Steve Baker

Ergotron, the Nortek company that acquired OmniMount in 2012, announced a pair of new executive appointments. Steve Baker has been named president of the Ergotron Business Unit and David Wardleworth was named vice president of the OmniMount Business Unit.

You know you're onto something when you outline your vision for a whole new retailing experience and 20 minutes later the country's chief technology officer tells a crowd he wants to use portions of it to improve government services.

“I think wireless USB and wireless HDMI will be very big in terms of accessory sales this year...If you have a printer, you won’t have to put it next to your PC anymore. In the mid-to-long term, those wireless accessory markets will go away because more [functions] will be built into core devices, but there are some accessories that never go away, like cases, bags, and Hello Kitty things to hang off your cellphone.” -Steve Baker, Vice President of Industry Analysis for the NPD Group

NEW YORK CITY—The Consumer Electronics Association held its annual pre-CES soiree last month in the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center. It's traditionally the last moment of relative calm before the holidays and CES. The 2001 International CES is scheduled to begin Saturday, January 6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center and end Tuesday, January 9, with more than 1,500 exhibitors booking into 1.8 million square feet of total show floor space. This year, there are some differences: • A new section of the week (Saturday through Tuesday) • New co-located shows (the Video Software Dealers Association's annual show, in addition to Digital Hollywood,

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