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Robert Thompson, a former Maytag Corporation Vice President, was named Managing Director of MARTA Cooperative of America. Thompson spent 32 years with Maytag, working his way up from a Field Market Manager to Vice President of Customer Development. Thompson’s responsibilities at Maytag included Lowe’s, Best Buy, Retail Buying Groups, Telesales, and the Crosley brand. In his role at MARTA, he will be responsible for providing leadership as well as implementing strategic and operational direction for the Scottsdale based buying cooperative.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced that Kerry Moyer, senior director of strategic relationships, has been named as the first executive director of PARA under CEA’s leadership. Moyer has 19 years of retail work experience combined with 11 years working at. Before joining CEA, he served as vice president of advertising and promotions at Audio Associates, a Washington, D.C. area specialty dealer providing installation, sales and service for the home and car. Moyer also has worked as an independent sales representative with The Nutech Group.
Da-Lite Screen Company announced the appointment of Dawn J. Earl, CTS to the position of Marketing Coordinator. In her new position, Earl will be responsible for the coordination of Da-Lite’s print and electronic marketing materials. She has two years of experience with Da-Lite in the company’s insides sales and operations departments. Most recently, Earl has worked with the inside sales group at Da-Lite and has a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and Promotional Services from the University of Toledo.