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Glasgow Named Sony Electronics President/COO

Stan Glasgow has been named president and COO of Sony Electronics, succeeding Dick Komiyama who will now serve as Sony Electronics’ chairman. The appointments are effective April 1.

Komiyama continues as corporate executive VP and senior GM for Sony Corp., heading up global sales and marketing.

Glasgow has been president of Sony Electronics’ Consumer Sales Co., where he spearheaded U.S. retail and consumer direct sales. He joined Sony in 2001 as computer display products VP. Prior to his most recent position, Glasgow was senior VP of the company’s information and Technology Products Division.

Glasgow has more than 30 years of global consumer electronics, display technology and computer industry-related experience. Prior to joining Sony, Glasgow was the owner and president of Capetech Sales of San Jose, Calif., which provided display products and consulting services to Asian electronics companies. Prior to that, he was president and COO of Hong Kong-based Capetronic Computer Products Holdings Ltd., a global display manufacturing company with more than $800 million in Far East/OEM manufacturing revenue.

“With his extensive experience and achievements, Stan has the full confidence of Sony’s global management team to successfully drive our U.S. electronics business to greater heights in the years ahead,” Komiyama said.

Jay Vandenbree, who has been the senior VP of strategic sales planning for Sony Electronics’ Consumer Sales Company, will step into the role of president of consumer sales.

For nearly 20 years at Sony, Vandenbree has held a variety of sales positions. He joined the company in 1987 as a credit manager, advancing into a number of regional sales management positions nationwide.