Len Langsner, ex-Thomson Consumer Electronics and Zenith exec, joins NUWAVE Technologies as sales VP … Procter & Gamble veteran R. Stephen Barrett, Jr., was tapped as executive VP/CFO of Whirlpool. He succeeds Mark Brown, who was named senior VP/global strategic sourcing … BJ's Wholesale Club executive VP/operations Michael T. Wedge was named president/CEO, succeeding 12-year company veteran Jack Nugent, who resigned for personal reasons. His departure follows that of Sam's Club president/CEO Tom Grimm, who retired last month after Wal-Mart CEO Lee Scott labeled the division's performance "disappointing." Grimm was succeeded by Kevin Turner, formerly Wal-Mart's chief information officer, and will share responsibilities with Wal-Mart Stores president/CEO Tom Coughlin …Jim Hirschberg, a former CE analyst with NPDIntelect, has been named national sales director at Partsearch Technologies, which sources OEM replacement parts for retailers and consumers … Gap and J. Crew veteran Debra Brummer was named VP of Musicland.com …Rick James has joined the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) as director/standards and certification programs …Dorothy Ryan and Karen Stevenson have joined Keystone Marketing as VP/business development and director of marketing, respectively. The company provides field support for CE vendors ... Lee Skinner, owner of Morris' Best Brands Plus of Macon, Ga., was elected to the board of Best Brands Plus.