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Almo Appoints Purchasing VP

– 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

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.”