Rick Calacci

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

LG Electronics this week announced a restructuring of its sales team in the U.S.

The advent of digital technology, coupled with the popularity of flat-panel displays, has got a lot of manufacturers thinking that there's a pretty big game board out there with room for more players. Major manufacturers like Sharp, Samsung, Panasonic, LG/Zenith and others have done brisk business in the flat-panel markets. Back in October we reported on the plans of Taiwan manufacturer BenQ to take a role in the business as well. It seems every time we turn around, there's someone waiting in line either to sell or, hopefully, buy an LCD or plasma monitor. The following is a roundup of the latest entries in

People in the industry The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced a slew of elections to its board and its product divisions. Tom Callahan, president of Sawyers Control Systems, a home electronics integration company, became CEA's TechHome Division Chair and a member of the CEA Executive Board. Callahan is the first non-manufacturer elected to the CEA Executive Board. Other new CEA Executive Board members include Mike O'Neal, chair of CEA's Accessories Division and president and CEO of Gemini Industries; Gary Warzin, chair of CEA's Audio Division and president of Audiophile Systems; and Peter Fannon, chair of CEA's Video Division and vice president of technology policy and regulatory

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