Petland Hires Former Walmart VP

Chillicothe, Ohio — Petland, Inc. has hired Tony Samples as vice president of corporate stores. Samples will lead Petland's retail store division and oversee the company's merchandising and marketing efforts. He joins Petland from Wal-Mart Stores.

La-Z-Boy Names Vice President, Real Estate

Monroe, Mich. — La-Z-Boy Incorporated has appointed Jeffrey Fink as vice president, real estate. He will join the company on March 9, 2015, and will report to Mark Bacon, senior vice president and president, La-Z-Boy Branded Business.

Servicon Names President & CEO; Promotes Director of Sales

Los Angeles — Servicon Systems Inc., a leading provider of sustainable maintenance services, has named Laurie Sewell as president and CEO. Sewell already held the position of president. The company has also promoted Stacey Wong to director of sales, following 8 years of handling all aspects of Servicon’s strategic accounts.

American Apparel Strengthens Management Team

Los Angeles — American Apparel, Inc., a vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor and retailer of branded fashion-basic apparel, has made two leadership appointments. Thoryn Stephens has been named chief digital officer, a newly created position, and Cynthia Erland has been named senior vice president of marketing.

Nebraska Book Company Appoints Interim President & CEO

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska Book Company | Neebo, operator of more than 200 college stores nationwide and one of the largest distributors in the wholesale textbook industry and a leading provider of collegiate retail systems supporting more than 2,000 college related stores, has named an interim president and CEO.

Aeropostale Appoints New COO and CFO

New York City — Aeropostale, Inc., a mall-based specialty retailer of casual and active apparel for young women and men, has made two executive appointments that realign responsibilities and strengthen its leadership team.

Sally Beauty Holdings Names New CEO

Denton, Texas — Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. has named President and COO Chris Brickman to succeed Gary Winterhalter as chief executive officer. The appointment was made effective February 1, 2015.

Joe’s Jeans CEO Resigns

Los Angeles — Marc Crossman has tendered his resignation as president and chief executive officer of Joe’s Jeans Inc. In conjunction with his resignation, Crossman will be transitioning to a consulting position with the company. Samuel Joseph Furrow, Jr. (Jay Furrow) will serve as interim CEO.

The Home Depot Names New Chairman

Atlanta — The Home Depot’s board of directors has elected its CEO and president, Craig Menear, as chairman, effective February 2. He will succeed Frank Blake, who will retire as chairman.

The Fresh Market Makes Leadership Changes

Greensboro, N.C. — The board of directors of The Fresh Market, Inc. has appointed Sean Crane, executive vice president and chief operating officer, to the position of interim chief executive officer, effective immediately.

KWI Names New Executive Appointments

New York City — KWI, an industry-leading cloud solutions provider to the specialty retail sector, has enjoyed record-breaking growth in its fiscal year 2014. The company celebrated 30 years in business adding new clients to its roster and additional key executives to its ranks. Expanding expertise, and utilizing progressive cloud innovation and advanced in-store functionality, led to an increased usage of mobile POS and real-time omni-channel capabilities, while positioning KWI for continued growth in 2015.



La-Z-Boy Names Chief Human Resources Officer

Monroe, Mich. — La-Z-Boy Incorporated has appointed Barbara J. Runyon as chief human resources officer. She will join the company on February 2, 2015, and will report to Kurt L. Darrow, La-Z-Boy's chairman, president and chief executive officer.

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