hhgregg’s Throgmartin dies

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Jerry ThrogmartinJerry Throgmartin, executive board chairman of Indianapolis-based hhgregg, has died. His career with the appliance and electronic retailed spanned 36 years, and he served as its CEO from 1988 to 1999.

The company’s current CEO, Dennis May, released the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Jerry Throgmartin. Jerry played a critical role in both building and growing our company over his astounding 36 year career at hhgregg. To all of us at hhgregg, Jerry served as a role model, a community patron, and an inspirational leader, who always lived his life to the fullest. To me personally, he also served as a mentor, a trusted advisor and a tremendous friend. He will be greatly missed. His life is an amazing story and our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”

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