Buffalo Wings & Rings Hires Industry Veteran as COO

Cincinnati — Cincinnati-based Buffalo Wings & Rings has hired industry veteran Joe Dominiak as the brand's new chief operations officer. Most recently executive vice president and managing partner at Skyline Chili, Dominiak brings a proven track record and expertise for growing the national footprints of restaurant companies to the role as Buffalo Wings & Rings continues its mission to strategically expand across the country.

The Fresh Market, Inc. Appoints CFO

Greensboro, N.C. — The Fresh Market, Inc., a leading specialty grocer, has appointed Oded Shein as chief financial officer. Past retail positions include senior financial roles at Stage Stores, Belk and Charming Shoppes.

Lowe's Appoints Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Mooresville, N.C. — Lowe's Companies, Inc. has named Donald E. Frieson as executive vice president, supply chain, effective August 8, 2018. He will be responsible for the company's distribution centers, logistics, global sourcing, transportation and delivery services. Frieson will report to Marvin R. Ellison, president and CEO.

Nordstrom Names New Chief Technology Officer

Seattle — Leading fashion retailer Nordstrom, Inc. has hired Edmond Mesrobian as chief technology officer (CTO). In this role, Mesrobian will help Nordstrom continue to bolster its strategy of leveraging digital and technology capabilities while expanding customer reach and engagement.

Egan Sign Hires 3 New Team Members

Wyomissing, Pa. — Egan Sign, a recognized leader in national sign management and corporate rebranding, has made three new hires. Vi Phan has joined the organization as graphic designer, and Ginger Houck and Alex Beilhart have been hired as project coordinators.

Westwood Contractors Adds New Director of Operations

Fort Worth, Texas — Westwood Contractors has expanded its executive team with the addition of David Kimberly as director of operations. He will be directly responsible for supervising the company’s project management team and the general field superintendent.

The Vitamin Shoppe® Expands Executive Team

Secaucus, N.J. — Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., an omni-channel, specialty retailer of nutritional products, has named David Mock, who has served as a consultant to the company since January 2018, as its new executive vice president – chief merchandising and marketing officer, effective July 30, 2018.

A. O. Smith Names Executive Chairman & President/CEO

Milwaukee — According to A. O. Smith Corporation’s board of directors, Ajita G. Rajendra will transition from chairman and chief executive officer to executive chairman of the corporation, effective September 1, 2018 — at which time, Kevin J. Wheeler will assume the role of president and chief executive officer.

Back Yard Burgers Taps Operations Veteran as New CEO

Nashville, Tenn. — Back Yard Burgers has hired Scott Shotter as its new chief executive officer. Axum Capital Partners, Back Yard Burgers' private equity firm, selected Shotter for his proven track record in operations and success in guest loyalty and team building strategies.

PIRCH Names New President and CEO

Costa Mesa, Calif. — PIRCH, the innovative home retailer that showcases the world's most admired kitchen, bath and outdoor appliances, has appointed Steve Smith as president and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Fransmart Welcomes Chief Operating Officer

Alexandria, Va. — Fransmart, a leading restaurant franchise development company, has hired veteran business leader Dustin Snyder as chief operating officer. In this newly created position, Snyder will optimize and maximize the company’s franchise marketing and sales productivity, further enhance process automation, and continue to build Fransmart’s team of professionals.

Peet's Coffee Appoints New CEO

Emeryville, Calif. — Peet's Coffee® has appointed Kenneth C. (Casey) Keller, Jr. as chief executive officer, effective August 6, 2018. He will succeed Dave Burwick, who had served as CEO since 2012.

B.GOOD Names New CMO

Boston — B.GOOD, an industry pioneer in providing great tasting, locally sourced burgers, bowls, salads and smoothies, has named Brent Feldman as the company’s new chief marketing officer. Previously, Feldman spent the majority of his career as an advertising agency executive, with a focus on the food and beverage industry.

Dunkin' Brands Names New CEO

Canton, Mass. — Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts (DD) and Baskin-Robbins (BR), has appointed David Hoffmann as its new chief executive officer, effective immediately. He will also serve on the company's board of directors and remain president of Dunkin' Donuts U.S. The members of the Dunkin' Brands leadership team will now report to Hoffmann, who is succeeding Nigel Travis. Travis is retiring from the role he has held since January 2009.

Edible Arrangements Names New CEO

Atlanta — Edible Arrangements®, the world’s largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements and all-natural, fresh fruit snacks and dipped treats, has named QSR industry veteran Mike Rotondo its chief executive officer. Previously, he was CEO of Tropical Smoothie Cafe.

IA Interior Architects Expands Global Retail Practice

Seattle — IA Interior Architects is growing its retail practice group with the addition of a new team that will be based in Seattle. This group will be led by three retail experts: Mike Riggs, managing director/retail; Ron Singler, design director/retail; and Alex Shapleigh, design director/retail. The new team will work in conjunction with the company’s New York Retail practice group.

National Roofing Partners Hires Vice President

Coppell, Texas — National Roofing Partners (NRP), the leading network of commercial roofing contractors in North America, has hired Tony Rader as vice president. Rader will be directing a new NRP team focused on telecommunications rooftop services that will be serviced by the tier-one network of the NRP roofing contractor network.

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