Michael Ahn

Wayne Park has been named president and CEO of LG Electronics North America, the company announced Friday. Park will replace Michael Ahn, who is retiring after six years as CEO.

More so than ever, CES 2007 was a celebration of convergence, showcasing everything from TVs to audio/video gear to phones to home control systems that combined new technologies with the ease-of-use and convenience consumers expect of traditional electronics. While manufacturers and vendors trumpeted the latest and greatest features and functions of their new offerings, many also established plans to deepen their dealer programs by rolling out more training and demo units to help smaller dealers understand and sell more sophisticated products. In turn, dealers reacted to the products with a mix of outright enthusiasm and guarded optimism. What follows, is the Dealerscope wrap-up

LG Invests and Invents to Capture Domestic and International Markets It's only been a short time since consumers in the U.S. started seeing the LG brand in products like mobile phones and large appliances. The response has been very positive, and now LG is positioned to make major pushes not only into the product categories in where already participates, but also into a broader range of consumer electronics, including plasma and LCD displays and HDTV set-top boxes. This fall, to demonstrate its commitment to the U.S. market, LG hosted several tours of its South Korea manufacturing and administration headquarters. On two separate tours,

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