Brian Klosterman, ex-StarSight Telecast/Gemstar, joins Geocast Network Systems as exec VP/mktg., sales and advtg. . Carl Yankowski, onetime Sony America pres., resigns as Reebok pres. after 14 months in post to join 3Com as CEO of the Palm Computing business that is being spun off as a separate corporation . Eric Geller and Walter Allen, both ex-AmPro, now pres. and technology VP, respectively, of Elite Video, Woburn, Mass., formed to market EliteVision-brand video products and provide customer support for owners of AmPro product . Ed Long, ex-JVC, joins mobile audio specialist New Era Technologies, which will be introducing the Formula Competition line at CES, as national sales mgr. . Alden Stiefel, former Clifford Electronics exec VP, joins Audio Products Inc. as pres. Ted Hedricks, moves with Stiefel and is now API sales & mktg. dir. John Studley, ex-Avital Technologies, joins as product development dir. . Jerry Kalov, retired Cobra Electronics pres., elected to Recoton board . Ralph Justus promoted at CEA to VP, technology & standards, succeeding George Hanover, retired.
David Morrish advances at Best Buy to sr. VP, mdsg., computers. New VPs: Wayne Bourne, logistics and transportation; Bill Cody, video & home audio; Sandy Feuer, retail installation svcs; Rick Gunderson, sales development; Jennifer Johnston Schaidler, advtg.; Sean Skelley, corp. support svcs. Mark Nettesheim & J. D. Wilson named retail operations VPs. Appointed region sales VPs: Tom Healy, Steve Hehir, Phil Lee, Tim McGeehan, Mark Overgard, Rich Robokoff . Mike McManus, Dow Stereo/Video mdsg. VP, moves from San Diego to Canton, Mass., to join parent Tweeter Home Entertainment as Internet mdse. mgr. . Daniel Thobe, ex-Breuner's Home Furnishings, joins Roberds as VP/controller and chief acctg. officer. Jeffrey Rutherford, OfficeMax CFO, advances from exec VP to sr. exec VP . Named major acct. execs at GERS Retail Systems: Catherine Cowley, Canadian retail market; Bob Swanson, west region; Rick Diviesti, west region ConsumerDirect product; Todd Farrell, east region ConsumerDirect product . Nestor Cano, Tech Data U.S. sales & mktg. exec VP, moves up to corp. pres./COO, succeeding Anthony Ibarguen, resigned to join Internet Capital Group . Linda Oberg advances at Panasonic to national dir., Technics Music Academy . David MacWhorter, sr. sales & mktg. VP/COO at PictureVision, a Kodak digital imaging subsidiary, named interim CEO, pending the naming of a permanent replacement for Michael Foss, resigned . Paul Liao, Panasonic Technologies pres., named to board of the Matsushita Foundation, assuming the seat vacated by retired Matsushita America pres. Richard Kraft.