Lloyd Ward, ex-chairman/CEO of Maytag, joins iMotors, a direct-reseller of certified cars and trucks, as chairman/CEO.William Maggs, chief technology officer of Palm Inc., resigns but will consult for the company.Mark Jamieson, ex-Broadcast Electronics and Dictaphone exec, joins SatisFusion as corporate sales VP.Michael J. Grainger named president/chief operating officer of Ingram Micro.Kevin Burke, formerly with Balaton Marketing, joins high-end audio maker Adcom as national sales manager, responsible for Adcom, KEF America and Celestion America.Marty Levine, veteran consumer electronics journalist who was most recently editor and publisher of Digital Technology Report, joins iVAST Corp. as VP of business development, consumer platforms.John Duerden, CEO of Lernout & Hauspie, steps down and is replaced by Philippe Bodson.Vitas A. Stukas, Hoover's finance VP, named VP/controller of Maytag, a new position. No successor named yet at Hoover.Philip Russo, operations director for the International Recording Media Association (IRMA) named executive director. Also, IRMA has elected new officers: Bruce Allan of Harris Broadcast Communications Division, has been named chairman of the group; Lou Vaccarelli, BMG Entertainment, elected chairman-elect; Phil Clement of Deluxe Entertainment Services, VP; Paul Scott, of Technicolor, executive VP; Lambert Dielesen of Toolex International, European VP; Jim Fiedler of Technology Marketing Associates, treasurer; and Charles Van Horn continues as president of IRMA.
David J. Ripp, former sales director of QuVIS, named east coast sales manager of Theta Digital.Stefan Reuter named president of Oregon Scientific, replacing David Childers, who left the company to establish a consulting business.Chris Byrne has been named VP/general manager of NHT (Now Hear This), a unit of Recoton. Jess Quintana joins NHT as national product trainer, a new post.Dan Auclair, SanDisk's senior VP of business development and licensing, retires following "an extended leave of absence," the company said.Greg Stidsen, sales and marketing director for NAD Electronics of America, named product planning director for NAD Electronics International.Kevin Burke, an industry veteran most recently with Balaton Marketing, a Washington D.C. rep firm, joins Adcom as national sales manager.Fedders' Daryl G. Erbs has been named senior VP of technology, while Jordan L. Bruno has been named VP of taxes. Michael Ducker, executive VP/international for Federal Express, has been elected to Fedders' board.Vince Schuster joins the sales staff at Electrograph as Mid-Atlantic sales manager, responsible for sales in Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C. and North Carolina.