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John Homlish

, former sales/marketing executive VP at Casio America, joins joined Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America (SEMCA) as sales VP/home entertainment, reporting to SEMCA president John Herrington. In other moves

Paul Norton

, ex-Hitachi America LTD U.S. sales director, joins Sharp as Western region sales director. And

Bruce Fairchild

, regional sales senior director, becomes senior director/ channel marketing …

Doug Moore

, home appliance president of Sears, has left the chain after two years. Sears did not explain the departure.



, who previously headed up Sears’ toys and seasonal businesses, replaces Moore … Nebraska Furniture Mart’s

Jay Buchanan

and Sam’s Club’s

Joe Hartsig

were appointed inaugural chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) new Retailer Council, which will serve as a macro forum for retail members that addresses the needs of CE dealers across all distribution channels and merchandise classes. It will formally debut at the 2011 International CES, where a membership table will be situated at the annual CEA member cocktail party …

Bill Nylin

has stepped down as chairman of Conn’s. Nylin will stay on as a board director, and his employment contract has been extended one year to Jan. 31, 2012. He was succeeded by

Theodore Wright

, who will serve as a non-executive chairman …

Michael Amkreutz

, product management VP, has left online retailer His merchandising duties will be shared on an interim basis by North America president

S.C. Lee


Bernard Luthi

, the company’s marketing, web management and customer service VP …

Brian Rosenberg

, Ericsson North America executive VP/GM on the AT&T global account, joins Samsung Telecommunications America as sales senior VP for North America, reporting directly to president

Dale Sohn

… And radio personality

Howard Stern

signed a new five-year contract with Sirius XM satellite radio, which got exclusive rights to transmit Stern’s programming to mobile devices. Additional terms of the contract weren’t disclosed. Stern’s current contract was due to expire at the end of this month.


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