Michael Sherman, our Executive Director, was elected by his peers to serve on the CEDIA Board of Directors for the next two years.

After being designated Young Professional of the Year 2019 by the CEDIA, obtained the status CEDIA Member of Excellence in 2019 and 2020, and won two CEDIA Awards in the categories Best Integrated Home and Technology Meets Design Awards at the last ceremony in London, this announcement is more good news for Michael Sherman and the entire HENRI team.

“It is a great honor and pride to be elected by my peers to represent them on the CEDIA Board of Directors.

Since the beginning of my career about ten years ago I have always been very involved in the association.

I am convinced that there is strength in unity and that the exchanges between colleagues, the addition of our experiences and our know-how, will allow us to develop our residential technological integration industry together.

I am happy to be able to contribute even more today by bringing my experience and my motivation to the association.

I hope that my presence on the Board will also increase CEDIA’s impact internationally.

I look forward to getting to work and am available to anyone who would like to interact with me in this new capacity.”

Michael Sherman, CEO

Michael with the Member of Excellence and Young Professional of the Year awards

What is CEDIA?

CEDIA is the international association of companies that design and install custom residential technologies. He is the leading authority on the connected home.

It provides its members with state-of-the-art training, develops standards to ensure the highest levels of professionalism and is the only certification body in the industry.

It promotes collaboration with architects, designers, builders and homeowners to provide technological solutions that bring families more comfort in their homes. 3,500 member companies worldwide and more than 22,000 professionalswho manufacture, create and integrate home automation goods and services.

What is the CEDIA Board of Directors?

The CEDIA Board of Directors governs the activities of the association, and is dedicated to the pursuit of CEDIA’s mission of fostering the prosperity of its members and the growth of the industry through its programs and initiatives.

Characteristics of the CEDIA Board of Directors


Demonstrate leadership and involvement in our association by holding a position involving active volunteer work.

Be able to collaborate and participate in an important debate while being sensitive and respectful of others.

Knowledge of the industry

Master a thorough knowledge of the residential technology industry, and be able to keep an eye on the constant evolution of our sector.

Strategic thinker

Be able to identify industry opportunities and threats for CEDIA, and contribute innovative and clear thinking to the board’s strategic planning activities.

Commercial and managerial skills

Demonstrate strong management skills, meet deadlines and possess knowledge of budgeting, goal setting, project management and finance.

Business ethics

Be prepared to undergo a detailed background check for past business practices and criminal offenses.

Fulfill commitments related to membership

Typically, this requires two to four hours of work per week, plus attending three face-to-face board meetings per year.