Bill Lee, a 15-year veteran of Sony Electronics, joins D&M Holdings, North America, as sales and marketing senior VP for Marantz America and Escient. He reports to fellow Sony veteran Bob Weissburg, president of D&M Sales and Marketing, North America... Frank Sadowski, formerly's VP/CE, has been appointed VP/global CE vendor management. His merchandising duties have been assumed by newly named electronics director Glenn Cunningham and Laurent Burman, wireless products director. All report to Kal Raman, who joined Amazon as senior VP/hardlines retail… Tom Coughlin will retire as vice chairman of Wal-Mart after 25 years with the company, effective Jan. 24, 2005, and will serve out his term as a director through June. His duties will be divided among senior managers… Clifford York, Westinghouse Digital Electronics' national sales manager, was promoted to sales VP...Jim Collmeyer, an ex-Coby and GPX executive, joins Vanguard USA's PVDM division as national sales manager, while Marty Meister, former exec with Coast Manufacturing and Phoenix Corp. of America, joins the division as national sales manager/photo... Stanley E. Freimuth, senior executive VP/chief administrative officer of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., has received the 2004 Harold W. Gegenheimer Award for industry service from the NPES, the association for printing, publishing and converting technologies... Patty Voss, trade show director for the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA), joins the National Systems Contractors Association with the same title. She will continue to run CEDIA's international shows... Kevin Kilpatrick has been appointed national sales manager, North America, for the Shure personal audio business unit… Don Wilmot,ex-Fry's, joins Good Guys as home audio senior buyer. . . Mark House named SpeakerCraft's creative director... Kevin McDonnell joins Memorex as senior VP/finance and chief financial officer after holding the same position at Catalytic Solutions…


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