Stan Hametz, Panasonic mdsg. sr. VP, and Richard Lovisolo, Panasonic Service pres., reassigned to new corporate special project posts, eff. April 1. Tedd Rozylowicz, ex-Sharp, moves to Fujitsu General as sales & mktg. VP. Edward Griffin, former Geneva Group pres., joins Recoton as sr. national sales VP for the core accessory group. Terry Koike promoted at Brother Intl. (U.S.) from exec VP to pres., succeeding H. Gunji, who continues as chmn. Peter Stouffer advances at Code-Alarm from mfg. VP to pres./COO, succeeding founder Rand Mueller, who continues as pres./CEO. Steve Nickerson, ex-Toshiba, joins Time Warner Home Video as worldwide DVD mktg. VP. Gary Morin, Lexmark CFO, and Bernard Masson, Consumer Printer Div. Pres., named corp. exec VPs. Heikki Karl Dozier promoted at Techcraft to sales & mktg. VP. Chris Frey joins Altec Lansing Technologies as OEM sales VP. David McLennan promoted at Canadian DBS operator Bell ExpressVu from VP/finance and COO to pres. James Stoffel advances at Kodak to R&D dir. Jack Chang named assoc. dir. Robert Brust, ex-Unisys, joins as CFO. Nelson Chan advances at SanDisk to mktg. sr. VP. Barry Seiden appointed Gem Sound sales & mktg. dir. Jami Dover, Intel, VP and worldwide mktg. operations dir., named a corp. officer. Ann Lewnes, consumer mktg. dir. and Eric Mentzer, sales applications/mktg. & svcs. dir., named VPs in the Sales & Mktg. Group. Kevin Clancey named gen. dir., human resources at Delphi Delco. Bernard Stolar, ex-Sega and Sony Computer, appointed pres., Mattel Interactive.
Phil Schoonover moves at Best Buy from sr. VP, digital, consumer electronics mdsg., to sr. VP, digital solutions in a realignment. Mike London, former sr. VP of mdsg., gen. merchandise, named sr. VP, gen. mdsg. mgr., responsible for music & movie software, with oversight for consumer electronics, appliances, space mgmt. & visual mdsg. Gary Arnold, sr. VP, mdsg., will be responsible for the new Redline Entertainment Div. which will develop and market digital entertainment products. David Morrish, sr. VP computer mdsg., adds responsibility for printers & digital imaging. Wayne Inouye continues as sr. VP computer hardware including configure-to-order product. Jeff Stone, Tweeter Home Entertainment pres./COO, adds CEO post, succeeding Sandy Bloomberg, who continues as chmn. Francesca Spinelli promoted at Tandy from VP to sr. VP, people. Ronald Sargent, Staples pres., named to board. Appointments at Staples.com: Christine Komola, VP/CFO; J.B. Lyon, business svcs. VP. Douglas Tracey named e-commerce & logistics sr. VP at Musicland Stores. William Cary, GE Capital financial planning & analysis mgr., named VP. Jim Ilson resigns as Merisel pres., duties assumed by Ron Smith, N. American Distribution pres., and William Page, sr. VP/GM, Open Computing Alliance. Richard Neely joins Beyond.com as finance VP/CFO. Olaf Olafsson, former Sony Interactive Entertainment pres., joins Time Warner Digital Media as vice chmn. Marc Andreessen, AOL founder, launches LoudCloud, a software and services provider to e-commerce web sites. Susanne Carlson rejoins mktg. services firm BDS Mktg. as business development & planning director.