Max Wasinger, veteran Mitsubishi sales & marketing VP, adds senior VP to his title… Roberta Lewis, veteran audio/video executive and former PARA president and PRO Group director who was most recently VP/chief marketing officer at KnowledgeLink, joins Phase Technology as sales and marketing VP… Patricia F. Russo, Kodak president and chief operating officer, elected to the board of directors. Eric G. Rodli, who was recently named president of Kodak's Entertainment Imaging division, was elected a senior vice president. He replaces Joerg D. Agin, who recently announced his intention to retire… John Garrison rejoins Samsung as executive VP of sales and marketing for digital business in its Digital Consumer Electronics Division. Garrison left in 1997 to join AT&T as senior VP of national retail sales… Frank Ferrara was promoted to VP/extended service program development within the retail channel unit of Assurant Group, an extended warranty provider… Daniel Hourigan has joined N.E.W. Customer Service Companies after 30 years in retail as division president of service plan merchandising. Also joining the extended service contract provider are Beth McFadden as customer service director in Montana, and Ann Willard as workforce manager of the Montana call center… Bill McKiegan, North American sales & marketing director of Krell Industries named sales & marketing VP… Brett M. Johnson has been appointed president of Targus Inc., the U.S. division of Targus Group International, of which he also has been named president. Johnson had been managing director of the portable storage products company's Europe, Middle East and Africa operation the past four years.
AMX Corp. announced several management changes and promotions. Jean Nelson, ex-Brink's Home Security and Sensormatic executive, has been appointed VP and chief financial officer of AMX, succeeding Paul Fletcher, who leaves to pursue other opportunities. Carl Evans, operations and service VP of Samsung Telecommunications, named operations VP. Jim Hogan, former FSI International executive, joins the company as supply chain management director. Steve Byars, ex- Hollywood Casino Corp., named VP administration, and Tim Schaeffer, VP of Otari Corp. of America, joins AMX as GM of its West Coast office. AMX promotions include: Anna Stamatelatos as communications director, Lynnette Gracey to international sales director, Michael Peveler as training director, and Brian Hertia as director of the P3 program… Steve Mulnick, ex-national sales manager of Weltronics, joins Intellinet Controls as western regional sales manager… Brittany Nims, public relations/marketing director of CEDIA, promoted to communications director…Laurie Lutz, operations manager with Reed Exhibition Companies, joins CEA as operations staff director for International CES…Britt Wood was promoted from senior director to research, education and technology VP, and Gail Wood was promoted from manager to director of conferences and education, for the International Mass Retail Association (IMRA)…Stephen H. Powers, former president/CEO of Drive Entertainment, has been named president of Miller & Kreisel Sound of Chatsworth, Calif. Ken Kreisel, founder, chairman and president since the company's inception in 1973, will assume the role of CEO and devote more time to his role as chief design engineer.
Jack Hidley returns to NHT as engineering director for home and pro audio loudspeakers. Bill Bush, NHT's chief engineer, is leaving the Northern California area to pursue other interests…Jennifer Himeon joins Media System as marketing manager, a new position…Raleigh Wilson, senior VP of Jabra, adds the title of general manager.