Frank Dangeard

As of October 8th Thomson Multimedia will have new leadership. The move comes after the appointment of Thierry Breton, current chairman and CEO of Thomson, to the chair of France Telecom. Breton has agreed to stay in his present position until October 8th, when the share holders will meet, accept his resignation and make official the decision to split Breton's position in two, subsequently appointing Charles Dehelly as CEO and Frank Dangeard as chairman of the board. Dangeard, a former lawyer and managing director at SBC Warburg, an investment bank, joined Thomson in 1997 and is currently vice-chairman of the Board. Dehelly,

The Mobile Electronics Retailers Association (MERA) tapped noted installer David "Fishman" Rivera to provide fabrication training for installers at each of MERA's Mobile Education Tour events. Two events occured in Hartford, Conn, and in Lisle/Naperville, Ill. last month. The next and final event is scheduled for Oct. 28th in Orlando, Fla. For more information, call MERA at (800) 949-6372. The Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) elected its executive committee for 2001-2002: CEDIA President Jeff Hoover of Audio Advisors; Vice President Ray Lepper of Home Media Stores; Treasurer Mitchell Klein of Media Systems; Secretary Andy Willcox of Pro Line Integrated Systems; and

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