San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
London – Component-audio supplier Musical Fidelity hired a new U.S. national sales manager and appointed two new rep companies for the Northwest and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Santa Ana, Calif. — Global IT distributor Ingram Micro has named Gina Mastantuono finance executive VP.
Formerly international chief financial officer at Revlon, Mastantuono is now responsible for financial planning, analysis, controllership, SEC reporting, treasury and tax for the logistics leader.
Newark, Calif. — Logitech International announced chief financial officer Erik K. Bardman is leaving to join Roku as its CFO.
Bardman, who has been with Logitech since 2009, will leave April 26. A statement by Logitech said the company is conducting a search of internal and external candidates for a replacement.
New York — John Homlish, formerly Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America (SEMCA) home electronics sales VP, has joined Haier America in the newly created position of TV group sales and marketing senior VP, said sources connected to the companies.
Homlish will begin his new assignment with Haier April 29.
In the position, Homlish will assume many of the duties that were handled by Doug Lane, who left Haier four months ago to join RadioShack.
Columbia, S.C. – Rick Hill has joined Climatic Home Products, an appliance distributor, as VP.
Hill is a veteran of the major appliance industry with more than 25 years holding key leadership positions with Electrolux Home Products and General Electric.
He will be working closely with president, Doug Allen, the company said.
Hauppauge, N.Y. — Stan Glasgow, former Sony Electronics chairman, has been nominated for election to the board of Voxx International.
The nomination, announced today, occurred March 22 and the election will take place at the Voxx annual shareholders’ meeting, scheduled to be held in July 2013.
Secaucus, N.J. — Todd Rytting, Panasonic Electric Works Laboratory of America (PEWLA) president and CEO, has been named the corporation’s new chief technology officer, replacing Eisuke Tsuyuzaki, who left the company to pursue other opportunities last month.
As CTO, Rytting will continue to lead the Salt Lake City-based PEWLA research group, which was formerly an independent operation that Panasonic integrated into the main company at the end of 2011.
Clarksville, Ga. – Dean Hanby has been named VP of Nationwide East, a regional division of Nationwide Marketing group.
He replaces Howard Khouri, who previously held this role, is retiring this month.
“Howard has been an integral player to the growth and success of Nationwide East and he will be missed dearly,” said Dave Robison, director of Nationwide East. “I am confident Dean is the ideal leader to fulfill this role and am excited about some of the new initiatives he will lead in the future.”
Santa Monica, Calif. — Sandy Gordon, 79, a longtime sales and marketing executive in the consumer electronics industry, passed away on March 29, here.
Gordon held sales, marketing and executive positions with several CE manufacturers over the last 50 years, including a long tenure with Sanyo and then Action TV.
His family reported that Gordon remained active very recently as a direct liaison with suppliers overseas, coordinating private-label programs with major accounts.
Port Washington, N.Y. — Karl Werner has been named U.S. technology president for The NPD Group, the global information company.
Werner leads the consumer electronics, technology, games and mobile practice areas. He was previously president of NPD’s consumer technology business, and before that president for commercial technology, IT and printing.