Verizon this week purchased a firm called Hughes Telematics, which is dedicated to putting wireless service in cars

People in the industry High-profile executive Bob Perry has left Mitsubishi Digital Electronics to join LG Electronics as its vice president of sales. Perry, who has served as chairman of the Video Division of the Consumer Electronics Association, is entrusted with leading LG's sales team, accelerating the company's progress in selling premium LG-brand digital video products through high-end retailers, and in continuing momentum for the Zenith digital brand. Hal Compton retired as CEO of CompUSA Inc. Compton joined CompUSA as chief operating officer in August 1994, and has been credited with CompUSA's subsequent mid-90s turnaround. He became CEO in March 2000, following the purchase of CompUSA

LAS VEGAS—Dealerscope and E-Gear's Best of 2000 awards reception, held January 6, the opening night of the 2001 International CES, featured cold beer, good blues and an impressive awards roster. A multimedia presentation sponsored by Forbes Magazine honored five Dealerscope Hall of Fame inductees (including the first two retailers in the Hall of Fame's 10-year history), four retail Dealerscope Pride Awards and the innovative, designated winners of the Dealerscope Editors' Choice and E-Gear All-Star Awards. Tired feet and busy schedules notwithstanding, we had a blast. Eric Schwartz, vice president and group publisher of Dealerscope and sister consumer magazine E-Gear, chats with Tom DeVesto

Company Page # Active Light, Inc. 8, 37 Audio Authority 37 Brother. 2 Consumer Electronics Association 19, 36 D & H Distributing Co. 13 Dolby Laboratories Inc 27 Equator Corp. 37 Fedco Electronics International 14 Forbes Magazine 31 Hughes Network System 17 15 LG Electronics USA Inc 5 One For All 37 Parago Inc. 20-21 Photo Marketing Association 33 39 Sanyo Energy Corp (USA) 25 Satcom Electronics 22 Statisfusion 7 Ultralife 9 Whistler 23 Zenith Corp. 40

Best Buy Co., Inc. announced the promotion of three senior vice presidents and three new vice presidents, all from within the Fortune 200 Company: Susan S. Hoff, senior vice president of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs; Joseph M. Joyce, senior vice president and General Counsel; Mike W. Marlot, senior vice president of Loss Prevention; Shari L. Ballard, vice president of Organizational Effectiveness; Gerald C. Nanninga, vice president of Strategic Planning; and Ric J. West, vice president of Print Advertising. Best Buy also announced the promotion of Duane Hoff to the newly created position of Vice President, Interactive Television Services Circuit City Stores announced that

Associated Volume Buyers (AVB) 5000 East Spring StreetSuite 390 Long Beach, CA 90815 Phone: (562) 496-4402 Fax: (562) 496-4543 website: e-mail: Bob Lawrence, Executive Director Dan Crain, President Kathy Maloney, Comptroller Mike Allen, Furniture Coordinator Jim Ristow, Electronics Coordinator Members: 1,100 Storefronts: 1,800 Chapters: 15 Annual Sales Volume: $3.5 billion Key Suppliers: Electronics: Thomson, Pioneer, JVC, Mitsubishi, Zenith, Hitachi, Primestar, Echostar, DirecTV. Key Suppliers, Appliances: General Electric, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, Maytag, Amana, Fisher & Paykel, Holland, Oreck. Key Suppliers, Furniture: Ashley, Lane Action, Powell, Best Chair, Simmons, Stratford, Pulaski, Howard Miller. Description: Associated Volume Buyers is a 100 percent member-owned, member-managed

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