Sidney Harman, founder and executive chairman of Harman International Industries, will receive the Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA) Medal of Honor for 2002 at the EIA's Government-Industry Dinner on April 23 in Washington D.C. Each year the EIA presents the Medal of Honor to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the electronics industry …Bill McGorry, senior VP of Reed Business Information's Television Group (of which TWICE is part), will receive the 2002 Joel A. Berger Award by Cable Positive, an AIDS action organization for the cable and telecommunications industry. The award is given to an executive in the industry who has made an outstanding contribution in the fight against AIDS. The event, called "Absolutely Positive," will be held on April 25 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. Hosted by comedian Jon Stewart, McGorry will be roasted during a '70s-themed variety show with music provided by the B-52's. For ticket/table reservations contact Sandy Friedman at 212-463-6740 or email email@example.com.
Douglas Scott, ex-Pizza Hut and Ray-Ban marketing exec, joins RadioShack as VP/marketing for the chain's Connecting People Strategic Business Unit, which includes wireless communications … Heidi Schweizer joins Samsung as senior marketing communications manager for its Digital Information Technology Division …Magnus Yngen was appointed president of Electrolux Floor Care, succeeding Hans Straberg who was assumes the president/CEO spot for parent company Electrolux Group …Brian Judy has joined rep group Audio etc. as sales manager for Eastern and Southern Missouri and Southern Illinois …Millard Barron, formerly chief operating officer of Wal-Mart Stores International, has joined The Home Depot as senior VP/store merchandising …Vito Salvaggio, ex-Apple, Accrue Software executive, joins Roxio as product management VP …Dee Farr has been appointed to the position of Western regional sales manager at Russound …Marnie Uihlein was promoted from sales associate to junior marketing manager of U-Line Corp., makers of undercounter refrigeration products …John Lang, senior executive VP and chief operating officer of Epson America, was named president and CEO of the company. He replaces Noria Niwa, who was named managing director and chief executive of Seiko Epson's imaging and information products.