Bill Johannesen

During a November briefing of media and analysts at Sony headquarters in Tokyo, company chairman Howard Stringer promised greater integration of Sony content and hardware to drive the company’s growth.

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,

For as much pain and suffering as CES might create in December, I always get a strange high when my plane hits the tarmac at the Las Vegas airport: It is good to be back—I can't wait to see everybody. Entering 2002, I am hopeful for our industry and our nation. Our industry is blessed with a direct connection to the consumer; technology is increasingly a part of everyday lives. Those of you at CES are mingling with our greatest asset—the people of our industry. I encourage you to read the Dealerscope Hall of Fame profiles contained in this magazine for some amazing examples.

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