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XM Satellite Radio has promoted three executives: Stephen R. Cook, senior VP of sales & marketing, is being promoted to executive VP; Steven P. Gavenas, senior VP, programming & new business development, is being promoted to executive VP; and Stellios J. Patsiokas, senior VP technology & engineering, is being promoted to executive VP…John Herrington, Amana's marketing VP, has been named sales VP of LG Electronics USA's Home Appliance Division… North America Retail Dealers Association (NARDA) has re-elected three dealers for three year terms on its board. The directors are: Michael Corder, Hod's Home Electronics Center, Waterford, Mich.; Kent Renier, Renier Co., Dubuque, Iowa; and Timothy Seavey, Seavey's Furniture and Appliance, Windham, Maine… As part of a series of layoffs at NPD Techworld, the following executives have left the company: George Meier, marketing director, James Hirschberg, Intelect CE director, and Susan Ungerleider, senior CE project director…Larry Carpenter, a 30-year CE veteran, joins Coby Electronics as western regional sales manager. Stewart Katz, another 30-year industry vet, joins the company as national sales manager reporting directly to sales & marketing VP Stewart Katz…Larry Stokes, executive VP of Medallion Cabinetry, has joined Viking Range as chairman, president and CEO of its Heritage Custom Cabinetry and chairman and CEO of Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry. Mike Eichenseer, president of Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry, adds chief operating officer to his present title.

Mark Messing, an ex-senior VP and general manager with Bozell Group's New York office, joins Best Buy Advertising as advertising strategy/business development VP. Julie Owen, former operations director of Best Buy Advertising, named business operations and integration VP…Will Veber, account manager with manufacturer's rep Audio Etc. of St. Peters, Mo., named sales manager…James P. Maddox, VP finance/controller for Canadian retailer InterTAN, named VP/chief financial officer…Michael C. Bailey, a warranty consultant to numerous CE and major appliance retailers, has joined Warrentech as president of its Canadian operations…


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