Dish Network president and CEO Joseph P. Clayton has announced that he will retire next month.
Joseph P. Clayton
The Consumer Electronics Association this week announced a trio of honorees for this year's Digital Patriots Dinner in Washington. CEA will recognize Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.), Sen. Jerry Moran (R- Kan.) and Dish Network president and CEO Joseph P. Clayton.
SIRIUS Satellite Radio donated more than one thousand SIRIUS receivers, boomboxes and subscriptions to local Red Cross chapters in support of the organization's ongoing hurricane relief efforts in the southern United States. With more than 20 news channels, including three regional Weather Channels to reach those affected by the storms, the satellite service offers constant broadcasts. The products themselves are designed for use in car, truck, home, RV and boat, with service available to more than 10 million DISH Network satellite TV and SIRIUS Satellite Radio subscribers coast-to-coast. "SIRIUS takes pride in providing assistance to those in need following the recent hurricanes," says
Industry People on the Move In response to recent growth, Lenmar Enterprises announced changes in executive management. Former president Marty Goldberg takes on CEO responsibilities; Kathleen Morgan, previously vice president, will act as president. Samsung's Digital Information Technology Division (DITD) has created two new posts: Sean Stead was appointed marketing product manager for storage, while Alan Brawn became manager for pro A/V marketing. Michael Troetti was named president of the Panasonic Enterprise Sales Group. Troetti most recently served as president of the company's Home and Commercial Company. CSI/SPECO hired Matt Charles as its new audio products manager. Charles has held positions with Pro
Best Buy Founder Richard M. Schulze will turn over his CEO responsibilities to Vice Chairman Bradbury H. Anderson, effective June 30. Schulze remains chairman of the board. Prior to the promotion, Anderson was president and COO, responsibilities that on March 3 will be assumed by Allen U. Lenzmeier, formerly president of Best Buy Stores. Michael P. Keskey, formerly executive vice president of Best Buy Stores, will become resident of Best Buy Stores, also on March 3. The Wiz appointed Laurie Clark senior VP, general manager—merchandising and marketing, and Bill Shull, senior VP, sales and operations. Both Clark and Shull are formerly of TransWorld Entertainment. MEGA Group
John Froman was kicked upstairs at Circuit City. He is now executive vice president and chief operating officer. Froman joined Circuit City in 1986 and is a Dealerscope Editorial Advisory Board member. Former Target Senior VP Kim D. Maguire filled Froman's old post as Circuit City's new executive vice president of merchandising. Circuit City also named Carl C. Liebert III president of its Northeast operating division, which includes 111 stores located from Pennsylvania through the state of Maine. Liebert joined Circuit City in November 1999 as vice president of corporate operations. Best Buy promoted two VPs: Randy Wick, also a Dealerscope Editorial Advisory