Katherine Gornik

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

John Froman was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of Circuit City. He most recently held the title of executive vice president of merchandising. Froman joined Circuit City in 1986. Also at Circuit City, Kim D. Maguire was named executive vice president of merchandising. He succeeds John Froman, who was promoted to executive vice president and COO. Maguire formerly was senior vice president, hardlines, for Target Stores. He brings to Circuit City more than 20 years experience with Target to his new position. At Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Rick Johnson was hired as national director of construction. Johnson joins the company with

Robert Minkhorst will end his 30-year career at Philips on December 31, when he is slated to resign as chief executive officer of Philips Consumer Electronics North America. At press time, Philips had not appointed a successor. Darrel Issa has been elected to Congress. Issa is the chairman of the Board of the Consumer Electronics Association and president and CEO of Directed Electronics. He took his seat in the House of Representatives representing the 48th congressional district in California. Issa, a Republican, won with 61 percent of the vote.…Jim Minarik is the new president and CEO of Directed Electronics, Inc. Minarik is currently the

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