John Schindler

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

Vizio is rolling out three 1080p high-definition flat-panel TVs – the first products in the XVT (for eXtreme Vizio Technology) range it is launching this summer and fall. The XVT designation, the company said, might not be limited to TVs but could also encompass products in categories where Vizio has yet to be represented. The 50-inch VP505XVT plasma set (September availability), according to John Schindler, vice president of new product development, is the first in the industry to include Silicon Optix’s REON HQV engine. The 47- and 42-inch SV470XVT and SV420XVT LCD sets (August availability) boast 120Hz refresh rates along with

The LCD maker Vizio announced Monday that it has brought in five new executives in the last few months, meant to “address the company’s continued growth and efficiency goals.” The appointments took place between last September and February of this year. The appointments include the arrival of former Los Angeles Dodgers executive Kyle Wescoat as vice president and CFO, Rob L. Brinkman as the new vice president of operations, Eunice Tseng as vice president of management information systems, Gateway veteran John Schindler as vice president of new products, and, last month, John Morriss as vice president of partner management. “We are excited

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