By Lisa Johnston
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Sharon McCollam, ex-Williams-Sonoma, to join Best Buy as chief administrative officer and chief financial officer, effective Dec. 12, succeeding Jim Muehlbauer … Stephen Witt, formerly of Dice and Alpine, has joined Audiovox Electronics’ mobile electronics group as mobile audio and advanced accessories VP, which is a newly created position … Steven Sinofsky, top Windows Live exec, has left Microsoft and will be replaced by Julie Larson-Green, effective immediately. Sinofsky leaves the company just weeks after the launch of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and the Surface tablet, products he helped shepherd through development. Larson- Green, who joined Microsoft in 1993, held the post of program management VP for Windows, where she worked developing the user interface experiences for Windows 7 and 8. Her duties have been handed to chief financial officer/chief marketing officer Tami Reller, who will handle the business end of Windows development …. Kim Feil, ex-Walgreen, joins OfficeMax as executive VP and chief marketing and strategy officer, replacing Ryan Vero, chief marketing/merchandising officer, who joined Sears Holdings last week as president of its grocery, drug and pharmacy business … Personal Communications Devices (PCD) reports that wireless-industry veteran Amanda Eliot has joined the company as sales VP, and another wireless veteran, Sue Nokes, has joined its board. The changes follow the return of Katie Wasserman to PCD, this time as chief marketing officer, and the hiring of George Appling as president/CEO ... Betsy Bennett was named chief financial officer of IC Intracom, parent company of computer products and accessory makers Manhattan and Intellinet Network Solutions.
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.