Lowe's Names New Chief Financial Officer

Mooresville, N.C. — Lowe's Companies, Inc. has appointed David M. Denton as executive vice president, chief financial officer. Denton currently serves as executive vice president and CFO of CVS Health and will join Lowe's shortly after the closing of the CVS acquisition of Aetna, which is expected in the second half of 2018.

J.Jill, Inc. Makes New Executive Hires

Quincy, Mass. — J.Jill, Inc. has appointed two new executives to the company's senior leadership team. Brian Beitler will join the company as executive vice president, chief marketing and brand development officer, and Shelley Liebsch as senior vice president, chief merchandising officer. Both were appointed by J.Jill's new CEO, Linda Heasley, and will begin their new roles in September.

Ben & Jerry's Introduces New CEO

Burlington, Vt. — Ben & Jerry's, the progressive ice cream maker from Vermont, has a new chief executive officer. Matthew McCarthy, a 21-year veteran at Ben & Jerry's parent company, Unilever, assumed the position on July 1, 2018.

Waste Pro USA Elects New President

Longwood, Fla. — Sean Jennings has been elected president of Waste Pro USA by the company's board of directors. Waste Pro is the third largest privately owned waste company in the United States. Sean Jennings is the son of Waste Pro’s founder, CEO and chairman, John Jennings.

Target Names SVP, Global Inventory Management

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has hired John Bauer to join the company as senior vice president, global inventory management, effective August 20. In this role, Bauer will lead the teams responsible for ordering, inventory positioning, global trade and domestic transportation. He will report to Target's executive vice president and chief supply chain officer, Arthur Valdez Jr.

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.

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