Paul Lachner

Clarion Corp. of America this week announced that it has named Paul Lachner its new president. He succeeds Tom Hayashi, who will retire at the end of March.

Lachner joined the company in 2001 and most recently was its executive vice president of automotive sales.

At Best Buy, Melissa Boughton was promoted to vice president, leasing for Musicland stores, and Rick Bateson was promoted to vice president, design and construction of Musicland stores. Steve Baldridge was promoted to vice president, corporate controller for PC Connection Sales Corp. Stephen Townsend was promoted to vice president of business operations for PC Connection. Babbage's Etc. appointed John Woodson president of its strip mall strategy, in addition to his current responsibilities as president, Internet/publishing; David Carlson executive vice president of finance and control; Bill Chinn vice president for the mall and strip mall stores operation; and Russ Howard, currently vice president of brand

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