Philadelphia - Almo, the national electronics and appliance distributor, has tapped CE industry veteran Rick Wigen to head its product purchasing group.
In his new role as product management VP, Wigen will manage existing manufacturer relationships while identifying and developing new growth opportunities in CE and white goods, the distributor said.
Almo president/COO Warren Chaiken said Wigen's 30 years' experience, which includes stints at AVAD, Best Buy/Magnolia and Tweeter, plus his industry contacts, will be "vital" as the company broadens its business and continues to execute its strategic plan.
Chaiken noted that the company managed to prosper during the economic downturn, which he attributed to its "diversity and exceptional team members."
In a statement, Wigen said he has witnessed Almo's continued growth and is "impressed with their exceptionally high level of integrity and customer support. I look forward to joining, and contributing to, a team that complements my passion for the industry."