Uber, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Mattel. “Consumer electronics impacts lives in many ways and on diverse platforms,” Pidgeon notes. “CEA’s umbrella includes innovative companies across almost every industry.”
While the CEA is best known for producing the International CES held each January in Las Vegas, Nevada, CEA also helps promote government policies – legislative and regulatory - that support economic growth, create jobs and keep government from stifling innovation. CEA is active on issues such as Strategic Immigration Reform, Privacy, Patent Reform, Free Trade and other issues important to the U.S. economy and preserving the nation’s global leadership in innovation. As chairman, Pidgeon will help promote and represent the consumer electronics industry with much of his time dedicated to working with CEA staff and government officials on policies that insure innovators continue to thrive. “CEA promotes government policies that help the overall economy, thus benefitting sales of consumer electronics products. CEA’s work is crucial in preserving US leadership in innovation,” says Pidgeon. “CEA has an important role on Capitol Hill, as well as in government agencies, state capitols and, increasingly, with foreign governments as the organization continues its leadership on key, pro-innovation policy issues. I look forward to supporting these important efforts of CEA to promote issues that directly affect everyone”.
Pidgeon grew up in a family retail business that was started by his great grandfather in 1907. He started Starpower with his family in 1995 and has grown the business to be one of the largest specialty audio/video companies in the United States. Pidgeon will be in attendance at CES January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas where he will meet with industry leaders and government officials from the United States and abroad.
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Starpower, founded in 1995 is an award winning provider of premium audio/video products and custom installation to a luxury consumer based in Dallas, Texas. Starpower sells to Consumer and Commercial markets and has showrooms in Dallas and Southlake, Texas as well as Scottsdale, Arizona. Starpower also owns an upscale appliance retailer named Ed Kellum & Son, also based in Dallas, Texas.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA’s industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media.
About Daniel M. Pidgeon
Daniel is the Chairman of Starpower Home Entertainment Systems, Inc. (“Starpower”), Chairman of the Executive Board for the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the producer of the International CES®. He is also a member of CEA’s Board of Industry Leaders, a member of the Dallas, Texas Chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a board member of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Consumer Technology Board and active as a board member of different start up enterprises and charitable organizations. Daniel is also co-owner and board member of one of the largest privately held floor covering companies in the United States. He is a frequent speaker on issues relating to the Consumer Electronics Industry. Daniel is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Economics. He is married with two children ages 17 and 14.