Gymboree Names New President and CEO

San Francisco — The Gymboree Corporation has appointed Daniel Griesemer as the company's new president and chief executive officer, effective May 22, 2017. Griesemer joins Gymboree after a 5-year tenure leading Tilly's, an action sports-inspired teen and young adult apparel retailer where he served as president and CEO.

Kroger Announces Retirement and Promotions

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. has announced the retirement of Sukanya Madlinger, senior vice president of retail divisions, and the promotion of Calvin Kaufman to succeed her. Kaufman currently serves as president of Kroger's Louisville, Ky., division. Kroger has also promoted Ann Reed to serve as president of Kroger's Louisville division.

Cheesecake Factory CFO To Retire

Calabasas Hills, Calif. — The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, W. Douglas Benn, will retire from the company on July 7, 2017. He will be succeeded by Matthew Clark, who brings over 11 years of experience with the company, most recently serving as senior vice president, finance and strategy.

Amerlux Promotes Director of Specification Sales

Oakland, N.J. — Amerlux has promoted Tracie Jahn to director of specification sales. Jahn previously served as West Coast regional director for the company and will now report directly to Chuck Campagna, CEO/president, and Ted Des Enfants, vice president of sales.

DSW Makes New Executive Appointments

Columbus, Ohio — DSW Inc., a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, has appointed Michele Love as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Designer Shoe Warehouse. The company also made two key appointments within its merchandising team.

Front Burner Expands Leadership Team with New Hires and Promotions

Tampa, Fla.— Front Burner, restaurant management company for The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., has strengthened its leadership team with the addition of Randy Barnett as vice president of information technology and Jennifer Dodd as vice president of operations. In addition, former senior director of marketing, Michele Whaley, has been promoted to vice president of marketing.

JLM Energy Hires Chief Operating Officer

Rocklin, Calif. — JLM Energy, a renewable energy technology company, has hired Erin Clark as chief operating officer. At JLM, Clark will focus on scaling operations for rapid growth. As COO, he will oversee a broad set of responsibilities ranging from sales and marketing, to finance and product development.

Duro-Last Appoints Director of Continuous Improvement

Saginaw, Mich. — Duro-Last, Inc. has hired Mike Tracey as director of continuous improvement. In this newly created position, Tracey will work closely with Duro-Last’s chief executive officer, Tom Saeli, to develop and oversee the quality assurance, quality control and engineering services departments. He will also oversee the continuous improvement of existing products and services, new product research, and the overall customer experience.

Albertsons Companies Promotes President & COO

Boise, Idaho — Albertsons Companies has promoted its executive vice president and chief operating officer, Wayne Denningham, to president and chief operating officer for Albertsons Companies. Bob Miller remains chairman and CEO, a role he has held since April 2015.

Amerlux Appoints Vice President, Exterior Sales

Oakland, N.J. — Amerlux has appointed Toby Boyd to vice president of exterior sales. Boyd will be responsible for overseeing the sales and specifications of the firm's exterior lighting fixtures. He will report directly to Ted des Enfants, vice president of commercial sales.

Jack in the Box Inc. CFO To Retire

San Diego — Jerry Rebel plans to retire as Jack in the Box Inc.’s chief financial officer in 2018. The company will begin an external search for a new CFO, and Rebel will continue to serve as CFO until after the appointment of a successor.

Federal Signal Hires Chief Operating Officer

Oak Brook, Ill. — The board of directors of Federal Signal Corporation, a leader in environmental and safety solutions, has appointed David G. Martin as its chief operating officer. He will join the company on April 10, 2017 and will report directly to Jennifer L. Sherman, president and chief executive officer.

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