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At Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Joe McGuire was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer. McGuire joined Tweeter in 1996 as the company's CFO/CIO after Tweeter purchased the Bryn Mawr Stereo chain in the mid-Atlantic. In his new position, he oversees distribution, service and human resources in addition to his current responsibilities overseeing finance and I/T. AIWA America named Jim Palumbo its president and CEO. Palumbo, Sony Electronics' former vice president of external affairs, succeeds Hideki Tafuku, who is returning to AIWA's global headquarters in Tokyo. McIntosh Laboratory announced the appointment of Steve Mulnick as national sales manager. Mulnick rejoins McIntosh with more than

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

By Janet PInkerton Turning radio—currently a free, off-the-shelf experience—into a subscription-based product requires a huge amount of coordination. There are satellites to be deployed and tested, new satellite radio chipsets to be tested and mass produced, and then an entirely new business model to rolled out as well. Yet Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio both say they will roll out service, backed by hardware, mid-year with monthly service fees of $9.95. The mutual goal of these two competitors: offer consumers a new radio experience with wider selection of music, information, sports and entertainment channels, for the most part commercial-free. Sirius Set Sirius already has launched

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