Kerry Moyer, CEA - ESPA Chairman, Board of Directors
“ESPA provides a gateway for a rapidly-growing electronic systems career. ESPA meets the industry's high demand for entry-level workers by certifying them with a credential that adds tremendous value to and validation of their skills. ESPA also enables consumers to choose from a qualified workforce, ensuring that the performance of their technology products will meet and surpass their expectations.” – Kerry Moyer
, Chairman, ESPA Board of Directors; Senior Director, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
Kerry Moyer joined CEA in 1995 as the manager of the Audio Division and Specialty Audio and Home Theater Subdivisions. He later added responsibility for the Video Division. During his long tenure with CEA, Moyer has served as director of Product Divisions and senior director of Industry Programs. He was instrumental in the PARA and TechHome mergers with CEA. Presently, he is senior director of Strategic Relations. In addition to those responsibilities, Moyer was elected to serve as executive director for the PARA and TechHome membership groups and was critical to the formulation of ESPA’s predecessor, the Electronic Systems Industry Consortium.
Moyer has more than 19 years of retail sales and management experience. Before joining CEA, Moyer served as vice president of advertising and promotions at Audio Associates, a Washington, D.C. area specialty audio-video dealer providing custom installation, sales and service for the home and car. He also worked as an independent manufacturer’s sales representative for the Nutech Group.
Don Gilpin, CEDIA - ESPA Treasurer, Board of Directors
“To be involved in the formation of ESPA is exciting for me as I believe it will someday be seen as a major factor in producing a well-trained workforce for the residential electronics industry.” – Don Gilpin
, Treasurer, ESPA Board of Directors; Chief Operating Officer, Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA)
Don Gilpin leads the CEDIA international organization with more than 3,500 member companies as its spokesperson and industry relations liaison. Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of seven operational departments within the organization. Gilpin has enjoyed managing a developing membership that has grown from an $8 million association to more than $13 million, and has matured from a “Top 200” tradeshow to one of the “Top 100” tradeshows as ranked by
Tradeshow Week magazine. In addition, the CEDIA staff has more than doubled during Gilpin’s tenure.
Prior to CEDIA, Gilpin served as the executive director for the Interior Design Educator’s Council (IDEC). Don has corporate Fortune 100 experience as a marketing executive with Dayton Hudson Corporation in Minneapolis and Deluxe Corp. in St. Paul.
Chuck Wilson, NSCA - ESPA Board of Directors
"ESPA's education and certification programs are the culmination of decades of growth and advancement in the electronic systems industries. There is perhaps no greater cause dedicated to the future of electronic systems technicians than bringing the different organizations together and working toward a common set of best practices and drawing new technical employees into our profession." – Chuck Wilson
, Secretary, ESPA Board of Directors; Executive Director, National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA)
At the helm of NSCA, much of Wilson’s time is spent assisting contractors with the challenges of today’s business environment. He often gives lectures and presentations at key industry events and has been published in numerous leading trade journals, including
Sound & Communications,
Sound & Video Contractor,
Systems Contractor News,
Wilson serves on the executive committee for Integrated Systems Events LLC, and is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the American Society of Association Executives, and the Construction Specification Institute. Wilson was the recipient of CSI’s Technical Commendation Award for his work on the MasterFormat™ Expansion Task Team. Wilson joined the NSCA staff as executive director in 1996. Prior to joining NSCA, Wilson was a partner at Communications Engineering Company, a successful low-voltage electronics contracting company.