Wayne Park

LG said last week that William Cho has been named President of LG Electronics USA. Cho has been with LG for 26 years, serving in a variety of roles. 

Consumer electronics and appliance giant LG has made a commitment to “become the most sustainable consumer products company in the world,” in the words of Wayne Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics USA.

LG is living up to that promise by becoming the first first “Global e-Stewards Enterprise” committed to responsible recycling of its electronic waste as well as receiving the first CarbonFree certifications of six appliances and consumer electronics products.

LG's U.S. management shakeup yesterday, in which Wayne Park replaced James Shad as U.S. president and Jay Vandenbree was promoted to head of the company's domestic home entertainment business unit, is accompanied by changes in the parent company's operation in Seoul.

LG has promoted Jay Vandenbree to the position of head of the home entertainment business unit for the U.S. Vandenbree, who joined the company from Sony in the summer of 2009, was previously senior vice president of sales.

Wayne Park has been named president and CEO of LG Electronics North America, the company announced Friday. Park will replace Michael Ahn, who is retiring after six years as CEO.

At Kmart Corporation, amid its reorganization: James B. Adamson, chairman of the board of directors, is now CEO; Julian C. Day, former executive VP and COO of Sears, Roebuck and Co., is Kmart president and CEO; Albert A. Koch, chairman of Jay Alix & Associates, is CFO; Ted Stenger, a principal of Jay Alix & Associates, is treasurer; Janet G. Kelley was promoted to executive VP, general counsel. She previously was senior VP, general counsel; James E. Defebaugh is now senior VP, chief compliance officer and secretary. He formerly was VP, associate general counsel and secretary. Lori A. McTavish was promoted from VP, communications,

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