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Good Guys announced the appointments of John J. De Luca to chief information officer and Jeff G. Linden to vice president, logistics and service. De Luca has over 20 years experience in developing and managing IT infrastructures for major corporations and IT services companies. He most recently served as president and CEO of a Minneapolis-based consulting management firm. Linden, with 15 years of retail experience, joined Good Guys in February 2000 as director of distribution and logistics and since has expanded his responsibilites to include home delivery and service. Roberta Lewis joined Phase Technology Corp. as vice president of sales and marketing. Lewis comes

By Jamie Latshaw Cologne, Germany--Domotechnica exhibitors drew attention with prototype appliances sporting bold colors, innovative features or unconventional shapes. Although usually standard in European size (60 cm), products were not always so standard--judging from an American's perspective--in style. "I think there's an unrealized demand [in the States] for this kind of stuff," Eric Anderson, Amana's director of international home appliance products, said. Asko President Steve Piro said appliance manufacturers are increasing their use of color in the U.S., although not as dramatically as the presentation at Domotechnica. Conceptual Pieces The Magic Mirror top-mount refrigerator from Daewoo drew a lot of attention. With the press of a button, its panels

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