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Conn's reported Thursday that its first quarter profit jumped 8.7 percent to $11.5 million. The company attributed the jump to strength in sales in CE, as well as mattresses.

Industry People on the Move Tweeter Home Entertainment Group hired Bill Morrison as vice president, chief information officer. Bill Morrison joins Tweeter with 18 years experience in retail systems technology with Hit or Miss Stores and Bradlees. Ultimate Electronics, Inc., appointed two new store managers for its Oklahoma City location. Tim Williams will assume managerial responsibilities of the 74th street location. Likewise, Rodney Watson will assume responsibility for the Memorial Road location. Williams joined Ultimate Electronics in 1994 at the Albuquerque, NM store. Watson has worked for the company since 1997, beginning his career at the Tulsa location. DataPlay, Inc., appointed Robert

Tweeter Home Entertainment Group hired Bill Morrison as vice president, chief information officer. Bill Morrison joins Tweeter with 18 years experience in retail systems technology with Hit or Miss Stores and Bradlees. Ultimate Electronics, Inc., appointed two new store managers for its Oklahoma City location. Tim Williams will assume managerial responsibilities of the 74th street location. Likewise, Rodney Watson will assume responsibility for the Memorial Road location. Williams joined Ultimate Electronics in 1994 at the Albuquerque, NM store. Watson has worked for the company since 1997, beginning his career at the Tulsa location. DataPlay, Inc., appointed Robert J. Higgins to its board

Compiled by Chris Jagger Opening two new stores in Oklahoma City, Ultimate Electronics, Inc. appointed Tim Williams as store manager of the 515 S. West 74th Street location and Rodney Watson as store manager of the 2120 W. Memorial Road location. Both stores opened the weekend of July 27. Williams joined Ultimate Electronics in October 1994 at the Albuquerque, N.M. store and was promoted to assistant manager within two years. Watson has worked for Ultimate Electronics since 1997 and began his career at Ultimate Electronics' Tulsa location. In May of 1998, he became manager of the Audio/Video department and later was promoted to sales

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