People for the week of 8/20/01
August 21, 2001

Max Wasinger was promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing at Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America (MDEA) in Irvine. He is responsible for marketing, sales operations, field quality and traffic and distribution for the global consumer electronics firm. Wasinger joined MDEA in 1987 after 14 years with the electronics firm Quasar. Roberts Associates has been appointed the new representative company of Russound for the six New England states. Roberts Associates will be targeting specialty retailers, custom specialists and residential systems contractors. Roberts Associates is comprised of three outside salespeople, a full time sales trainer, a detailer and one inside sales and support person.

July 1, 2001

RadioShack Corp. named Michael Newman its new senior vice president and chief financial officer, to replace Dwain H. Hughes who died earlier this year. Newman worked 18 years with General Electric and four years as CFO of Hussmann International. RadioShack also promoted Nina B. Petty to vice president of corporate real estate. She previously served as senior director of corporate real estate. Jeffrey P. Freimark was named senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of OfficeMax. He replaces Jeff Rutherford, who resigned. Friemark has over 25 years of retail financial experience, most recently serving as president, CEO and chief financial and administrative officer

Dealerscope People for the Week of June 4, 2001
June 4, 2001

Compiled by Chris Jagger At Best Buy Co., Ray Aboyan was promoted to vice president of retail operations. He is responsible for the budget and management of the labor allocation and scheduling processes of all Best Buy retail locations. Aboyan has been with Best Buy for five years, most recently as director of retail operations. Also at Best Buy, Hank Dawson was promoted to vice president of Property Development. Dawson is responsible for the due diligence, development and construction activities supporting the real estate strategy for BBY retail stores. He was previously special projects manager of JC Penney Co. RadioShack Corporation selected Michael Newman

For A/C, It's Been a Good Year
November 1, 2000

Despite the unusually cool summer weather in the Northeast, the Midwest and mid-Atlantic regions, home air conditioner manufacturers don't have much inventory left to carry over into 2001. So, they are expanding their offerings, introducing products that are compliant with the new federal energy standards. There was a burst of heat, however, in the early spring that guaranteed early demand for home air conditioners. Then the weather cooled off, resulting in lower-than-usual demand in those three areas. However, Southeast and Southwest regions had a hot summer, and the air conditioner sales there were high. "There's quite a bit of industry carry-over in the Northeast and

Statistical Survey & Report (Televisions)
August 1, 2000

† Share estimates based on individual manufacturers' "best guess" of the market **Retail outlet market share estimates based on larger sample size than in previous years. Note: All numbers have been rounded. Because of rounding, total may not equal 100 percent. HDTVs (Includes HD-Ready Sets) 1999 Brand Share Estimates†       1999 Brand 1999 1998 vs. 1998 Mitsubishi 42.50% 78.00% -45.51% Toshiba 15.5 0 NA Panasonic 15 20 -25 Pioneer 8.2 0 NA RCA/ProScan 4 0 NA