James Wellnitz advances at Vidikron from sales & mktg. exec VP to pres./CEO. Mark Alspach, ex- Synelec, joins as operations VP. Hany Hussein named finance VP. Alan Russo appointed international dir. Andy Mintz promoted at Philips to sr. VP/gen. mgr., Audio. Des Power advances to audio systems VP. Steven Billingsley appointed room air conditioner product mgr. for Friedrich Air Conditioning. Mike Brief advances at Appliance Div. to metro N.Y.-N.J. area mgr. Robert Mueller, ex-Panasonic & Sony, joins JVC Professional Products as exec VP responsible for sales & mktg. Jeff Scoon, founder of Xtant Technologies, joins JL Audio as VP/Electronics Div., responsible for product development, production & svc. William Salge, ex-Clifford Electronics, appointed national sales mgr. at Ungo, Clarion's security products mktg. subsidiary. Stephen Huhn, ex-IBM Global Svcs., moves to Hewlett-Packard as VP/mktg. & business development for the worldwide services organization. Sai Naimpally advances at Panasonic AVC American Labs (digital TV R&D) from sr. VP to pres./COO, succeeding Jukka Hamalainen, retired. Carl Mandelbaum, ex-JVC, joins plasma display distributor Electrograph Systems as mktg. VP. Mike Jaffe, former IASCA exec dir., joins the rival soundoff promoter USAC as west region dir. James Ashurst named SBCA communications dir., replacing Jennifer Buckley, resigned.
Carl Liebert, ex-GE Appliances, joins Circuit City Group as operations VP. Cathy Stauffer appointed mdsg. VP at Good Guys. Richard Gazlay, operations dir., named VP. Martin Moad promoted at Tandy from investor relations VP to VP/treas., succeeding Loren Jensen, now VP/finance. Kent Foster, former GTE pres., named Ingram Micro CEO, succeeding Jerre Stead, who continues as chmn. until May, when Foster will add that post as well. Larry Boyd named sr. VP/legal svcs. Cynthia McGuire advances to human resources VP. Robert Bowman, Outpost.com CEO and onetime ITT pres., named to board of Mexican retailer Grupo Elektra. Daniel Griffin appointed VP/sales & mktg., and Bob Adkinson named VP/chief information officer of Damark's ClickShip Direct, a subsidiary providing support and fulfillment services to Internet marketers selling to consumers. Lois Mosgrove joins BDS Mktg. as sales promotion VP. Heather Anderson named acct. supervisor. Abdul Rasheedi advances at Tyler Retail Systems to Technology Group VP. Patricia Huston promoted to Programming Group VP. John Ahearn, Siemens, named vice chmn., MultiMedia Telecommunications Association.