By Lisa Johnston
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Sally Washlow, marketing and sales VP of Cobra, named president and will lead the company’s sales, marketing and product development disciplines, and will guide Cobra’s strategic international expansion. Washlow will report to Jim Bazet, chairman and CEO … Tate Morgan, a 19-year veteran of Petra Industries who was most recently sales executive VP, has been named president … Mizco announced the implementation of a new senior sales management organization. Chris Flaharty, formerly sales VP, has assumed the position of global sales executive VP. Zeno Ricci, who was managing Canadian sales, was named international sales director. Mark Kelley, former sales director at Daymen, joins Mizco as U.S. sales director, responsible for overseeing distribution, ecommerce and specialty channels … Matthew Dever, former VP of Pioneer’s professional sound and visual division, joins THX as sales senior director. He will be responsible for the company’s automotive, cinema, consumer electronics and education divisions ... Mitchell Witten, a longtime CE and audio industry executive who was most recently senior product area manager for Monster, has joined Core Brands as brand manager for Niles and Sunfire. He will report to Core Brands audio segment director Mark Weisenberg. And Nanci Bergman, sales VP at Soul Electronics, has joined Core Brands as its retail and Internet sales director. Bergman will be responsible for overseeing business development and spurring growth for these brands in the retail sector. She will report to Dave Keller, sales senior VP ... Blair Tripodi, former managing director of Under Armour Europe, has joined DEI Holdings as chief marketing officer at its Polk, Definitive Technology and Boom Movement business units … Karl Detken named interactive media VP at headphones manufacturer VModa … Ian Rogers named CEO at Beats Electronics, where he will oversee the direction, vision and strategy for the company’s new Project Daisy music service … Canon USA has made a series of executive appointments and promotions. Joseph Warren, formerly Canon’s customer support group (CCSG) senior VP and Canon information technology services (CITS) chairman, to corporate human resources general manager and senior VP; Satoshi Nagata advances from executive VP to president of Canon information and imaging solutions (CIIS); Yuichi Ishizuka adds Warren’s former role as CITS chairman to his current role as Canon imaging technologies and communications group executive VP and general manager; and Doris Higginbotham advances from CITS operations senior VP advances to CITS president … Bruce Tripido, former Sharp TV marketing exec, named consumer sales VP and North American GM for Jabra.
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.