MCV Jobs Weekly: HMV loses Thompson, top vacancies

InMCV’s weekly roundup of the latest personnel news and hottest job opportunities, there’s more reshuffling at HMV UK and we look at the best vacancies.

HMV loses Thompson but Cox returns
Games category buyer Richard Thompson (pictured) has left HMV to move to Australia. He has been with the retailer for 11 years and his departure follows the redundancy of eight members of the games team earlier this year.

The company is looking to rebuild the team under the leadership of Phil Browes and Will Cox has re-joined the team on a temporary basis as assistant technology buyer.

PR veteran Genarro Castldo has also left the company after 28 years to join music industry trade body BPI as director of communications.

Elsewhere, HMV head of marketing Jill Thomas has departed and moved to Butlins to promote their live music weekends, while HMV commercial development manager Lydia Thompson has left to join Sony Network Entertainment.

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New product specialists join Entatech
The IT distributor Entatech has recruited three new product specialists to work under channel manager Luke Steel.

The newcomers will work on giving the company’s resellers sound advice on routers and wireless and network switches.

James Kenny joined in January as Netgear product specialist and is responsible for updating customers on Netgear’s latest range of products and reviewing where they sit in the market.

Product specialist for Billion and TP-Link Ian Garden will give advice on Entatech-supplied routers and switches whilst Dan Jones has been appointed Digium and Trendnet product specialist.

The retail channel team has also appointed a new recruit in Fujitsu product specialist Craig Pearce.

Our networking channel is continuously evolving and as we bring on board new vendors and products, it’s vital that we are able to provide our customers with up-to-date advice and knowledge on the vast range of products available to facilitate all of their needs,” said Entatech VP Jon Atherton.

The inclusion of our new product specialists – and other staff who have come on board over recent months – will only strengthen the service we’re able to provide to our resellers, thus strengthening our business relationships and operations as a whole.”

V&A Museum appoints first games designer in residence

Swallowtail chair and BAFTA Ones to Watch winner Sophia George has been appointed as the Victoria and Albert museum’s first ever game designer in residence.

George’s residency will begin from October 2013 for six months during which she will research the history of British design shown in the Britain 1500-to-1900 galleries and hold a number of public activities to enlighten people on the game design process.

As part of the residency, the Swallowtail developer also plans to run a project with a group of students from a girl’s school to help promote game design and after six months she will head to Abertay University for the game production phase.

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