Keith Burnett

They work hard; most play hard, but all are making a difference within their companies and beyond. They're the Dealerscope 40 Under 40 -- 40 men and women already recognized for their achievements early in their careers. Dealerscope is proud to introduce this year's 40 Under 40 profiles, representing the industry's best and brightest. Compiled by the Dealerscope Staff Nasser Abo Abdo President, Audiobahn, Inc., Buena Park, Calif. Age: 35 First industry job: In retail, at Stereo Center in Santa Ana, CA, 1981 Career history: Nasser was at Stereo Center for two years and in 1984 started his own retail store, Pacific Stereo. By

At Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Joe McGuire was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer. McGuire joined Tweeter in 1996 as the company's CFO/CIO after Tweeter purchased the Bryn Mawr Stereo chain in the mid-Atlantic. In his new position, he oversees distribution, service and human resources in addition to his current responsibilities overseeing finance and I/T. AIWA America named Jim Palumbo its president and CEO. Palumbo, Sony Electronics' former vice president of external affairs, succeeds Hideki Tafuku, who is returning to AIWA's global headquarters in Tokyo. McIntosh Laboratory announced the appointment of Steve Mulnick as national sales manager. Mulnick rejoins McIntosh with more than

Tom Doherty, founder of Escient Solutions and co-founder of Escient Technologies, was presented with the 2001 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) at the recent CEDIA 2001 EXPO. Now a director on the board of Escient Technologies and several of its companies, Doherty has been a leading visionary and innovator in the audio/video industry for more than 20 years. Sonance founders Scott Struthers and Geoff Spencer officially passed the torch to Chip Brown during a recent CEDIA reception at the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. Brown, former Sonance COO is now CEO. Struthers, former Sonance president and Spencer, former vice

Pioneer's AVIC-9DVD navigation product has generated a lot of excitement in retail navigation outlets. The system supports DVD video playback as well as navigation—more cost effective for the customer and installation staff. A customer cannot watch a movie and use the navigation system simultaneously (as there is only one DVD drive), thus reducing liability issues. Pioneer's 3-D Hybrid Sensor, when connected to the vehicle speed pulse or vehicle speed sensor wire, allows the navigation system to monitor all three dimensions: height (up/down), speed (distance), and direction (left/right). The sensor, acting as an inclinometer, senses and corrects distance errors providing pin-point accuracy. Its, Inc., the wholly owned Internet subsidiary of Best Buy Co., Inc., appointed Lynn Morris to the position of senior vice president of operations. Formerly a vice president with Best Buy, she is responsible for's information systems, fulfillment functions, human resources, finance and project management. Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. announced the promotions of Kevan Morris to senior vice president and Keith Burnett to vice president of marketing, both for the car electronics division. Gene Kelsey has been named to head Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company's (PCEC's) newly formed Brand Strategy Group as vice president and general manager. He was formerly vice president and general manager of

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