Sergio Batista

CEO and President Kenneth R. Weller of Good Guys stepped in as chairman of the company's board of directors when Ronald A. Unkefer retired as chairman and as a board member. Unkefer remains the company's largest individual shareholder. Unkefer returned to Good Guys in 1999 to lead the retailer's turn around and brought 11-year Good Guys veteran Weller back into the fold after a seven year stint at Best Buy. Former Senior Vice President of Services for Best Buy Lowell Peters is now chairman of Partsearch's Advisory Board. Peters has been a services industry professional for more than 34 years, including 20 years

The Clayton Effect: New Sirius Satellite CEOJoseph Clayton announced the arrival of some of his old Thomson/RCA compatriots: Guy Johnson was appointed EVP, Sales & Marketing, a newly created position. Stanley Kozlowski is now VP of Retail Marketing, Jeffrey Peace joins as VP of Western Retail Sales, Russ Fyke grabs hold as VP of Midwest Retail Sales. All are 20+ year veterans of the consumer electronics industry and have held positions with RCA, General Electric and Thomson multimedia. Tune in: Ron Baime was appointed to vice president of merchandising, audio, for the The Musicland Group. He replaces Dick Odette, who was with

Onkyo is packing more features into its Onkyo DVD and A/V receivers seeking to set new mid-fi market dynamics in motion before introducing a new high-end product line this fall. The high-end Integra line will be cosmetically similar to the Onkyo line, with the value-add inside the box, according to Sergio Batista, Onkyo's national product manager. Integra specifications were due to be released by the time you read this, but at press time Batista hinted that Integra models will have better transformers, better power output, larger filter caps, and heavy high-gauge detachable AC cords for custom applications, among other things. In May, Onkyo took

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