John Froman was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of Circuit City. He most recently held the title of executive vice president of merchandising. Froman joined Circuit City in 1986. Also at Circuit City, Kim D. Maguire was named executive vice president of merchandising. He succeeds John Froman, who was promoted to executive vice president and COO. Maguire formerly was senior vice president, hardlines, for Target Stores. He brings to Circuit City more than 20 years experience with Target to his new position. At Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Rick Johnson was hired as national director of construction. Johnson joins the company with
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Tom Doherty, founder of Escient Solutions and co-founder of Escient Technologies, was presented with the 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) at the recent CEDIA 2001 EXPO. Now a director on the board of Escient Technologies and several of its companies, Doherty has been a leading visionary and innovator in the audio/video industry for more than 20 years. Sonance founders Scott Struthers and Geoff Spencer officially passed the torch to Chip Brown during a recent CEDIA reception at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Brown, former Sonance COO is now CEO. Struthers, former Sonance president and Spencer, former vice
Max Wasinger was promoted to senior vice president of sales and marketing at Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America (MDEA) in Irvine. He is responsible for marketing, sales operations, field quality and traffic and distribution for the global consumer electronics firm. Wasinger joined MDEA in 1987 after 14 years with the electronics firm Quasar. Roberts Associates has been appointed the new representative company of Russound for the six New England states. Roberts Associates will be targeting specialty retailers, custom specialists and residential systems contractors. Roberts Associates is comprised of three outside salespeople, a full time sales trainer, a detailer and one inside sales and support person.
Samsung Electronics America (SEA) appointed John Garrison to executive vice president of sales and marketing for digital business at SEA's digital consumer electronics division. Garrison was previously senior vice president of marketing at Samsung, before leaving in 1997 to join AT&T as senior vice president of national retail sales. Brett M. Johnson was appointed president of Targus, Inc., and president of Targus Group International, Inc. Johnson was formerly managing director of Targus Europe, Middle East and Africa. Johnson replaces G. David Cartwright, and is responsible for global sales, marketing and operations. ReturnBuy, Inc., appointed Steve Kirchner senior vice president of marketing. Kirchner was previously senior
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