Real Mex Restaurants Names New CFO

Cypress, Calif. — Real Mex Restaurants, a leading operator of full-service Mexican restaurants, including Chevys Fresh Mex, El Torito, Acapulco and Pink Taco, has appointed Judd Tirnauer as chief financial officer, effective immediately. He joins Real Mex from Wet Seal.

Target Names Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has appointed Minsok Pak as executive vice president, chief strategy and innovation officer. He will be responsible for Target’s enterprise strategy development and retail innovation with the goal of enhancing the guest experience and accelerating growth.

J.Crew Promotes CFO and Treasurer

New York City — J.Crew Group, Inc. has promoted Vincent Zanna, previously senior vice president of finance and treasurer, to chief financial officer and treasurer, effective immediately. He will continue reporting to Michael J. Nicholson, president and chief operating officer.

Johnson Controls To Accelerate Leadership Succession

Cork, Ireland — Effective September 1, 2017, George Oliver, currently president and chief operating officer of Johnson Controls International plc, will become chairman and CEO. This action accelerates the move of Oliver to his new position 6 months earlier than previously announced. Alex Molinaroli, currently chairman and CEO, will leave the company and the board effective September 1, 2017.

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.

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