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Fred Towns, former senior VP of sales and marketing for Panasonic, joins New Age Electronics as senior VP. (See story on p. 14.) In addition, New Age names Rick Whitmore customer operations director, and Sam Changizi information technology director… Gary Yacoubian, a 16-year MyerEmco AudioVideo veteran, named president/chief operating officer of the chain. Jon Myer continues as CEO… James Drummond, ex-DCL Communications managing director, joins NetStreams as sales VP, replacing Buzz Goddard, who has been named international sales VP… Bernie Sapienza, former Tweeter VP/merchandising, joins iBiquity Digital as VP/retail business development… Former Tweeter exec Noah Herschman founds Plug & Play, a marketing and sales consultancy… Tweeter has promoted Frank Roshinski to VP/video merchandising and Dave Tovissito VP/in-home services… Circuit City general counsel W. Stephen Cannon has left for a law firm partnership, no successor named… OfficeMax retail president Gary Peterson and chief financial officer Brian Anderson have resigned amid an investigation of $3.3 million in fraudulent rebate claims billed to a vendor during 2003 and 2004… Office Depot names former global e-commerce head Monica Luechtefeld as executive VP/strategy and development, a new position… Best Buy promotes former Canadian operations chief Tom Healy to executive VP/Best Buy For Business, a new position…Tom Harvey, former VP/GM of Faroudja, named Norcent sales and marketing senior VP… Toy industry veteran Jack Dromgold joins KB Toys as general manager/sales and marketing for the company's wholesale division… Ingram Micro has promoted Keith Bradley to executive/VP and president of its North American region. He had been interim president of the region since last June…Sam Taylor, Orion founder and an IASCA founder, named VP mobile entertainment at Phoenix Gold. Most recently, he was VP of new market development at Concept Car Audio and Video of City of Industry, Calif. … Mark Glazier, ex-Madrigal, named executive VP of AudioQuest…ServiceBench, Inc., a provider of Web-based service supply chain management applications, appointed Vincent Zumbo chief financial officer… Crestron Electronics, maker of control and automation solutions for the connected home, has named Jeffrey Singer public relations manager… Raymond Griffin, formerly with installer Audio Images, names regional sales manager for Harman Specialty Group's Lexicon and Revel brands… Bill Wheartyhas been appointed VP/sales, Consumer Electronics Group at Sennheiser. He will continue to act as VP/telecommunications, a position he has held since mid-2003… Battery maker Rayovac has named Philip Pellegrino executive VP/global sales, responsible for development and support of global sales strategies, customer relationships and sales force integration… Electrolux has promoted general managers Rob Newcombe to VP/national accounts and Greg Miller to VP/national and commercial sales, succeeding retired VP/sales Michael Piraino.


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