DSW Makes New Executive Appointments

Columbus, Ohio — DSW Inc., a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer, has appointed Michele Love as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Designer Shoe Warehouse. The company also made two key appointments within its merchandising team.

Front Burner Expands Leadership Team with New Hires and Promotions

Tampa, Fla.— Front Burner, restaurant management company for The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc., has strengthened its leadership team with the addition of Randy Barnett as vice president of information technology and Jennifer Dodd as vice president of operations. In addition, former senior director of marketing, Michele Whaley, has been promoted to vice president of marketing.

JLM Energy Hires Chief Operating Officer

Rocklin, Calif. — JLM Energy, a renewable energy technology company, has hired Erin Clark as chief operating officer. At JLM, Clark will focus on scaling operations for rapid growth. As COO, he will oversee a broad set of responsibilities ranging from sales and marketing, to finance and product development.

Duro-Last Appoints Director of Continuous Improvement

Saginaw, Mich. — Duro-Last, Inc. has hired Mike Tracey as director of continuous improvement. In this newly created position, Tracey will work closely with Duro-Last’s chief executive officer, Tom Saeli, to develop and oversee the quality assurance, quality control and engineering services departments. He will also oversee the continuous improvement of existing products and services, new product research, and the overall customer experience.

Albertsons Companies Promotes President & COO

Boise, Idaho — Albertsons Companies has promoted its executive vice president and chief operating officer, Wayne Denningham, to president and chief operating officer for Albertsons Companies. Bob Miller remains chairman and CEO, a role he has held since April 2015.

Amerlux Appoints Vice President, Exterior Sales

Oakland, N.J. — Amerlux has appointed Toby Boyd to vice president of exterior sales. Boyd will be responsible for overseeing the sales and specifications of the firm's exterior lighting fixtures. He will report directly to Ted des Enfants, vice president of commercial sales.

Jack in the Box Inc. CFO To Retire

San Diego — Jerry Rebel plans to retire as Jack in the Box Inc.’s chief financial officer in 2018. The company will begin an external search for a new CFO, and Rebel will continue to serve as CFO until after the appointment of a successor.

Federal Signal Hires Chief Operating Officer

Oak Brook, Ill. — The board of directors of Federal Signal Corporation, a leader in environmental and safety solutions, has appointed David G. Martin as its chief operating officer. He will join the company on April 10, 2017 and will report directly to Jennifer L. Sherman, president and chief executive officer.

Macy’s Names New CEO

Cincinnati — The board of directors of Macy’s, Inc. has unanimously elected Jeff Gennette as chief executive officer, effective March 23, 2017. A 30-year veteran of Macy's, Gennette succeeds Terry J. Lundgren, who will continue as executive chairman.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. Names CEO

Franklin, Tenn. — CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, has named Jason Marker as the company’s new chief executive officer. Most recently president of Kentucky Fried Chicken® U.S. (KFC), Marker has extensive domestic and international QSR experience. He is expected to start as CEO in April.

Kroger Names President of Fred Meyer Stores

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. has named Joe Grieshaber as its new president of Fred Meyer Stores, replacing Jeff Burt, who resigned on March 20, 2017 to become Target Corporation’s senior vice president of grocery, fresh food and beverage. Grieshaber had been serving as president of Kroger's Columbus, Ohio, division.

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