JVC Company of America said has consolidated its regional sales offices as of July 1.
Under the move, the company's East Coast branch office will be merged with the Southeast branch, and the Midwest branch will be merged with the West Coast branch.
"This restructuring gives JVC a much more efficient sales organization and reflects the consolidation that has taken place at the retail level," stated Craig Geiger, JVC executive VP/COO.
A JVC spokesman said the move will result in the elimination of some administrative support positions, but declined to say how many would be affected. No buildings will be closed, however. Sales offices in Wayne, N.J., and Aurora, Ill. continue to house sales staff, he said.
However, those people will now report to the new Eastern and Western region offices in Lawrenceville, Ga., and Cypress, Calif., respectively.
"Now there's only two branch offices administering sales, where as in the past we had four separate regional offices administering sales," said Terry Shea, a JVC spokesman, who added the changes had nothing to do with the possibility of a pending that was reported recently out of Japan.
The new Eastern Branch office, based in Lawrenceville, will be headed by Doug Gee, the VP/branch manager, who formerly headed the Southeast branch.
The new Western branch, based in Cypress, will be headed by Michael Hackett, the VP/branch manager, who formerly headed the West Coast branch.
Bob Nizza, former East Coast VP/branch manager, has been named East Coast region sales VP.
Bill Utermark, former Midwest branch manager/general manager becomes Midwest sales region general manager.