Sound United Hires Waynick

Sound United Hires Waynick

By Joseph Palenchar On Jan 3 2014 - 12:02pm

Sound United chief sales officer Randy Waynick
Sound United chief sales officer Randy Waynick


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.

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Lehmann To Leave JVC Kenwood

Lehmann To Leave JVC Kenwood

By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 30 2013 - 4:42pm


JVC Kenwood’s Keith Lehmann


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.

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Cygnett Brings On Henshaw, Hykoski

Cygnett Brings On Henshaw, Hykoski

TWICE Staff On Dec 27 2013 - 4:48pm




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.

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h.h.gregg CFO Stepping Down

h.h.gregg CFO Stepping Down

By Alan Wolf On Dec 26 2013 - 10:50am




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.

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Core Brands Names Retail Sales Director

Core Brands Names Retail Sales Director

TWICE Staff On Dec 20 2013 - 5:08pm

Core Brands retail sales director Steve Jain
Core Brands retail sales director Steve Jain


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.

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Paradigm, Anthem, MartinLogan Get New President/CEO

Paradigm, Anthem, MartinLogan Get New President/CEO

By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 19 2013 - 10:35am

Rocco Melchione, president/CEO for the Paradigm, Anthem and MartinLogan brands.
Rocco Melchione, president/CEO for the Paradigm, Anthem and MartinLogan brands.


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.

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Furlong Named Kaleidescape CEO

Furlong Named Kaleidescape CEO

By Greg Tarr On Dec 17 2013 - 12:40pm




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.

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Molyneux, Fasulo, Okuda Get Sony Promotions

Molyneux, Fasulo, Okuda Get Sony Promotions

By Greg Tarr On Dec 16 2013 - 5:00pm

Phil Molyneux
Phil Molyneux


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.

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Nationwide Team Moves Up In Rank

Nationwide Team Moves Up In Rank

By Alan Wolf On Dec 13 2013 - 12:02pm




Winston-Salem, N.C. – The Nationwide Marketing Group has announced a series of senior-level promotions effective with the new year.

Dave Bilas

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h.h.gregg Names Chief Marketing Officer

h.h.gregg Names Chief Marketing Officer

By Alan Wolf On Dec 12 2013 - 10:02am

Julie Lyle
Julie Lyle


Indianapolis, Ind. – h.h.gregg has appointed former Walmart marketing exec Julie Lyle as chief marketing officer.

She fills a vacancy left by the departure of chief merchandising and marketing officer Doug Moore in 2012.

Lyle joins the chain following stints at Prudential Corp. Asia Ltd., where she was chief marketing officer, and at general merchandise retailer Pamida, where she served as chief merchandising and marketing officer.

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