Gary Bennett, executive VP of sales for Hitachi, has left the company. Rick Stans, sales VP, has been named senior VP of sales and Leo Delaney, marketing director, has been named marketing VP… Brad Anderson, Best Buy's president/vice-chairman and chief operating officer, was elected to a two-year term as first vice chairman of the International Mass Retail Association (IMRA), which runs through May 2004. Also at Best Buy, Ray Aboyan was promoted to VP/retail operations, and Hank Dawson was promoted to VP/property development… John Prendergast named to the newly created position of digital imaging strategies VP at Fuji Photo Film… Michael Newman, ex-GE and Intimate Brands exec, named senior VP/chief financial officer of RadioShack, succeeding the late Dwain Hughes... Dave J. Reich, ex-design engineer/project manager of Theta Digital, named general manager… Michael L. Strange, former marketing director of Samsung Opto-Electronics America, named Niles Audio marketing director… Robert Raczkowski joins iM Networks as corporate development and finance VP… Howard Diamond promoted to VP/general manager of KnowledgeLINKS… Dan Cole, founding partner of start-up sales company 2SG, joins CEA as interim sales VP. He will work on CES and other CEA events until January 2002. In addition Jayne Dalton, CES operations director, named staff director/promotional sales.
Fay Wood, CEO of SatisFusion, has been picked as one of three charter members of the National Electronic Service Dealers Association's newly formed Advisory Committee… Robert A. Bandel, national accounts VP of Motion Systems, joins Emerson Radio as national sales manager… Frank Baffi appointed multimedia sales and marketing of NXT… Evan Stein, brand management director of Acclaim Entertainment, named brand VP… Michael Uxa, regional sales manager for Antenna Specialists' professional and cellular product lines, appointed national sales manager for the company's consumer electronics groups… Susan Sloatman, sales administration manager of AKG Acoustics, named customer service manager… Dr. Stelios (Stell) J. Patsiokas, senior VP for technology with XM Satellite Radio, will take on the additional duties of overseeing all of XM's technology and engineering efforts. Those new responsibilities were previously held by satellite executive Jack Wormington, who left the company to join Boeing Satellite Systems.