Minolta is mourning the loss of Katsusaburo "Ken" Nakamura, the former president of Minolta Corp, and retired director of Minolta Co. Ltd. He died of natural causes October 4 in Tokyo. He was 71 years old. Nakamura was instrumental in establishing Minolta in the United States in the 1950s and '60s. He began his career at Minolta in 1953. He came to the U.S. in 1955 and didn't return to Japan until 1969. He had served in senior executive positions at Minolta in photography, instrument systems and planetarium operations. He retired in 1995. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Brad Anderson, president and chief operating officer, Best Buy, Co., has been elected to the board of directors for Junior Achievement, Inc., an organization that aims to teach young people about business. It promotes programs beginning in elementary school and going through high school to teach young people about economics and free enterprise.
Pete Snyder was recently appointed by BGW Systems, Inc. to be its southeast factory salesperson. For the last 14 years, Snyder was the principal of Pete Snyder & Associates, a professional audio representative firm.