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People
April 1, 2001

At Best Buy, Melissa Boughton was promoted to vice president, leasing for Musicland stores, and Rick Bateson was promoted to vice president, design and construction of Musicland stores. Steve Baldridge was promoted to vice president, corporate controller for PC Connection Sales Corp. Stephen Townsend was promoted to vice president of business operations for PC Connection. Babbage's Etc. appointed John Woodson president of its strip mall strategy, in addition to his current responsibilities as president, Internet/publishing; David Carlson executive vice president of finance and control; Bill Chinn vice president for the mall and strip mall stores operation; and Russ Howard, currently vice president of brand

People
March 1, 2001

Dwain Hughes, 53, chief financial officer of RadioShack Corp., died at his Fort Worth home after a brief illness. Hughes joined the company in 1979 as an internal auditor after active service in the U.S. Air Force in audit management from 1971 to 1979. Leonard Roberts, chairman and chief executive officer, announced the appointment of Loren Jensen, the company's vice president of finance, as acting chief financial officer. Roberts said the company will begin a formal search process for Hughes' successor and that Jensen is a candidate for the position. RadioShack also announced the promotion of Larry Harris to division vice president, merchandising;

UJA Holds Dinner Event on World Yacht
September 1, 2000

The United Jewish Association-Federation Dinner Event, held June 29, 2000, on the World Yacht in Manhattan, awarded several leaders in the consumer electronics industry. Honored were William Crutchfield Jr., founder of Crutchfield Corp., James De Franco, executive vice president of EchoStar, Ivans "Itchy" Popkin, president of Furniture Fair, and Joe Richter, president of Kenwood USA. Susan Hoff, senior vice president of corporate communications and public affairs for Best Buy Co. , Inc., was named one of the 25 "Most Innovative Women" in the Minneapolis-St. Paul business community. The event was part of the Third Annual Women is Business Awards.… BestBuy.com, Inc. promoted both Connie

2000 Buying Group Profiles
March 1, 2000

U.S. Listing for the consumer Electronics and Major Appliance trade Associated Volume Buyers 5000 East Spring St. Suite 390 Long Beach, CA 90815 Phone: (562) 496-4402 Fax: (562) 496-4543 Web site: www.brand-source.com e-mail: blawrence@avb.net Bob Lawrence, Executive Director DeMar Young, Presiden Kathy Maloney, Comptroller Mike Allen, Furniture Coordinator Jim Ristow, Electronics Coordinator Members: 1,800 Storefronts: 2,400 Chapters: 17 Annual Sales Volume: $5 billion Key Suppliers, Electronics: Thomson, Pioneer, JVC, Mitsubishi, Zenith, EchoStar, DirecTV Key Suppliers, Appliances: General Electric, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Fisher & Paykel, Holland, Oreck Key Suppliers, Furniture: Ashley, Lane Action, Powell, Best Chair, Simmons, Stratford, Pulaski, Howard Miller Description:

1999 Buying Group Profiles
March 1, 1999

Associated Volume Buyers (AVB) 5000 East Spring StreetSuite 390 Long Beach, CA 90815 Phone: (562) 496-4402 Fax: (562) 496-4543 website: www.avb.net e-mail: blawrence@avb.net Bob Lawrence, Executive Director Dan Crain, President Kathy Maloney, Comptroller Mike Allen, Furniture Coordinator Jim Ristow, Electronics Coordinator Members: 1,100 Storefronts: 1,800 Chapters: 15 Annual Sales Volume: $3.5 billion Key Suppliers: Electronics: Thomson, Pioneer, JVC, Mitsubishi, Zenith, Hitachi, Primestar, Echostar, DirecTV. Key Suppliers, Appliances: General Electric, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Fisher & Paykel, Holland, Oreck. Key Suppliers, Furniture: Ashley, Lane Action, Powell, Best Chair, Simmons, Stratford, Pulaski, Howard Miller. Description: Associated Volume Buyers is a 100 percent member-owned, member-managed