People on the Move at Best Buy, Circuit City, Parasound
Best Buy announced Thursday that Julie Owen has been promoted to lead the company’s entertainment business operating group, under the title senior vice president. She will report to executive vice president Shari Ballard. Ballard was herself been promoted in June to replace Gary Arnold; Owen will now assume some of Arnold’s other former duties. Arnold now holds the title senior entertainment officer.
The company also said that Ben Moore has been promoted to senior vice president, retail support and operations, from his previous position of vice president of properties. Moore will report to Tim Sheehan, the company’s senior vice president of customer experience creation.
Parasound, a San Francisco manufacturer of home theater and music electronics components, hired Tom DeFiglio, a former engineering associate at Dolby Labs, to its technical services group.