Bob Thacker, ex-Sears and Target exec, joins OfficeMax as senior VP/marketing and advertising … David Young of The Sound Room, Chesterfield, Mo., has been elected president of the Home Theater Specialists of America (HTSA) while David Wexler of The Little Guys in Glenwood, Ill. has been elected VP. Bob Gullo of Electronics Design Group is a new member to HTSA's board. Returning to its board are: Franklin Karp of Harvey Electronics, John Robbins of Hi Fi House, Brian Hudkins of Gramophone Ltd., Leon Soo Hoo of Paradyme, Chuck Abbott of Abbott's Audio Video, and Roger Koehler of The Big Picture... Jonathan Leiman, ACAS Principal, John Nino, CEO of Electro-Component Assembly, Kim Korth, president/owner of IRN and Mike Jacob, chief operating officer and financial officer of Sportsvision, join the board of Unwired Technology. Larry Richenstein, founder, president & CEO, is also a member of the board ... M. Jeannie Vogler, former Sanyo Fisher USA and Norcent Technology executive, joins Apex Digital as sales & marketing VP ... Bill Johannesen named sales VP of AVAD, the custom home entertainment technology distributor ... Jodi Maugham joined Universal Electronics as a senior product manager, coming from Epson Home Entertainment Group … John Heffelfinger, a 25-year industry veteran, has joined Crestron as consultant market development regional manager for the mid-Atlantic area ... Chris Brunhaver, ex-Adire Audio international/technical sales, joins BG as product manager, a newly-created position ... Rick Young, ex-BDI Laguna and North Acoustics, named sales and marketing director of Cardinal Electronics... Bonnie Perella, former Panamax and Netstreams exec, joins Atlantic Technology as national sales manager ... David Moore, senior technical regional associate for ELAN's southeastern territory, named product line manager for user interfaces ... Paul McDonough, BJ Wholesale Club's chief financial officer, has left the company and been succeeded on an interim basis by Frank Forward, chief administrative officer ... Frank Brady named field director of manufacturer's reps and Eric Lardner central region market development director of Digital Projection International. Lardner continues to be responsible for the west coast region... Steve Samson joins Tweeter Home Entertainment Group as VP/system engineering …Rob Damrow joins SED International as consumer electronics director to expand the distributor's CE roster.


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