How the West was Won By Natalie Hope McDonald If you're wondering what a jockey could possibly know about consumer electronics, don't feel bad. Ken Weller gets asked that a lot. The British-born executive has had a long and varied history in the sporting field—and the showroom floor. But during his tenure as president and CEO of Good Guys, a West Coast-dominating specialty retailer, another subject was added to his repertoire: math. Under his leadership, stores added up. Eleven locations multiplied into 45 throughout California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon, and sales increased 500 percent. Good Guys' current 75 locations include 61 stores in California,

Robert Minkhorst will end his 30-year career at Philips on December 31, when he is slated to resign as chief executive officer of Philips Consumer Electronics North America. At press time, Philips had not appointed a successor. Darrel Issa has been elected to Congress. Issa is the chairman of the Board of the Consumer Electronics Association and president and CEO of Directed Electronics. He took his seat in the House of Representatives representing the 48th congressional district in California. Issa, a Republican, won with 61 percent of the vote.…Jim Minarik is the new president and CEO of Directed Electronics, Inc. Minarik is currently the

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