Technology company Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS) has appointed consumer-electronics industry veteran Ronald Stone to its Board of Directors.

Technology company Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS) has appointed consumer-electronics industry veteran Ronald Stone to its Board of Directors.

Stone, who served as an executive at consumer-electronics company Pioneer Electronics for 28 years, will be an independent director. His appointment brings the DTS Board of Directors to eight members, six of whom are independent directors as defined by NASDAQ rules.

Stone is currently an advisor to Pioneer Electronics. He retired from Pioneer in May 2003, after holding positions including president of the customer-support division and executive VP and CFO of the company. He also served on the Board of Directors at Pioneer and several of its North American subsidiaries.

He now serves on the Executive Board of the Consumer Electronics Association, as well as the UCLA Medical Center Board of Advisors and its Information Technology and Finance committees.