Robert Borchardt

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

Every year Dealerscope has the pleasure of honoring the most influential leaders in consumer technology with the Dealerscope Hall of Fame Awards. The inductees are selected by the magazine staff after consulting with various members of the industry. This year, Dealerscope honors five individuals from the retailing and manufacturing parts of the industry. These inductees represent the best and brightest talent in the consumer electronics world. They have singled themselves out through their vision, leadership and accomplishments, and have helped shape the industry for the better. In the pages that follow we profile this year’s inductees and allow them to share their experiences and

Good Guys took home the Gold Award for Most Monstrous Retailer of the Year at Monster Cable's Consumer Electronics Show Dealer Awards Ceremony. Other Monster Award honorees included: • The Most Monstrous International Retailer of the Year: Comet, Rickmansworth, United Kingdom • The Most Monstrous Audio/Video Independent Specialist Retailer: Bjorn's Audio/Video, San Antonio, Texas • The Most Monstrous A/V Independent Specialist Chain: NOW! Audio Video • The Most Monstrous Audio/Video Specialty Chain: Ultimate Electronics, Thornton, Colorado • The Most Monstrous Power Retailer: Good Guys, Alameda, California Car Toys' Ginessa Rhue is the first woman certified by the Mobile Electronics Certification Program (MECP) as a

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

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