Good Guys Appoints Two Corporate Officers.
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 6, 2001
Good Guys (Nasdaq:GGUY), the nation's largest specialty retailer of higher-end consumer entertainment electronics, today announced that John J. De Luca has been appointed chief information officer and Jeff G. Linden has been promoted to vice president, logistics and service. Both are newly created positions.
"As Good Guys strives to super-serve the top half of the consumer electronics market, it is imperative that we have the infrastructure in place to respond to the demands of our discriminating customer base and to support continued growth," said Kenneth R. Weller, president, Good Guys. "John and Jeff have been charged with developing a world-class infrastructure for ensuring seamless communication between our stores, distribution center, service centers and corporate office, just-in-time delivery of the latest digital and high-tech products and superior service to our customers."
De Luca, 55, has over 20 years of experience in developing and managing successful IT infrastructures for major corporations and IT services companies. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of a Minneapolis-based consulting and management firm where he advised various companies, including Nations Bank and Dain Rauscher Investments, on the development and alignment of their information technology architectures and business strategies. From 1994 to 1999, De Luca held various executive positions with EDS' Bank Service Division where he was responsible for business development, customer relationship management, product management, product development and data center services. Previously he served as director of MIS and chief information officer for a major California bank and as general manager for an IT services company that provided a variety of outsourcing services for banks, healthcare organizations and telecommunications companies.
Linden, 41, joined Good Guys in February 2000 as director of distribution and logistics and since that time has expanded his responsibilities to include home delivery and service. A 15-year retail veteran, Linden served as director of distribution for Cost Plus World Markets from 1997 to 2000 and spent eight years with Macy's in a variety of roles including distribution, merchandising and store management. Linden has also managed distribution for a regional hard goods retailer and held numerous positions in logistics and store management in the restaurant industry.
With annual sales of more than $860 million, Good Guys is the largest specialty retailer of higher-end consumer entertainment electronics in the nation. Good Guys offers a distinctive selection of fully featured digital and high-tech products, including name brand products at popular price points and higher-end brands and models not widely available at the large, national chains. Founded in 1973, Good Guys currently operates 79 stores in California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. For more information, visit www.goodguys.com.
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|Date:||Aug 6, 2001|
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