Thomas Thron has been promoted to managing director of EMI Music Austria, with immediate effect.

Thomas Thron has been promoted to managing director of EMI Music Austria, with immediate effect.

He succeeds Albert Manzinger, who exited as managing director of the Austrian company in November 2005.

Based in Vienna, Thron continues in his position as director sales at EMI Music Austria. He reports to Helmut Fest, EMI Music chairman Germant/Switzerland/Austria.

Before joining EMI Austria in 2003, Thron was buyer for the retail chain Libro in Vienna.