O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. Names Leadership Succession

Springfield, Mo. — O’Reilly Automotive, Inc., a leading retailer in the automotive aftermarket industry, has completed its previously announced leadership succession plan. Greg Henslee, who has served as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO) since February of 2005, was elected to serve as a director on the company’s board of directors and was subsequently appointed by the board to serve as executive vice chairman. In conjunction with Henslee’s election to the board, Greg Johnson was promoted to CEO and co-president, and Jeff Shaw was promoted to chief operating officer and co-president.

Subway® Restaurants' CEO to Retire

Milford, Conn. — Suzanne Greco, chief executive officer of Subway®, plans to retire at the end of June. Subway® has appointed Trevor Haynes, chief business development officer, as interim CEO, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company, effective May 2, 2018.

Big Lots’ President and CEO to Retire

Columbus, Ohio — David Campisi plans to retire as the president, CEO and member of the board of directors of Big Lots, Inc. Campisi, who had been on a leave of absence for medical reasons since December 2017, has decided to retire in order to focus fully on his health.

FacilitySource Adds New COO to Support Record Growth

Columbus, Ohio — FacilitySource, a national, tech-enabled facilities management company, has added Christine Kowalczyk as chief operating officer. Kowalczyk brings more than 20 years of global service operations and client management leadership to her new role at FacilitySource.

Edible® International Names New Chief Operating Officer

Wallingford, Conn.— John Merkin has been named COO of Edible® International (Edible®). In this role, he will oversee all franchise operations for the world's largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements. Merkin will also oversee Edible's® supply chain organization.

Art Van Furniture Names President and CEO

Warren, Mich. — Art Van Furniture, the Midwest's Number 1 furniture and mattress retailer, has hired Ronald ("Ron") Boire, a retail industry veteran with extensive leadership experience, as its new president and chief executive officer, effective April 30, 2018. Boire will succeed Kim Yost, who is retiring after 9 years with the company.

CoreLife Eatery Hires New VP of Franchise Development

Syracuse, N.Y. — CoreLife Eatery, a fast-growing active lifestyle restaurant based in upstate New York, has its eye on the western United States for expansion. The brand is looking to its new vice president of franchise development, Brooks Speirs, to lead that charge. He joined CoreLife Eatery in March.

Kirkland’s President & CEO to Retire

Nashville, Tenn. — W. Michael Madden has resigned from his roles as president, chief executive officer and director of Kirkland's, Inc., effective immediately, and will serve as an employee-advisor to the board until June 30, 2018. Michael B. Cairnes, the company's executive vice president and chief operating officer, will serve as acting CEO while the board conducts a search for a new CEO.

DSW Names New Chief Information Officer

Columbus, Ohio — DSW Inc., a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, has hired Drew Domecq to serve as senior vice president and chief information officer, effective April 2, 2018. Domecq will report to CEO Roger Rawlins.

Knoebel Construction Hires New CFO

St. Louis — Jessica Carroll has joined Knoebel Construction as chief financial officer. She is responsible for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of Knoebel Construction. She also maintains financial control systems and develops financial reports.

Restaurant Industry Veteran Joins The Pie Hole as CEO

Los Angeles — The Pie Hole, a Los Angeles-based, rapidly growing pie and coffee shop, has brought on restaurant industry veteran Edie Ames as chief executive officer. She joins The Pie Hole’s team of co-founders to oversee expansion efforts across the U.S. and abroad. Currently, The Pie Hole has 12 locations.

Luminance and Hallmark Lighting Name New CEO

Chatsworth, Calif. — Luminance and Hallmark Lighting, which design and distribute high-end lighting solutions to residential and commercial industries, have appointed Christopher Larocca as chief executive officer to oversee the strategic direction of both firms.

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