Sonic Appoints Chief Brand Officer

Oklahoma City — Sonic Corp., the nation's largest chain of drive-in restaurants, has appointed Jose A. Dueñas as executive vice president and chief brand officer. He joins the company from Olive Garden.

Sur La Table Names New Chief Executive Officer

Seattle — Sur La Table, a leading retail destination since 1972 for those passionate about cooking and entertaining, has appointed Billy May as chief executive officer. May, a fourth-generation retailer, will also join the board of directors. He succeeds Diane Neal who retired earlier this year.

DineEquity Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

Glendale, Calif. — DineEquity, Inc., the parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar® and IHOP® restaurants, has appointed Stephen P. Joyce as its new chief executive officer, effective September 12, 2017. He joins DineEquity from Choice Hotels, where he served as CEO.

Rexall Drugstore Appoints New President

Mississauga, Ontario — Domenic Pilla, CEO of McKesson Canada, has announced the appointment of Beth Newlands Campbell as president of Rexall Drugstore, effective August 8, 2017. She joins the company from Sobeys Inc.

Wynn Las Vegas Names Senior Vice President of Retail

Las Vegas — Wynn Las Vegas has appointed Frank Visconti as senior vice president of retail. With more than 40 years of luxury retail and hospitality industry experience, Visconti is a pioneer in master planning new retail developments and was instrumental in introducing luxury brands to Las Vegas in the early 1990s, helping reshape the city into a premier international shopping destination.

Barnes & Noble Names Vice President of Real Estate Development

New York City — Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller, has named James Lampassi as vice president, real estate development. Lampassi, whose appointment is effective July 31, 2017, will report directly to CEO Demos Parneros. Previously, he was vice president of real estate and construction at Petco.

Pei Wei Names New Vice President of IT

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Pei Wei has appointed Chris Andrews as vice president of information technology. He brings to Pei Wei comprehensive, executive experience in leading IT teams, developing leading-edge technology solutions and implementing new platforms.

Halco Lighting Hires SVP, Supply Chain Operations

Norcross, Ga. — Halco Lighting Technologies, a leader in LED lamp, ballast and luminaire solutions, welcomes Bart Mei as senior vice president, supply chain operations. Mei will assume global leadership of the Halco Lighting supply chain, supplier management and distribution operations.

CKE Restaurants Enhances Executive Team

Franklin, Tenn. — CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, has made two strategic appointments and a promotion to the executive leadership team in its effort to accelerate business and redefine the QSR category. Jeff Jenkins joins as chief marketing officer, Tom Brennan joins as chief operating officer, and Chip Seigel has been promoted to chief legal officer.

Quaker Steak & Lube Names New Vice President of Franchise Services

Westlake, Ohio — The fun family casual-dining franchise Quaker Steak & Lube has hired industry veteran Bruce Lane as vice president of franchise services. TA Restaurant Group, which acquired Quaker Steak & Lube in 2016, appointed Lane as part of its aggressive strategy to reinvigorate the 43-year-old brand and grow Quaker Steak & Lube into a nationally recognized concept through franchising.

Egan Sign Hires Strategic Sourcing Manager

Wyomissing, Pa. — Egan Sign, a recognized leader in national sign management and corporate rebranding, has hired Annette Debiec as strategic sourcing manager, a newly created position. She joins the company from Bills Khakis, a men’s fashion brand.

Betco® Names New President and COO

Bowling Green, Ohio — According to Paul Betz, CEO of Betco Corporation, the following company promotions are effective July 1, 2017: Brad Betz has been promoted to president; Denise Lennard has been promoted to chief operating officer; and Tony Lyons continues as chief financial officer.

Hard Rock International Appoints President of Cafe Operations

Orlando, Fla. — Hard Rock International has appointed Stephen K. Judge as president of cafe operations. In this new role, Judge will use his more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry to oversee daily operations for 176 corporate and franchise locations around the world. Judge will report directly to CEO Jim Allen.

dd's DISCOUNTS To Open 200th Store in June

Dublin, Calif. — dd's DISCOUNTS®, a division of Ross Stores, Inc. will open its 200th store in Manteca, Calif., on June 24, 2017. The 18,000-square-foot Northern California store is located in the Stadium Center at Highway 120 and Airport Way. The new location will increase the store count to 84 in California.

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