Bruce Jacobs

Bruce Jacobs’ memorial service and burial will be held Sunday at 1:30pm at the Mount Sinai Cemetery, 24210 North 68th Street, Phoenix, Ariz. (just north of Pinnacle Peak road between Scottsdale Road and Tatum Boulevard). The Jacobs family has asked that anyone wishing to may send donations in Bruce’s honor to The Hospice of the Valley, which had been very helpful to Bruce and his family. The address is Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014. Sympathy cards can be sent to the Jacobs family at 15814 South 7th Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85045.

This is a season which should be filled with hope, cheer and family. We should be focused on spending quality, well-earned time with people close to us as well as serving our customers as best we can to ensure that they’ll be happy and we’ll be able to continue with the good lives this industry affords us. Unfortunately, this season was just rudely interrupted by the loss of one person dear to us in many ways. Bruce Jacobs, publisher of Custom Retailer and E-Gear magazines and valuable member of the Consumer Technology Publishing Group family, passed away last month. Bruce, first, was a friend

Custom Retailer and E-Gear publisher Bruce Jacobs touched many lives during his distinguished career. Dealerscope invites you to read stories and messages from the people who remember his warmth and humor or to share your own. Click here to read stories. Click here to share your own.

Bruce Jacobs, 60, a long-time presence in the consumer electronics industry and publisher of Custom Retailer and E-Gear magazines, died on November 29 in Phoenix, Arizona, after a brief battle with cancer. Jacobs began his career in consumer electronics publishing in 1988 with AudioVideo International, where he served as Associate Publisher for 14 years. Earlier in his career, he worked at MART magazine and in various capacities in the recording industry. He joined NAPCO’s Consumer Technology Publishing Group (CTPG) in 2004, where he assumed the role of Publisher at Custom Retailer and then, Publisher of E-Gear. Before joining CTPG, he also worked for Mitek

Best Buy Founder Richard M. Schulze will turn over his CEO responsibilities to Vice Chairman Bradbury H. Anderson, effective June 30. Schulze remains chairman of the board. Prior to the promotion, Anderson was president and COO, responsibilities that on March 3 will be assumed by Allen U. Lenzmeier, formerly president of Best Buy Stores. Michael P. Keskey, formerly executive vice president of Best Buy Stores, will become resident of Best Buy Stores, also on March 3. The Wiz appointed Laurie Clark senior VP, general manager—merchandising and marketing, and Bill Shull, senior VP, sales and operations. Both Clark and Shull are formerly of TransWorld Entertainment. MEGA Group

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