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Tim Alessi

, former LG Electronics product marketing director, has joined Sharp Electronics in the newly created position of product development associate VP. LG is currently looking for his replacement …

Steve Haber

, a 20-year Sony veteran who was most recently executive VP of Sony’s consumer products group, joins Sears as senior VP/president of home appliances. He succeeds



, whose departure was announced earlier this month. Mukherjee will stay on to assist in the transition …

Mikio Katayama

, president of Sharp Electronics worldwide, has been named chairman and director, replacing

Katsuhiko Machida

, who is retiring and will be named a corporate adviser, effective April 1.

Takashi Okuda

, most recently executive managing officer, general manager, global business, administration and manufacturing promotion, and group general manager, global business group, will replace Katayama as president …

Bracken Darrell

, former Whirlpool EMEA president, has joined Logitech International as president, effective April 9, and will eventually succeed CEO

Guerrino De Luca

. Darrell will assume responsibility for research and development, sales and marketing, manufacturing, supply chain, IT, human resources and legal functions, reporting to De Luca. The company’s finance organization and LifeSize division will continue to report to De Luca until Jan. 1, 2013, at which time Darrell will succeed De Luca as CEO. De Luca will remain in his role as chairman …

Thom Gruhler

, former McCann Worldgroup exec, joins Microsoft as its corporate VP of Windows Phone marketing.


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