Tower Records has named a new top executive. Joe D'Amico replaces the already departed CEO Allen Rodriguez who had been overseeing the West Sacramento, Calif.-based chain for the last year.

Tower Records has named a new top executive. Joe D'Amico replaces the already departed CEO Allen Rodriguez who had been overseeing the West Sacramento, Calif.-based chain for the last year.

According to sources, Rodriguez apparently left last week when his contract expired. At press time, little biographical information is known about D'Amico, but sources indicate he has been hired to shepard the business while suitors continue to negotiate to buy the 89 store chain.

Tower, which launched a digital download store June 27, has been on the selling block since February.