National Roofing Partners Makes 2 Key Hires

Dallas — National Roofing Partners (NRP), a leading network of commercial roofing contractors in North America, has added David Adams as vice president of revenue and Jay Wilbanks as director of project management.

Lowe’s CEO to Retire

Mooresville, N.C. — After 25 years with Lowe's Companies, Inc., Robert A. Niblock plans to retire as chairman, president and CEO of the company. The board of directors has initiated a search for his successor, and in the interim Niblock will remain in his current role.

Orangetheory Fitness Names New SVP of Domestic Franchise Development

Boca Raton, Fla. — Orangetheory® Fitness has hired Mike Mettler as senior vice president of domestic franchise development. He will be responsible for overseeing the company's domestic growth and expansion, as well as providing strategic leadership to assist the fitness franchise in achieving its goal of having more than 1,100 open studios worldwide by the end of 2018.

Dunkin' Brands Names 3 New Executive Promotions

Canton, Mass. — Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has promoted three executives to vice president roles. The promotions include Brian Gilbert to vice president, retail business development; Frank Barone to vice president, financial management & business analytics; and Mathias Piercy, to regional vice president, south central.

Biscuitville Names Executive Promotions, Including President

Greensboro, N.C. — Kathie S. Niven has been named president of Greensboro, N.C.-based Biscuitville FRESH SOUTHERN®. She joined Biscuitville in 2011 and most recently served as the company’s chief brand officer. In conjunction with the promotion of Niven, Kristie Mitchell has been promoted to vice president of brand and marketing.

Naranga Names COO of Franchise Operations

Atlanta — Faraz Iqbal has been promoted to chief operating officer of Naranga, an Atlanta-based franchise IT solutions and operations software company. Previously, he was vice president of technology solutions and delivery at Naranga.

Holt Construction Corp. Names New Director of Operations

Pearl River, N.Y. — Alexandria Perotti has been promoted to director of operations at Holt Construction Corp. She began her new position on March 5, 2018 and will be instrumental in the overall performance and ultimate success of improving operational systems, including supporting better management reporting, information flow, business practices and organizational planning.

Hertz Names New Chief Retail Operations Officer

Estero, Fla. — Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., has hired Paul Stone as executive vice president and chief retail operations officer (CROO), North America. Stone, who will join Hertz on March 6, brings more than 30 years of operational expertise from his leadership roles with retail giants Sam's Club/ Walmart and Cabela's.

Art Van Furniture President & CEO to Retire

Warren, Mich. — Kim Yost, president and CEO of Art Van Furniture, plans to retire after 9 years with the company. In order to ensure a seamless leadership transition, Yost will maintain his current role until a successor has been appointed. Art Van has commenced a process to identify and evaluate candidates for the position.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt Names New President and COO

Oklahoma City — Orange Leaf has named Kendall Ware as its new president and chief operating officer. Ware, who has more than 10 years of franchise leadership experience, most recently served as vice president of operations and training for the Orange Leaf brand. As president and COO, Ware will oversee strategic development, operational execution and brand growth.

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