Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Travis Merrill, Samsung Electronics America Galaxy Tab marketing VP, has left the company after eight years, according to a letter mailed to members of the press.
Santa Clara, Calif. — John Burke, former Arris Group corporate development and strategy senior VP and Cloud solutions business president, has been named executive VP and COO of Rovi.
Deerfield, Ill. — Bang & Olufsen named Kathy Thornton-Bias as president, replacing Zean Nielsen.
Charlotte, N.C. — Electrolux has promoted marketing VP John Weinstock to senior VP of North American marketing.
Anaheim, Calif. — BrandSource reported that longtime member and industry veteran Vance Pflanz, president of Pflanz Electronics of Sioux City, Iowa, has suffered a stroke and is currently hospitalized.
Santa Monica, Calif. — Beats Electronics named An De Vooght as chief financial officer and executive VP, replacing Scott Henry.
Dallas — Samsung Telecommunications America appointed Vince Hudson as marketing strategy and operations VP to oversee marketing operations and product launches in the U.S.
Tokyo – Jack Tretton, president/CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEA), will leave the company as of March 31, the result of a mutual agreement between the executive and the company not to renew their contractual relationship.