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Hugh Panero, CEO of XM Satellite Radio, to leave the company this month and be replaced on a temporary basis by Nate Davis, XM president/COO, who will serve as president/ interim CEO ... OmniMount has promoted three key executives. Garret Weyand, former president/CEO, has been promoted to vice chairman. Geoff Miller, former executive VP, has been promoted to president and Raymond Nakano, former VP/controller, has been promoted to executive VP/chief financial officer ... Julie Gilbert, Best Buy's retail training chief, has been given added responsibility for overseeing the company's strategy to increase its market share with female consumers and been promoted to senior VP. She will continue to lead Best Buy's retail training and leadership development functions, and will maintain her role as head of the company's women's leadership forum (WOLF), an employee resource group that promotes innovation ... Mark Crandell, former Sharp Electronics regional sales associate VP, has been promoted to the company's newly created position of channel marketing and sales associate VP ... Peter Moore, ex-Microsoft entertainment and devices division corporate VP, joins Electronic Arts' EA Sports Label in September ... Kevin M. Murai, president/COO of Ingram Micro, to resign from the company at the end of 2007 and relocate to Toronto to care for his family. Alain Monie, executive VP and president of Ingram Micro Asia-Pacific, replaced Murai, effective Aug. 1. There will be a five-month transition period in which Murai will transfer his duties to Monie ... Robert Stephens, founder of Geek Squad, will deliver the Electronic House Expo (EHX) Fall 2007 keynote address at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., according to the Consumer Electronics Association, the show's producer ... Tom DeFiglio, ex-Dolby Labs, appointed to Parasound's technical services group …. Paul Norton, most recently executive sales director for the Americas at Hannspree California, has joined Hitachi America's ubiquitous platform systems division as sales director, Eastern zone and buying groups … Dave Peet promoted to Definitive Technology executive VP from sales VP, and Paul DiComo named to newly created position of marketing VP following tenure as marketing manager for Polk Audio, owned by Definitive parent Directed Electronics … Peter Hoekstra has joined the Association of Home Appliance Retailers (AHAM) as technical services VP, leading the trade group's technical services department ... Mike Norona, a 19-year Best Buy veteran, named to the newly created position of president of financial services … Tony Mercado promoted to new Kenwood position of marketing development manager, having been with the company since 1999 ... Walt Zerbe, ex-product manager at OnQ/Legrand, named Russound's product manager for emerging technologies ... Best Buy has promoted Bill Thompson from territory customer experience director to territory general manager VP for the Mid-Atlantic region. He succeeds Neil McPhail, who was promoted to growth operations senior VP … Omnimount promoted three top executives: Garret Weyand, former president/CEO, promoted to vice chairman; Geoff Miller, former executive VP, promoted to president; Raymond Nakano, former VP/controller, promoted to executive VP/chief financial officer.


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