Chang Ki-hyung, promoted at Daewoo Electronics from VP, consumer electronics operations to pres.-CEO, succeeding Yan Jae-yeol, who retains responsibility for attracting foreign investment. Martin Pichinson, a mgmt. consultant, named interim CEO at ORA Electronics, replacing Gershon Cooper, who is stepping down as pres. for medical reasons but is continuing as chmn. George Lynch, ex-Panasonic Automotive Electronics, moves to XM Satellite Radio as OEM sales dir. based in Detroit and responsible for relations with auto mfrs.
Tom Campbell, spokesperson and dir. at L.A. retailer Ken Crane's, named technical dir. for the Joint Commission on Presidential Debates, co-sponsored by the Democratic & Republican National Committees. Kent Brodsho, ex-USSB, joins as regional retail mktg. & distribution mgr. Anthony Masiello named bcst. operations VP. Steve Switzer promoted at Fuji Photo to special mktg. national accts. mgr. at the New Business Development Group. Loren Roth advances at Sauder from intl. sales mgr. to intl. sales dir. Robert Blanchard, a Procter & Gamble sector pres., named to Best Buy board, replacing the retired Culver Davis. Charles Canter advances at Lowe's from sr. VP-gen. mdse mgr. to Northern Div. store operations sr. VP. Gene Russell, ex-Smartalk Teleservices, one-time Soundesign, joins ThinkLink, a start-up provider of free communications services to consumers, as sales VP. Anthony Grimani, ex-Dolby Labs and Lucasfilm THX, forms Performance Media Industries of San Anselmo, Calif., a multichannel A/V consulting firm. Mark Edwards named exec VP at Product Movement Plus. Gina Edwards appointed mktg. dir.. Bill Snow joins Active Research as engineering VP.