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Vitelli, Bonan Leave Sony

Park Ridge, N.J. – Sony Electronics continued to lose upper echelon executives this week with Mike Vitelli resigning yesterday, joining James Bonan who gave his notice last week.

Vitelli, a senior VP and general manager who worked at Sony for 23 years, left the company today. A Sony spokesman did not know what his future plans entailed. Bonan, also a senior VP and general manager for corporate strategy, is expected to start a consulting business, the spokesman said.

Sony announced earlier this year that it will move a large portion of its New Jersey-based operation to its offices in San Diego starting in June. Sony could not say if these resignations were induced by the upcoming shift.

Sony also announced that Mark Viken has been selected to replace Vic Pacor as VP and general manager of corporate marketing. Pacor left Sony several weeks ago to take over as president and COO of D&M Holdings (TWICE, Dec. 22, p. 8).

Viken had headed Sony’s IT division and is being succeeded by Stan Glasgow, who was named VP and general manager of IT for Sony. Previously, Glasgow was display marketing VP.

The final change has John Scarcella replacing Patrick Whittingham as president of the company’s broadcast and production system division effective Jan. 5. Whittingham, a 29-year Sony veteran, is taking advantage of an early retirement program the company has implemented.