Finer Named DEG Senior Director

Finer Named DEG Senior Director

By Greg Tarr On Mar 6 2014 - 2:33pm

Marc Finer
Marc Finer


Los Angeles – Marc Finer, formerly DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group technical director, advances to the position of DEG senior director, the group said Thursday.

 According to a DEG statement, the promotion reflects Finer’s expanding responsibilities in focusing on emerging platforms that provide consumers exciting new experiences in both home entertainment and consumer electronics. 

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Vana Appoints DeFuria

Vana Appoints DeFuria

By TWICE Staff On Feb 27 2014 - 10:30am

Stephen DeFuria
Stephen DeFuria


Mukilteo, Wash. – Vana, the North American distributor of premium A/V products and accessories, appointed Stephen DeFuria as eastern region sales director, effective March 1.

DeFuria was most recently with Thiel Audio but also worked at Musical Fidelity and NAD.

Vana markets Vienna Acoustics speakers, IsoTek power conditioning, Primare Electronics A/V electronics, Dr. Feickert Analogue turntables, Okki Nokki record cleaners, Acoustical Systems tone arms and analog accessories, and Blue Horizon audio accessories to specialty A/V dealers.

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Klipsch Names Global Operations President

Klipsch Names Global Operations President

By TWICE Staff On Feb 25 2014 - 2:11pm

Oscar Bernardo
Oscar Bernardo


Indianapolis — Klipsch Group appointed Oscar Bernardo as president of global operations.

Bernardo, an eight-year Klipsch veteran, was sales and operations senior VP for Klipsch Group’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business. He joined Klipsch Group in 2006 and shortly thereafter became operations senior VP. As sales and operations senior VP for the EMEA region, he was responsible for all aspects of business involving the Klipsch, Energy and Jamo audio brands in 19 countries, the company said.

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Electrolux Chairman To Step Down

Electrolux Chairman To Step Down

By Alan Wolf On Feb 21 2014 - 4:46pm

Marcus Wallenberg
Marcus Wallenberg


Stockholm, Sweden – New European Union (EU) rules that limit certain board assignments have compelled Electrolux chairman Marcus Wallenberg to step down this year.

Electrolux’s board plans to nominate deputy chairman Ronnie Leten to succeed him.

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3 Audio Brands Get Another New President/CEO

3 Audio Brands Get Another New President/CEO

By Joseph Palenchar On Feb 18 2014 - 5:09pm

Christopher Leader, president/CEO of the MartinLogan, Paradigm and Anthem brands
Christopher Leader, president/CEO of the MartinLogan, Paradigm and Anthem brands


Toronto – The board of directors of Paradigm, MartinLogan and Anthem appointed its second new president/CEO in about as many months.

The board hired Christopher R. Leader, effective immediately. Leader most recently was a managing partner of Hi-Beam Consulting, a management-consulting company focused on manufacturing businesses.

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Motorola CEO Leaving

Motorola CEO Leaving

By Joseph Palenchar On Feb 13 2014 - 4:45pm

Dennis Woodside


Mountain View, Calif. – Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside will leave the company at the end of March following the recent announcement that Motorola owner Google is selling the business to computer maker Lenovo.

Woodside will become COO of Dropbox.

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Jeannette Howe Leaves SEN

Jeannette Howe Leaves SEN

By Steve Smith On Feb 13 2014 - 10:29am

Jeannette Howe
Jeannette Howe


Winston-Salem, N.C. – Jeannette Howe, executive director of Nationwide Marketing Group’s Specialty Electronics Nationwide (SEN), has left the buying group.

A longtime industry veteran, Howe joined Nationwide to head the then-new organization in January 2006.

Tom Hickman, electronics senior VP with Nationwide, said that the group is undergoing a search for a replacement and that in interim he will be running SEN.

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hhgregg Promotes Web Exec

hhgregg Promotes Web Exec

By Alan Wolf On Feb 12 2014 - 10:23am

Kevin Lyons
Kevin Lyons


Indianapolis – hhgregg has promoted web chief Kevin Lyons from VP to senior VP of e-commerce.

Lyons, a veteran of Sears and Best Buy, joined hhgregg last May and has since lead the creation of what the company described as “an ambitious online development and promotional strategy” that has produced double-digit growth in sales and conversions.

The online initiatives include improved website navigation, positive social-media engagement among key customer groups, and integrated online and in-store marketing, the chain said.

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Core Brands Hires More New Execs

Core Brands Hires More New Execs

By Joseph Palenchar On Feb 11 2014 - 4:33pm




Petaluma, Calif. – Core Brands hired more new executives.

The newcomers are Yann Connan, hired as director of product management for the audio group; Brett Faulk, who joins the company as executive director of strategic products; and Randall Logan, who becomes director of channel marketing.

Faulk and Logan are filling newly created positions.

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hhgregg’s Throgmartin Resigns

hhgregg’s Throgmartin Resigns

By Alan Wolf On Feb 11 2014 - 10:40am




Indianapolis – Gregg Throgmartin is stepping down as executive VP and COO of hhgregg, effective March 31.

Throgmartin, son of the chain’s late chairman Jerry Throgmartin and scion of the founding Gregg and Throgmartin families, is leaving the company and his seat on the board to pursue outside interests and manage family businesses, the retailer said.

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