Wilshire Home Entertainment
California retailer Wilshire Home Entertainment announced earlier this month that Mike McMaster has been named its new president. McMaster, a 12-year veteran of the company who had previously been operations manager and chief financial officer for the company, replaces Lyn Perry, who will remain on board as CEO. McMaster, a graduate of the exclusive Entrepreneur Program at the University of Southern California, is a part-owner of the company as well. The retailer, which operates locations in Thousand Oaks and Valencia, has won the Retailer of the Year award from Audio/Video International for each of the past six years.
Retailers talk about what they hope to get out of CES. Dealerscope sat down and spoke to retailers about their plans at CES. Jamie Stephens, President, Pacific Sound and Video, Bismarck, N.D. I always go to CES. My prime focus there is to negotiate with vendors on better programs. My goal this year will be to trim up some of the lines we carry. There’s a lot of overlapping. I will try to be more supportive this year with a more select group of vendors. It’s always nice to go there to get in front of the people who make
Dealerscope sits down and speaks to retailers about their plans at CES. “The main things we look for at CES are to meet with existing vendors, and, since I’ve just joined HTSA’s board, to meet with prospective vendors. At our store, we recently added lighting. Another goal is also to look at what’s coming from our existing vendors, and to get a handle on how technologies outside our core product lines can affect the systems we sell. For example, we’ve spent time recently in upgrading our displays with Mac Minis to enhance them. We will be looking at other lighting and networking
CSAV Inc., vendor of mounting solutions, announced the appointment of Troy Peifer as chief financial officer (CFO). He joins Chief from Flexi-Mat Corporation, where he was the CFO for the last nine years after being a controller for three years. Peifer is a CPA and holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Illinois State University and an MBA from Northwestern University. Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI), announced that Andrew Werdean has joined the firm as the new western regional sales manager. Werdean will be responsible for managing distribution of RTI products in the western United States and for servicing RTIÅfs increasing dealer base in the territory.
They work hard; most play hard, but all are making a difference within their companies and beyond. They're the Dealerscope 40 Under 40 -- 40 men and women already recognized for their achievements early in their careers. Dealerscope is proud to introduce this year's 40 Under 40 profiles, representing the industry's best and brightest. Compiled by the Dealerscope Staff Nasser Abo Abdo President, Audiobahn, Inc., Buena Park, Calif. Age: 35 First industry job: In retail, at Stereo Center in Santa Ana, CA, 1981 Career history: Nasser was at Stereo Center for two years and in 1984 started his own retail store, Pacific Stereo. By
CEO and President Kenneth R. Weller of Good Guys stepped in as chairman of the company's board of directors when Ronald A. Unkefer retired as chairman and as a board member. Unkefer remains the company's largest individual shareholder. Unkefer returned to Good Guys in 1999 to lead the retailer's turn around and brought 11-year Good Guys veteran Weller back into the fold after a seven year stint at Best Buy. Former Senior Vice President of Services for Best Buy Lowell Peters is now chairman of Partsearch's Advisory Board. Peters has been a services industry professional for more than 34 years, including 20 years