Robert Minkhorst, Philips Consumer Electronics U.S. president, adds profit and loss responsibility for U.S. product groups; Des Power named Television Group general manager, and Thorsten Broch named Video (VCR and DVD) Group general manager; both will succeed James Newborough, TV/Video Division senior VP and general manager, when he retires at the end of the year . Raymond Brown, formerly Brand Central business marketing manager, succeeds Chuck Cebuhar as Sears' VP/general merchandise manager for home electronics and home office. Cebuhar promoted to chief merchant of Sears.com . NormanGoldberg, ex-CEO/executive VP of Fortunoff, named chief operating officer of The Wiz . Fedders chairman/CEO Michael B. Etter named president and chief operating officer, both new positions. He will report to vice chairman/CEO Sal Giordano Jr. Other Fedders appointments include: Michael Giordano, executive VP of finance and administration; Kent E. Hansen, executive VP/secretary; Judy Katz, strategic planning VP; and Marlene Volpe, human resources VP. Robert N. Edwards, VP/general counsel, and John Salerno, information systems VP, named Fedders corporate officers ... Code-Alarm appointments to senior management: sales & marketing VP Michael Schroder named marketing and business development VP, a new position; manufacturer manager David Rupert appointed operations VP and JoeDentamaro, a 10-year company veteran who has handled a variety of sales roles, has been named field sales director . Jeff McGannon, former director of Panasonic Automotive Electronics Business' General Motors and European Division, joins USA Digital Radio as director of OEM business development.
Hugh Martin, president/CEO of ONI Systems, has joined ReplayTV's board . L. Virginia Williams, ex- technical and education services director for the Security Industry of America, named engineering director for the Consumer Electronics Association . Joseph J. Carfora, sales general manager for Nikon's Electronic Imaging Department, promoted to Nikon VP/national account sales for consumer digital products and compact cameras, a new post; national sales manager David C. Lee has been named sales VP of the Photo Sales Division; and Nikon general counsel John P. Brown named VP/general counsel . Alan ElShafei, formerly with TDI Batteries, named engineering VP with JBRO Batteries . Noel Lee, owner and founder of Monster Cable, presented with the 14th annual Ernst & Young Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the manufacturing category.