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Jay Vandenbree, senior VP of LG Electronics USA, will retire on Jan. 4. Vandenbree, who has been with LG Electronics USA for the past four years after 23 years with Sony Electronics, will officially retire as of Jan. 4 but stay on an advisory capacity through the first quarter of 2014, according to LG. A replacement will be announced during December, LG said ... Mike Duke, Walmart Stores president/CEO, will be succeeded in February by international division chief Doug McMillon. Duke, 63, has held the discounter’s top post since 2009 … Huey Long, executive VP of RadioShack, has left the retailer and Mark Boerio has joined to head up inventory operations. Boerio, formerly of Belk Department Stores, assumes the newly created post of inventory planning and allocation senior VP ... Alex Rivera, formerly Panasonic display group sales manager, has been named consumer electronics sales director for Hisense USA. He will report to Peter Erdman, Hisense USA consumer electronics sales VP … Nolan Pike, ex-Sears Kenmore brand VP/general manager, joins Electrolux as senior VP and general manager for its North American cooking business, reporting directly to Jack Truong, Electrolux’s CEO. Pike will replace John Terzo, who is retiring after spending 32 years with Electrolux … Blake DeSimone, who has been the chief financial officer for D+M Group’s America’s business, has been appointed to acting president of the company’s Americas sales and marketing organization, filling the position vacated by Brian Poggi, who left in October as part of a restructuring … David Goldschmidt has joined Velodyne as national sales director … BlackBerry reported that COO Kristian Tear and chief marketing officer Frank Boulben will leave the struggling smartphone maker, and James Yersh will replace Brian Bidulka as chief financial officer. Replacements for Tear and Boulben were not named … Tanya Anderson Perry, formerly with BlackBerry and LG Electronics, has joined Shopguard Systems as U.S. sales, marketing and operations VP.


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