By Lisa Johnston
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Las Vegas — Monster named Neal Bobrick president on Tuesday, a new position.
Bobrick will be responsible for executing the strategic vision of Monster and all day-to-day business operations globally, the company said. He was previously director of Monster Europe and has been with the company for nine years.
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Chicago – International retail chain Calumet Photographic has promoted operations VP Gabriel Garcia to president.
Garcia, a 25-year veteran of the imaging industry, joined Calumet 15 months ago from Ritz/Wolf Camera, where he last served as Eastern VP.
In his new post he will focus on expanding product availability, exploring new marketing opportunities and “solidifying Calumet’s role as a leading force in the photographic industry,” the company said.
Vista, Calif. — The Sound United division of DEI Holdings tapped industry veteran Randy Waynick as chief sales officer.
Waynick, formerly with such companies as Sony and Vizio, will oversee the strategic direction and execution of global sales operations for Sound Unted’s Definitive Technology, Polk and Boom audio brands.
Long Beach – Keith Lehmann, who oversees the Kenwood and JVC car audio brands, is leaving JVC Kenwood and will not represent the company at International CES, company sources confirmed.
Kenwood sales VP David Hoag will take over Lehmann’s position as Kenwood executive VP of consumer electronics on an interim basis. It wasn’t known who will take over Lehmann’s responsibilities as senior VP of JVC Mobile Entertainment.
Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – Cygnett USA has appointed Judge Henshaw as sales manager for the company’s line of mobile device accessories.
Henshaw, who will report to Cygnett president Dan Miron, previously worked at Case Logic, Targus and Scosche Industries.
The company also announced earlier this month that Ray Hykoski was named as senior sales executive. He is tasked with building Cygnett’s present in the consumer retail channel. Hikoski has worked at Calphalon, Yamaha and Uniden.
He will also report to Miron.
Indianapolis, Ind. – Jeremy Aguilar will step down as chief financial officer of h.h.gregg on Jan. 31.
Aguilar joined the multiregional majap, CE and bedding chain as VP controller in 2005 and was named chief financial officer in 2009. He is leaving for a similar position at an unnamed company.
Aguilar will be succeeded on an interim basis by finance senior VP Andy Geisler while the retailer searches for a permanent chief financial officer.
Petaluma, Calif. – Nortek’s Core Brands company appointed Steve Jain to the existing position of retail sales director to build the company’s presence in the consumer retail channel for the Korus brand of wireless-multiroom audio products.
Jain’s industry experience includes stints at DEI Holdings, Denon, Boston Acoustics, JVC, Marantz and Panasonic.
Toronto – Rocco Melchione has been appointed president/CEO of the Paradigm, MartinLogan and Anthem brands.
He replaces Tim Valters, who held the position for more than four years.
The parent of the three brands is ShoreView Industries, which owns 100 percent of MartinLogan and more than half of Paradigm Electronics, which includes the Paradigm and Anthem brands. The remaining percentage of Paradigm Electronics is owned by one of the founding partners, Scott Bagby.
Sunnyvale, Calif. – Home movie server and and download service Kaleidescape, said Tuesday that Tom Furlong has been named the company’s new CEO.
He replaces company founder Michael Malcolm, who will continue to serve as chairman of Kaleidescape’s board.
Furlong, who has more than 30-years of high-ranking business leadership experience, joins Kaleidescape from Nokia, where he led the creation a cloud-based messaging service with a user base of over 50 million consumers.
San Diego — Phil Molyneux, Sony Electronics U.S. president and COO, will become non-executive chairman of SEL, the company announced Monday.
At the same time, Michael Fasulo, Sony Electronics U.S. executive VP, advances to president, replacing Molyneux, and Toshifumi Okuda, currently senior general manager of the global marketing division in the home entertainment and sound business group of Sony Corp. Japan, becomes Sony Electronics deputy president.