Thomas Rhee advances at Samsung from digital mktg. dir. to VP mktg., digital convergence products (DVD, MP3, digital cameras). Kevin Proctor, former national acct. sales dir., promoted to Home Appliance Group sales & mktg. VP. James Sanduski, A/V product mktg. dir., named mkts. dir., visual media products, responsible for all TVs. Al Levene promoted at JVC from East Coast branch mgr. to VP/mdse. mgr. at the just-formed New Products & Special Mkts. Div. Frank Taylor named mgr., presentation products at the new Visual Systems Div. Greg Duplin promoted at Hoover to national accts. dir. Tom Mills advances to parts & svcs. dir. David Sym-Smith, ex-Aerial Communications, named Command Audio sales & mktg. VP. Steven Gavenas, ex-WorldSpace, named XM Satellite Radio sr VP, new business development. Bo Ericsson named product mktg. VP at SanDisk. Jose Flahaux appointed VP/business systems. David Urbani resigns as Maytag VP/treas., replacement unannounced. Jim Davidson advanced at Hitachi Data Systems to VP/gen. mgr., U.S. sales. Frank Fowler named worldwide corp. communications VP. Yutaka Ichijo appointed JVC's PR Dept. gen. mgr. in Yokohama, succeeding Makoto Nakamura, now gen. mgr. of JVC's new World Cup Business Promotion Department.
Steve Eastman promoted at Target from sr. audio buyer to div. mdse. mgr., electronics, succeeding VP Steve Birke, now responsible for home decor. Gary Peterson, ex-Blockbuster, one-time Wal-Mart, joins Office Max as pres.-COO, new post. Arnold Grothues named VP/legal affairs and Dennis Feeney VP/commercial sales at RadioShack.com. Matthew Moriarty promoted to VP/loss prevention and security at Tandy. Richard Coleman promoted at Rainbow Rentals to Mich. region supervisor. Michael Zagar named supervisor for Eastern Pa. markets.