John Galante is president of AE Ventures, producers of the TecHome Builder Summits. Prior to founding AE Ventures, Galante headed EH Media’s events division and contributed to development of its publications and online media. At EH, he launched the award-winning Electronic House Expos and the Worship Facilities Conference & Expo, and launched the CE Pro and TecHome Builder media brands as editor. Before joining EH, Galante was with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), where he managed the Integrated Home Systems, Video and Accessories Divisions. He also served the Security Industry Association as executive director and Reed Exhibition Companies in event business development positions. In the association realm, Galante spearheaded the founding of the Distributed Audio Alliance and the Consortium for Electronic Systems Technician Training, served as a director of CTA’s TechHome Division and, in 2001, was named the Home Automation & Networking Association’s industry leader of the year.