Stephen DeFuria

VANA Ltd. said this week that it has named Stephen DeFuria its director of sales for the East, effective March 1.

On the evening of April 8, some of the most elite audio and home theater equipment manufacturers took the stage at Bob & Ron's World Wide stereo for its Music Matters event in the Montgomeryville, Pa.

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

Dwain Hughes, 53, chief financial officer of RadioShack Corp., died at his Fort Worth home after a brief illness. Hughes joined the company in 1979 as an internal auditor after active service in the U.S. Air Force in audit management from 1971 to 1979. Leonard Roberts, chairman and chief executive officer, announced the appointment of Loren Jensen, the company's vice president of finance, as acting chief financial officer. Roberts said the company will begin a formal search process for Hughes' successor and that Jensen is a candidate for the position. RadioShack also announced the promotion of Larry Harris to division vice president, merchandising;

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