Ron Stone, Pioneer executive VP, elected chairman of CEA, effective Jan. 1, replacing Darrell Issa, founder of Directed Electronics, who is running unopposed for a U.S. congressional seat in California. CEA has also elected Thiel Audio president Kathy Gornik and Mitek chairman/CEO Loyd Ivey as co-vice chairmen.Bruce Lurie, longtime Intel executive, has joined Telegen Corp. as business development VP.Robert Cremer, president of Aronson Furniture, Appliances & Electronics of Chicago, has been re-elected to a third term as president of the North America Retail Dealers Association (NARDA). Among other officers elected: first VP Mike Fischer, Nielsen Tire Co., Spencer, Iowa; second VP Randy Whitehead, Service West, Salt Lake City; secretary Bill Benson, Benson's Appliances, Bloomington, Ill.; and treasurer Sandra Combs, AAA Appliance, Little Rock, Ark. ... At VAC Service, Western region sales director Mark Wilson was named sales VP, and Ted Aguirre, sales manager for western Canada, appointed sales director.Matt Medeiros, president/CEO of Philips Components, appointed to supervisory board of Royal Philips Electronics.Andrew Missan, ex-VP/general counsel of Egreetings Network and former executive with WebTV Networks, Seagate Software and RCA Records, joins ReplayTV Inc. as VP/general counsel.Scott Palladino, ex-finance VP for Now Showing Entertainment, takes same job at Ventura Distribution.Herb Baer, formerly director of consumer film, was promoted to VP mass channel sales at Fuji.


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