Newhall Leaves Sound United

Newhall Leaves Sound United

By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 10 2013 - 9:57am




Baltimore – Ben Newhall, Sound United’s chief sales officer, left the company, and Sound United has begun a search for a replacement, confirmed CMO Blair Tripodi.

The Sound United division of Directed, created early in 2013, is responsible for Polk, Definitive Technology, and Boom Movement products.

Newhall was a Polk veteran of about 30 years before he was promoted to Sound United chief sales officer.

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Fishler Leaves LG To Join Beats

Fishler Leaves LG To Join Beats

By Greg Tarr On Dec 4 2013 - 10:21am

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James Fishler


Los Angeles — James Fishler, formerly LG Electronics USA marketing and go to market operations (CMO) senior VP, has joined Beats by Dr. Dre as sales VP, he revealed Monday through LinkedIn.

Fishler’s departure follows the recent announcement that Jay Vandenbree, LG Electronics USA Home Entertainment senior VP, will retire at the end of the year.

Vandenbree’s duties will be absorbed by incoming LG Electronics USA president William Cho.

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LG Reveals Top Executive Changes

LG Reveals Top Executive Changes

By Greg Tarr On Nov 27 2013 - 10:24am




Update! Seoul, South Korea — LG Electronics Wednesday disclosed 44 executive appointments, including three new corporate presidents and the reassignment of LG Electronics USA president Wayne Park to global sales and marketing officer.

The changes include a number of new executives to lead Home Entertainment operations and the global sales and marketing office.

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D+M Gets Acting Sales, Marketing President

D+M Gets Acting Sales, Marketing President

By Joseph Palenchar On Nov 25 2013 - 3:24pm

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Mahwah, N.J. – Blake DeSimone, who has been the chief financial officer for D+M Group’s America’s business, was appointed last month to the position of acting president of the company’s Americas sales and marketing organization, the company said.

DeSimone is filling the position vacated by Brian Poggi, who left in October as part of a restructuring that eliminated several positions at the company.

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Hisense Tabs Rivera As Sales Director

Hisense Tabs Rivera As Sales Director

By Greg Tarr On Nov 25 2013 - 1:41pm




Suwanee, Ga. — Alex Rivera, formerly Panasonic display group sales manager, has been named consumer electronics sales director for Hisense USA, the company said Monday.

Rivera — who has a long history in the CE industry, holding various sales management positions at Panasonic, Sharp, Toshiba, Samsung and Sony — will be responsible for the development of strategic sales plans and retail expansion for Hisense.

He will report to Peter Erdman, Hisense USA consumer electronics sales VP.

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RadioShack Continues To Reshape Management Team

RadioShack Continues To Reshape Management Team

By Alan Wolf On Nov 25 2013 - 12:33pm

Mark Boerio
Mark Boerio


Fort Worth, Texas — In the latest round of management changes at RadioShack, executive VP Huey Long has left the company and Mark Boerio has joined to head up inventory operations.

Boerio, formerly of Belk Department Stores, is the latest in a series of recent hires at the struggling CE chain, as Joe Magnacca, less than one year into his helm as CEO, continues to assemble a new management team to assist in his turnaround efforts.

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Walmart Names New CEO

Walmart Names New CEO

By Alan Wolf On Nov 25 2013 - 10:44am

Walmart president/CEO-elect Doug McMillon
Walmart president/CEO-elect Doug McMillon


Bentonville, Ark. — Walmart Stores president/CEO Mike Duke will be succeeded in February by international division chief Doug McMillon.

Duke, 63, has held the discounter’s top post since 2009. During his tenure he managed to squeeze steady sales and income from a recessionary environment, although the company’s stock price remained stagnant. He had previously led the discounter’s U.S., international, logistics and distribution operations.

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BlackBerry Makes More Management Changes

BlackBerry Makes More Management Changes

By Joseph Palenchar On Nov 25 2013 - 10:16am

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Waterloo, Ontario — BlackBerry COO Kristian Tear and chief marketing officer Frank Boulben will leave the struggling smartphone maker, and James Yersh will replace Brian Bidulka as chief financial officer, said CEO and executive chair John Chen.

Replacements for Tear and Boulben were not named.

BlackBerry also announced today that Roger Martin, a board member since 2007, has resigned.

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Electrolux Taps Pike To Head N.A. Cooking

Electrolux Taps Pike To Head N.A. Cooking

By Doug Olenick On Nov 19 2013 - 3:11pm

Nolan Pike
Nolan Pike


Charlotte, N.C. — Electrolux has named Nolan Pike senior VP and general manager for its North American cooking business.

Pike will join the company on Dec. 2. He will report directly to Jack Truong, Electrolux’s CEO, and he will become a member of the company’s North American leadership team. Previously, Pike worked for Sears as its Kenmore brand VP and general manager.

Pike will replace John Terzo, who is retiring after spending 32 years with Electrolux.

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Vandenbree To Retire From LG

Vandenbree To Retire From LG

By Steve Smith On Nov 19 2013 - 9:56am

LG’s Jay Vandenbree
LG’s Jay Vandenbree


Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – Jay Vandenbree, senior VP of LG Electronics USA, will retire on Jan. 4.

Vandenbree, who has been with LG Electronics USA for the past four years after 23 years with Sony Electronics, will officially retire as of Jan. 4, 2014, the company confirmed.

He will stay on in an advisory capacity through the first quarter of 2014, according to LG.

LG said a replacement for Vandenbree will be announced during December.

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