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Rick Souder, the former VP/general merchandise manager for Circuit City, joins Crutchfield as executive VP/merchandising, a new position …Greg Caves, who joined Hitachi earlier this year, returns to Runco as North American sales director …Richard Goldberg, sales VP of Coby Electronics, has been named executive VP. Replacing him is ex-sales VP of GPX, Jim CollmeyerAndy Wright will resign as president of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association effective Sept. 30 "to pursue another opportunity." The SBCA's finance committee and board of directors has started the search process for Wright's permanent replacement, the organization said. Wright began his role as SBCA president in August 2001, replacing Chuck Hewitt. He had previously served as SBCA VP, covering legislative and regulatory issues …Stephen Brothers promoted to president of Apex Digital. In addition Stan Jozwiak, operations VP, named executive VP; Gary Bennett, sales VP, promoted to senior VP sales/marketing; and Sal Fiore, former sales operation manager, named assistant to the president …

AVB/Brand Source's Home Entertainment Source division has named a board of directors. Chuck Barger of Audio Visionaries is president, Randy Wilson of Wilson Audio Video is VP, Bob Cole of Worldwide Stereo is secretary and Ben Albaugh of Robert Paul TV is treasurer. Board members at large are: Stuart Schuster of Marvin Electronics; Andy Kersey of Hamilin Kersey; and Simon Zreczny of Audio Consultants …Ed Mims promoted to worldwide sales sales for Cerwin-Vega and studio-monitor maker KRK, both owned by The Stanton Group of Hollywood, Fla. …John Yoon returns to Namsung America, being named chief manufacturing officer. Yoon served seven years in a variety of management positions with parent company Namsung Corp. of Korea…John Lockhart and Ariel Barnett named product development managers at Niles Audio …Michael Laurino, founder of home theater seating maker Premiere Home Theatre Surroundings, steps up to CEO position, while executive VP Kim Schneider handles day-to-day business operations. VP/sales and marketing Bill Johnson left Premiere in July …Bill Passman named engineering director of Russound …Lisa Schultz joins Kmart as senior VP and chief creative officer, the top store merchandising spot, and Bruce Johnson was appointed senior VP/supply chain.


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