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Yangkyu (Y.K.) Kim

, senior VP and head of global sales and marketing for the visual display business with Samsung in Korea, has been named president/CEO of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), effective immediately. He replaces

C.S. Choi

, who will return to Korea as an executive advisor to Samsung’s global vice chairman and CEO

G.S. Choi

Denise Morales

, global sales VP of Monster Cable, is leaving the company as of mid-February. In a letter to Monster Cable employees earlier this month, Morales said she was leaving the company to spend more time with her family …

Ed Sachs

, formerly with Pioneer and a 30-year veteran of the mobile electronics industry, has been appointed to the new position of Dual sales division president. Sachs will lead the group responsible for sales of all Dual products in North America. He reports to president/CEO

Jim Braun

Randy Stearns

, a principal of Alameda, Calif.-based custom integrator Engineered Environments, has succeeded the late

Randy Vaughan

as chairman of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), effective immediately …

Kevin

Washington

, former Federal Communications Commission director, has joined the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) as government affairs director …

Dirk Meyer

, CEO of AMD, has resigned and is being replaced on an interim basis by senior VP and CFO

Thomas Seifert

, who will retain his current duties and has asked not to be considered for the CEO job, AMD said …

Michael Smith

has resigned as senior VP/CFO at Cobra Electronics, effective Jan. 31.

Bob Ben

, VP/corporate controller, has been named interim CFO while the company searches for a replacement …

Gary Post

, who spent almost a decade with AVAD, joins Almo Professional as territory manager for the Mid-Atlantic sales region …

Kim McDaniel

, former Pro Sound Marketing and Clarion exec, joins Petra Industries as south Texas district manager for car audio ...

Steven E. Fivel

has resigned as executive VP, general counsel and secretary of Brightpoint, effective March 1.

Craig M. Carpenter

, who has worked with Fivel as an attorney in Brightpoint’s legal department for more than 10 years, has been named to replace him.

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