Microsoft chairman Bill Gates will return to International CES and deliver a keynote address on Monday, January 7, 2002 at 6:30 p.m., the eve of the opening of the show, at the Las Vegas Hilton Theater… Bill Sims, former executive with Zenith, JVC and most recently president/CEO of e-SIM's Live Products division, has been named president & chief operating officer of Color Kinetics, a developer of intelligent LED-based illumination technologies.… Sanjay Mehrotra has been named to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer of SanDisk, new titles for the company. He will continue to report to company president/CEO Eli Harari… Benjamin B. Cummings, real estate VP for Circuit City Stores, has retired from the chain to form Cummings Real Estate Advisory Services which is based in Richmond, VA… Hank VanBaalen, a CE industry veteran who has worked for Olympia Office Products, Royal Consumer Business Products and Achieve Shredders, joins JJ Communications as sales & marketing VP. The company is a distributor and manufacturer of home and small business security products… Joe Dahlquist, technical support rep of Hafler, a pro audio company, has been named product specialist of sister firm Fosgate Audionics. In addition he will also maintain some duties with Hafler. Both brands are divisions of Rockford Corp… John B. Parker, sales director of James Loudspeaker, joins Rockford as national sales manager… Edward Breen, head of Motorola's networks business, named to succeed Robert Growney as president and chief operating officer of the wireless technology company on Jan. 1… Aaron Sternberg, a buyer for Wherehouse Entertainment, has joined NYCO Technologies as national accounts manager.