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High-profile executive Bob Perry has left Mitsubishi Digital Electronics to join LG Electronics as its vice president of sales. Perry, who has served as chairman of the Video Division of the Consumer Electronics Association, is entrusted with leading LG's sales team, accelerating the company's progress in selling premium LG-brand digital video products through high-end retailers, and in continuing momentum for the Zenith digital brand.
Hal Compton retired as CEO of CompUSA Inc. Compton joined CompUSA as chief operating officer in August 1994, and has been credited with CompUSA's subsequent mid-90s turnaround. He became CEO in March 2000, following the purchase of CompUSA by Grupo Sanborns. Compton will serve as an advisor to Chairman Carlos Slim. Succeeding Compton as CEO is Lawrence Mondry, who joined CompUSA in 1990, and had served as chief operating officer since March 2000. Mondry is cited as the architect of CompUSA's ongoing "technology convergence" strategy.