Masao Hisada, former Hitachi Global Business Div. general manager, named Hitachi America president and CEO, succeeding Sigeharu Mano, who becomes Hitachi America VP and executive officer and Hitachi Power Systems president and CEO…Juno Cho, an LG Electronics veteran, named president of LG Mobile Phones, a division of LG Electronics USA…Tom Edwards, former NPD Group exec, joins Pacific Media Associates (PMA) as senior VP/consumer electronics…Billilynne Keller, executive director of the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA), named president of the Electronic Systems Industry Consortium (ESIC), a non-profit alliance of groups representing companies that manufacture or install electronic systems for homes and businesses. She was ESIC's secretary/treasurer... Marty Holleran, former GE and Thomson CE exec, named president/CEO of Electrolux's North American floor care business, replacing Dan Clifford, who has left the company
Bruce Churchill, former president and COO of STAR, News Corp's Asian satellite TV service, named Hughes Electronics chief financial officer and head of DirecTV's Latin America operations. Romulo Pontual, News Corp.'s television platforms executive VP, will oversee technology and strategic initiatives for Hughes' satellite platforms. Pat Doyle was promoted to Hughes senior VP, controller, treasurer and chief accounting officer…Doug Macrae, previously president of TV Guide On Screen, has been named president of TV Guide Consumer Electronics, a new position…David Shalam named mobile video product VP of Audiovox Electronics, a new position, and Phil Lubell has been appointed security and telemantics products director… Ultimate Electronics promoted Jim Pearse from VP/marketing to senior VP/marketing and merchandising. Gerry Demple was promoted from VP/installation services to senior VP/repair and installation services and Steve Connell was promoted from director of information development to VP/IT. Ward Klein, former Energizer international operations president, named Energizer president/COO. Joseph McClanathan, former Energizer North America president, named president/CEO of Energizer Battery operating division worldwide.