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Jerry Kalov, retired Cobra pres., resigns from the company's board. Ed Brown, ex-Recoton Home Audio, joins Sonance as global market sales dir. Tom Yerke, ex-Polaroid, named Sonance business development director for DIY business division. Satjiv Chahil, onetime Sony, joins Palm as chief mktg. officer; Barry Cottle, ex- Disney TeleVentures, named COO/content and access; William Maggs, ex-Inktomi, named chief technology officer; Doug Solomon, ex-Interval Research, appointed chief strategy officer. Lilian Fossum joins Electrolux (Sweden) as sr. VP, staff organizational development and management, succeeding Mike Regan, now managing dir. for U.K. operations. Dave Burlington, ex-PeopleSoft, named pres. of WarrantyNow, provider of extended svc. contracts to e-tailers. Mark Thompson, exec producer for, elected to Best Buy board. William Lansing, former Fingerhut pres., rejoins GE as CEO of NBC Internet, replacing Chris Kitze, who continues as vice chmn. Jeffrey Sherman promoted at Federated Dept. Stores to chmn./CEO of Federated Direct, a new unit that will include Fingerhut's e-commerce business. Edward Knapp, Nextwave Telecom co-founder, joins PacketVideo as sr. VP/wireless distribution. Don Gilpin joins CEDIA as tradeshows director.


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