Coakley Joins AudioSource As Executive VP

Coakley Joins AudioSource As Executive VP

By TWICE Staff On Mar 24 2014 - 9:33am

Tim Coakley
Tim Coakley


Portland, Ore. — Tim Coakley, formerly with Ingram Micro Consumer Electronics (IMCE), joins AudioSource today as executive VP.

Coakley, a 28-year CE veteran, was most recently vendor management and marketing VP at IMCE for the past six years. He will report to CEO Tom O’Mara.

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Industry CEOs Among ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’

Industry CEOs Among ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’

By Alan Wolf On Mar 21 2014 - 3:59pm

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Jeff Bezos


New York – Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Haier Group’s Zhang Ruimin and Apple’s Tim Cook are among the world’s greatest living leaders, Fortune Magazine has declared.

The publication’s inaugural list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” ranks Bezos 10th, behind the Dalai Lama; Ruimin 22nd, behind Angelina Joli; and Cook 33rd, just ahead of Pakistani teen activist and assassination target Malala Yousafzai.

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Whitten Leaves Microsoft For Sonos

Whitten Leaves Microsoft For Sonos

By Greg Tarr On Mar 18 2014 - 11:38am

Marc Whitten
Marc Whitten


Santa Barbara, Calif. — Marc Whitten, Microsoft’s Xbox chief product officer and corporate VP, is leaving the company after 14 years to become chief product officer at Sonos, the companies said Monday.

Whitten joined Microsoft in 1997 and worked on the Windows 2000 team. He moved to the Xbox team in 2000, rising through the ranks to Xbox Live corporate VP in 2010.

Word of the move broke on the opening day of the Game Developers Conference, where Microsoft was to reveal plans for its DirectX 12 interface.

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Almo Promotes VP Penney

Almo Promotes VP Penney

By John Laposky On Mar 17 2014 - 12:31pm

Jay Penney
Jay Penney


Philadelphia — Almo today announced the promotion of Jay Penney to executive VP of its specialty appliance division from his previous post as business development VP.

Penney brings nearly 30 years of experience in the appliance industry to his new position.

Almo said its specialty division "represents best-in-class, world-renowned manufacturers that are leaders in engineering and product development. These coveted, luxury brands, include Liebherr, Capital, Faber and Sharp Insight."

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Merrill Leaves Samsung

Merrill Leaves Samsung

By Greg Tarr On Mar 14 2014 - 4:27pm

Travis Merrill
Travis Merrill


Ridgefield Park, N.J. — Travis Merrill, Samsung Electronics America Galaxy Tab marketing VP, has left the company after eight years, according to a letter mailed to members of the press.

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Rovi Taps Burke As EVP, COO

Rovi Taps Burke As EVP, COO

By Greg Tarr On Mar 14 2014 - 2:44pm




Santa Clara, Calif. — John Burke, former Arris Group corporate development and strategy senior VP and Cloud solutions business president, has been named executive VP and COO of Rovi.

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B&O Names New President

B&O Names New President

By TWICE Staff On Mar 13 2014 - 4:24pm

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Kathy Thornton-Bias


Deerfield, Ill. — Bang & Olufsen named Kathy Thornton-Bias as president, replacing Zean Nielsen.

The appointment is effective March 17. Nielsen is leaving to join Tesla Motors.

Thortnon-Bias was most recently president of retail for the Museum of Modern Art, and she has also held positions with Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Electrolux Promotes Marketing Chief

Electrolux Promotes Marketing Chief

By Alan Wolf On Mar 13 2014 - 9:25am

John Weinstock
John Weinstock


Charlotte, N.C. — Electrolux has promoted marketing VP John Weinstock to senior VP of North American marketing.

A veteran of LG Electronics and Johnson & Johnson, Weinstock joined Electrolux in 2011, where he directs brand management, consumer research and integrated trade and consumer marketing campaigns for the majap manufacturer.

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BrandSource Salutes Industry Veteran Vance Pflanz

BrandSource Salutes Industry Veteran Vance Pflanz

By Steve Smith On Mar 12 2014 - 2:49pm

Vance Pflanz
Vance Pflanz


Anaheim, Calif. — BrandSource reported that longtime member and industry veteran Vance Pflanz, president of Pflanz Electronics of Sioux City, Iowa, has suffered a stroke and is currently hospitalized.

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Beats Names New CFO

Beats Names New CFO

By Lisa Johnston On Mar 10 2014 - 1:41pm

An De Vooght
An De Vooght


Santa Monica, Calif. — Beats Electronics named An De Vooght as chief financial officer and executive VP, replacing Scott Henry.

Henry remains with the company but his new title was not provided. 

De Vooght, who previously held chief financial officer and VP of internal audit positions at Red Bull, will “oversee all financial operations of the business, while providing strategic oversight and guidance alongside the rest of the senior management team,” the company said in a statement.

She will report to Luke Wood, Beats Electronics president.

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