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Samsung Electronics America announced that it has opened its new Global Marketing Center of Excellence (COE) in New York, and that it has named Marc Mathieu as chief marketing officer and Jesse Coulter as chief creative officer.


Toshiba Digital Products Division announced that it will focus this year on the commercial display market in the U.S. The company's product roadmap will therefore include commercial and professional-grade large format displays, touchscreen displays, video wall displays and servers and more.

Milestone AV has announced the promotions of several sales executives,  naming Jay Rohe vice president of U.S. commercial sales, a role which will give him responsibly for all sales across the Chief and Da-Lite brands.

Wyrestorm announced that longtime industry figure Hal Truax is its new Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Emotiva Audio, which is doing an about-face in transitioning manufacturing back to The States and in commencing sales for the first time in its 11-year history through dealer channels, has launched the first two models in an anticipated four-model line of digital-to-analog converters.

Peter Weedfald, a longtime industry executive who has had stints at Samsung, Circuit City, his consultancy Gen One Ventures and as a columnist for our sister magazine Dealerscope, is returning to industry executive ranks with a major new role at Sharp.

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