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Dan Schinasi joins Samsung's visual displays product group as senior marketing manager for projection TV. He was previously senior manager for product planning for the front projector business at Sharp … Peter Whitsett has succeeded Ray Brown as chief CE merchant at Kmart … Best Buy has promoted Ruby Anik to advertising and promotional marketing senior VP … Noah Herschman, ex-Tweeter and most recently a consultant, joins as A/V director … Andy Willcox, president of ProLine Integrated Systems, has been elected president of the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA). The organization also named its executive committee, who are: Ken Smith, VP, Custom Electronics, Falmouth, Maine; Larry Dashiell, treasurer, HomeTech Systems, Petaluma, Calif.; Utz Baldwin, secretary, AD Systems, Houston,; and past president Ray Lepper, Home Media Stores, Midlothian, Va. CEDIA's 2005-2006 board include: Andrew Ard, KA Marketing, Lewisville, Tex.; Rick Bergamaschi, Runco International, Union City, Calif.; Larry Dashiell, HomeTech Systems, Petamula, Calif.; Rich Green, Rich Green Ink, Palo Alto, Calif.; John Litt, Custom System Technologies, Austin, Tex.; Randy Stearns, Engineered Environments, Oakland, Calif.; Randy Wilson, Wilson Home Theater Systems, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; and Jeff Zemank, Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa. … Mobile headset maker Shure appointed three directors: Steve Doering, global product planning; Theresa Quinn-Accurso, global finance; and Kai Lehnert, marketing and sales EMEA Heilbronn. In addition Michelle Kohler was named director/global marketing communications, and Susan Keeley product marketing manager.


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