By Lisa Johnston
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Scott Durchslag, former Expedia Worldwide president, has joined Best Buy as president of its online and global e-commerce operations executive VP. He is Best Buy’s first major hire following the recent appointment of president/ CEO Hubert Joly. Durchslag reports to Stephen Gillett, president of digital, global marketing and strategy, and succeeds John Thompson, who retired from a comparable post after more than a decade with the CE chain. Separately, Best Buy chief financial officer Jim Muehlbauer is leaving the company in January. The retailer is conducting a search for his successor … Kevin Duffy, president of DEI Holdings, has been named president of DEI’s Polk Audio and Definitive Technology business units. Jim Minarik retains his CEO role at both business units and remains chairman and CEO of DEI Holdings … Tom Campbell, corporate director of Video & Audio Center, has been named to the Consumer Electronics Association’s 4K marketing committee.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.