Eddie Bauer Names New President

Seattle — Eddie Bauer has named Damien Huang as its new president. An 8-year veteran of the company, Huang most recently was Eddie Bauer's senior vice president of merchandising & design. In his new role, he will report to Mike Egeck, chief executive officer of PSEB, a new operating company composed of Eddie Bauer and PacSun.

The Heritage Group Names New Senior Director

San Diego — The Heritage Group welcomes Scott Kirkpatrick as a senior director of the San Francisco division. Kirkpatrick is a Certified Property and Real Property Administrator with over 30 years of experience in commercial real estate in the areas of property management, asset management, leasing, construction management and property repositioning. His property management experience includes overseeing a variety of office, industrial and retail properties throughout Northern California.

Petco Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

San Diego — Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. has named Ron Coughlin as its new chief executive officer, effective June 18, 2018. Coughlin joins the company from HP Inc., where he served for 11 years, most recently as president of personal systems.

Rue21 Appoints New President and CEO

Warrendale, Pa. — r21 Holdings, Inc. (rue21) has appointed Laurie Van Brunt president and chief executive officer, effective June 25, 2018. Also, Michele Pascoe has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Stephen Sommers has been named senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

Planet Fitness Appoints Chief Development Officer

Hampton, N.H. — On June 12, 2018, Planet Fitness, Inc. appointed Ray Miolla as chief development officer. He will be responsible for driving strategic initiatives to fuel Planet Fitness' overall system-wide growth, overseeing market analysis, planning and development, real estate, construction and design, and franchise sales.

B.GOOD Appoints New CEO

Boston — B.GOOD, which offers great tasting, locally sourced burgers, bowls, salads and smoothies, has appointed Chris Fuqua as the company’s new chief executive officer. He assumes day-to-day leadership of the company following more than 8 years at Dunkin’ Brands, where he served in a variety of leadership roles including marketing, operations, supply chain and strategy.

Lowe's Names President and CEO

Mooresville, N.C. — Lowe's Companies, Inc. has named Marvin R. Ellison as president and CEO, effective July 2, 2018. He will also join Lowe's board of directors at that time. Ellison succeeds Robert A. Niblock, who previously announced his intention to retire. The Lowe's board has also appointed Richard W. Dreiling, a director of Lowe's since 2012, as chairman, effective July 2, 2018.

A. O. Smith Names SVP, International

Milwaukee — Global water technology company A. O. Smith Corporation has named Aninda DasGupta senior vice president-international. He will also serve as chairman and president of A. O. Smith Holdings (Barbados) SRL, located in Hong Kong SAR.

Fransmart Hires Restaurant Industry Veteran

Alexandria, Va. — Fransmart, the leading global franchise developer behind the explosive growth of The Halal Guys and Five Guys Burgers & Fries, has brought on industry veteran Michael D’Arezzo. As part of the Fransmart team, D’Arezzo will assist Fransmart’s founder and president, Dan Rowe, in developing and growing the company’s existing portfolio of emerging restaurant brands.

Macy’s Names New Chief Financial Officer

Cincinnati — Macy’s, Inc. has appointed Paula A. Price as chief financial officer, effective July 9, 2018. She will succeed Karen Hoguet, who plans to retire at the end of the 2018 fiscal year. Hoguet will remain with Macy’s in an advisory role until February 2, 2019.

DAVACO Names New Chief Executive Officer

Dallas — DAVACO, the North American leader of multi-site programs for global brands, has promoted its chief operating officer, Keith Winters, to chief executive officer. Winters will assume the additional leadership role, effective immediately.

Vitamin Shoppe CFO to Resign

Secaucus, N.J. — Brenda Galgano, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., will resign from her position on June 5, 2018 to take a position at another company. Since joining the company in 2011, Galgano has undertaken and completed many significant projects that have positioned the company for future growth while also spearheading the firm's Operational Excellence initiative.

H-E-B Names Chief Digital Officer

San Antonio — H-E-B, one of the nation's leading independent food retailers and the largest private employer in Texas, has appointed Jag Bath to the newly created position of chief digital officer. The appointment was made as H-E-B continues to rapidly expand its omnichannel offerings across the state.

Jersey Mike’s Adds to Real Estate Team

Manasquan, N.J. — Jersey Mike's Subs has added two new members to its real estate team: Paul Williams as director of real estate for South Central markets and Cortney Rickle as director of real estate, Northeast. Following the opening of 170 stores in 2017, Jersey Mike's is on the fast track to develop more than 200 stores this year.

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