Chester Springs, Pa. - Richard Glikes has resigned as executive director of the HTSA buying group.
In a statement, the group said that its board and Glikes "have been unable to mutually agree to new contract terms. As a result, Glikes has chosen to resign his position, effective Sept. 7, 2011."
Glikes has served as executive director of HTSA for 15 years, according to Brian Hudkins and Jon Robbins, who serve on the executive committee.
"Richard has done an excellent job as executive director, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors" said Hudkins.
Glikes told TWICE, "I feel like I am opening a new door, and I'm excited about looking at new opportunities." Glikes is a 40-year veteran of the CE industry.
In June at HTSA's strategic planning meeting, the board hired Mira International to facilitate plans for member growth and marketing strategy, which includes the recruitment of the new positions of membership relations manager and marketing strategist, according to a statement.
The board has elected to extend Mira International's strategic role to facilitate the executive director transition and recruitment of a new executive director in addition to the two newly created positions.
"This is an exciting time for HTSA. We came out of our June planning session filled with new ideas that we are ready to execute," said Robbins. "All of us on the board of HTSA look forward to our fall meeting, when we unveil additional details of our plans to our members and vendor partners."