Macy’s Executive Chairman To Retire

Cincinnati — Terry Lundgren, executive chairman of Macy’s, Inc., will retire from the board of directors on January 31, 2018. The board has appointed Jeff Gennette, who has been CEO since March 2017, to the additional role of chairman effective January 31, 2018. This will complete the planned transition that was announced in June 2016. Marna Whittington remains lead independent director. Following Lundgren’s retirement, the board will have 10 directors.

Captain D's Names New COO and VP of Company Operations

Nashville, Tenn. — Captain D's has expanded its leadership team, promoting company veterans Tim Ward and Andy Castle to chief operating officer and vice president of company operations, respectively. Additionally, the company promoted David Rentschler to director of operations for the Nashville-Knoxville-North SC district and Jen Daley to Knoxville area director.

The World’s Largest Hot Dog Chain® Names New President

Irvine, Calif. — After more than 15 years learning every aspect of the family business, J.R. Galardi has assumed the role of president of Galardi Group (GGI), the parent company of Tastee-Freez, Hamburger Stand and Wienerschnitzel, the iconic Southern California-based hot dog chain with 331 restaurants in 10 states and Guam.

Natural Grocers Appoints New CFO

Lakewood, Colo. — Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. has appointed Todd Dissinger as chief financial officer (CFO), effective January 1, 2018. Dissinger will assume the CFO role from Sandra Buffa, who will retire effective December 31, 2017.

Subway Names VP of Global Brand Management & Innovation

Milford, Conn. — Subway® restaurants has hired Len Van Popering to join the company as vice president of global brand management and innovation. Van Popering is charged with driving Subway's ongoing global transformation through food innovation (including core menu items, snacks and beverages), brand positioning, visual identity and channel development (including delivery, catering and mobile ordering).

Fazoli’s Adds 3 Franchise Veterans to Executive Team

Lexington, Ky. — Fazoli’s, America's largest fast-casual Italian chain, has appointed three industry veterans to the company’s corporate leadership team: Jeff Sturgis as chief development officer, Rodney Lee as chief financial officer and Jodie Conrad as vice president of marketing.

Parterre Flooring Systems Names Chief Executive Officer

Wilmington, Mass. — Parterre Flooring Systems, a privately-held leader in the luxury vinyl tile segment of the flooring industry, has named Ralph Grogan as chief executive officer, effective immediately. T. Fred Roche will remain with the company as a member of the board of directors and will maintain an equity interest in the company.

Veteran Duro-Last Sales Rep Retires

Saginaw, Mich. — This fall, long-time independent sales representative Don Morris retired from Duro-Last, Inc. after 36 years of dedicated service and support. His career was integral to the growth of Duro-Last products and services.

Applebee's Appoints New Chief Operations Officer

Glendale, Calif. — Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar® has promoted Kevin Carroll, a restaurant operator with nearly three decades of experience, to senior vice president, chief operations officer, reporting directly to John Cywinski, president, Applebee's.

Quaker Steak & Lube Promotes VP of Operations and Franchise Services

Westlake, Ohio — Quaker Steak & Lube® has promoted Bruce Lane to vice president of operations and franchise services. Lane joined the company earlier this year as vice president of franchise services and has been a fundamental part of TA Restaurant Group's ongoing plans to reinvigorate the 43-year-old brand and grow Quaker Steak & Lube into a nationally recognized concept through franchising.

ODG Appoints Senior Interior Designer

Dubai — ODG, an award-winning global retail consultancy agency, has appointed Robin Rossi as senior interior designer. He will be responsible for bringing innovation, creativity and value-creation to the diverse projects being implemented by the agency within the Middle East and the rest of the world.

Schostak Hires Operations Veteran as EVP & COO

Livonia, Mich. — Livonia Mich.-based Schostak Brothers & Company has hired Thomas W. Litzler as executive vice president and chief operating officer, according to CEO David Schostak. He joins the company from Brixmor Property Group.

Kellermeyer Bergensons Services Names Exterior Services Division Leader

Oceanside, Calif. — Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC (KBS) has hired Ray Smith to join the company as vice president, exterior services. In this capacity, he will lead the exterior services division and oversee KBS’s portfolio of exterior services, which includes parking lot sweeping and maintenance, snow plowing and removal, landscaping and other related services.

Federal Signal Promotes Senior Vice President and CFO

Oak Brook, Ill. — The board of directors of Federal Signal Corporation, a leader in environmental and safety solutions, has promoted Ian A. Hudson to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective October 24, 2017. Hudson, who has served as the company's interim chief financial officer since March 21, 2017, will continue to serve as the company's principal accounting officer.

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