Sony's CEO has named an heir apparent.
Howard Stringer, while making some organizational tweaks, today chose Kazuo, or Kaz, Hirai to possibly succeed him at the helm of the iconic consumer electronics company.
Hirai, 50, rose up through the ranks in the music and video game businesses and has been the president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, which produces the successful PlayStation franchise as well as the video game business. Now, he's been tapped as the head of the entire consumer business, meaning not only video game consoles and titles, but TVs, Blu-ray players, notebooks, and more. … Read more