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Nationwide Marketing Group has promoted three current executives to VP posts:

Ed Knodle

, to member development VP;

Frank Sandtner

, to member services operations VP; and

James MacAlpine

, to rental division and business development VP. The promotions are the latest since the ascension of

Robert Weisner

to CEO of Nationwide earlier this year …

David Berman

exited Home Technology Specialists of America (HTSA) for a VP position with member dealer Stereo East and will be responsible for its sales and operations … RadioShack has tapped Ace Hardware exec

Dorvin Lively

as chief financial officer, executive VP and chief administrative officer. He succeeds former chief financial officer

Jim Gooch

, who became the chain’s CEO in May following the retirement of

Julian Day

Robert Schriesheim

, ex-chief financial officer of Hewitt Associates, named executive VP/chief financial officer of Sears Holdings. He succeeds acting chief financial officer and controller

William Phelan

Vincent Reapor

joined Swann Security as sales and product coordinator, to act as the conduit between the North American sales team, global headquarters in Australia and manufacturing facilities in Hong Kong. He was previously in-vehicle electronics product manager at Winplus North America. Also joining Swann,

Nick Movsisyan

was named training and merchandising manager, with responsibilities for all aspects of Swann’s vendor training program and merchandising initiatives in North America. He was previously with Cbeyond Communications …

Chris Casson

has been promoted to marketing team leader at Proporta. Casson will oversee all marketing for the U.S. and internationally … Samsung Techwin America has appointed

Dr. Edward Wassall

as IP product and business development director … Auto Page has hired

Kenichiro (Ken) Watanabe

as VP and chief financial officer.


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