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Rick Calacci, Sharp Electronics Consumer Electronics Group senior VP and general manager, resigned "to work closer to his family in the Midwest," the company said. While a permanent replacement has not been named, in the interim Noboru Fujimoto, president of Sharp Electronics Marketing Corporation of America (SEMCA), will serve as acting general manager. Calacci "will assist in the orderly transition of his responsibilities," the company said …Hideaki Irie named president and chief operating officer of SEGA of America. He was previously CEO of videogame publisher AgeTec ... Warren Lieberfarb, former head of Warner Home Video, joins the board of Sirius Satellite Radio…Mark Karnes, ex-retail marketing director for personal communications at Motorola North America, named client strategy director at BDS Marketing.... VAC Service Corp. promotes Jeff Hayden to business development director, Operations Division, and Catrina Beader to client relations director ... Michael Laurino, founder of home theater seating maker Premiere Home Theatre Surroundings named CEO. Executive VP Kim Schneider will lead day-to-day business operations, sales manager Dayna Small will oversee order processing and marketing manager Lisa Shapiro will manage marketing communications functions… Energizer Holdings president Pat Mannix to retire next March after 40 years with the battery maker …Jeff Hayden was named to the new post of director of business development at VAC Service Corp. Also, Catrina Beader was appointed director of client relations, and Barry Gosset was named director of risk detention …Bob Lewis was appointed assistant VP/product development and support, a new position at Dacor, the high-end kitchen appliance resource …Frank Menditch has been appointed to the board of directors of ServiceBench, a provider of Web-based service supply chain management applications ... DirecTV chairman Eddy Hartenstein and former Primedia chairman Tom Rogers join TiVo's board of directors.


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