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THQ Ups Scott Guthrie SVP North American Sales and Distribution

Scott Guthrie has been promoted to svp, North American sales and distribution, for THQ. He will manage the company's North American sales, retail marketing, sales planning and operations teams, which directly serve retailers throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

With more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing for major entertainment and consumer products companies, Guthrie has been serving THQ as a sales and operations management consultant since January of this year. Previously, Guthrie held multiple roles at Buena Vista Home Ent., spanning a decade, most recently as svp of sales and distribution.

"Scott has a proven track record of success in many different entertainment categories across a wide variety of distribution channels," said Brian Farrell, THQ president/ceo, to whom he reports. "He has already played a critical role in the chart-topping launches of THQ's major titles this year from the cross-platform release of Disney/Pixar CARS in June to the recent release of our brand new property, SAINTS ROW, for Xbox 360. We look forward to Scott's results-oriented leadership as THQ continues to transform itself through a new cycle of growth."

THQ Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information may be found at and