E. Mark Rajkowski named chief operating officer of Kodak's Digital & Applied Imaging division and Philip Gerskovich named chief strategist of the division and general manager of the division's Software & Digital Services business …Don Norris named software engineer at Russound while Brian Marshall becomes hardware engineer. In addition Chuck Fortier was named sales manager, Steve Dube was appointed inside sales manager and Steve LeBlanc becomes international sales coordinator …Dan Mason, former president of the Infinity Radio group, hired by iBiquity Digital to promote adoption of HD Radio technology by radio stations …James Gist, ex-Monster Cable exec, has joined the AVAD distributor group as national sales manager …Carl-Henric Svanberg, CEO of lock maker Assa Abloy, joins LM Ericsson as CEO/president, replacing Kurt Hellstrom, who had been president for four years …Merrell M. Tomlin, executive VP/global sales at battery maker Rayovac, has retired. Rayovac global sales now will managed regionally, with Stephen Shanesy, exec VP, handling North America …Keith Neave, ex-Riva Custom Audio Video Products' operations manager, joins SpeakerCraft as customer service director.
Robert Niblock, executive VP/CFO at Lowe's becomes president, assuming the post from chairman/CEO Robert Tillman; effective March 1. Other changes at Lowe's include executive VP/operations Larry Stone named senior executive VP/operations; executive VP/merchandising Dale Pond appointed senior executive VP/merchandising; VP/financial planning & analysis Robert Hull, promoted to senior VP/CFO; and VP/information technology & strategy Steven Stone named senior VP/information systems. Also, executive VP/logistics & technology Thomas Whiddon has retired …William R. (Randy) Taylor appointed Eastern regional sales manager for Audio Products International.