Bloomin’ Brands Names President of Bonefish Grill

Tampa, Fla. — Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. has appointed Jeff Carcara as president of Bonefish Grill. In this role, Carcara will be responsible for leading the operations and development for Bonefish Grill restaurants across the United States. He most recently served as the CEO of Del Frisco’s Emerging Brands.

JOANN Stores Names President & CEO

Hudson, Ohio — JOANN Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft specialty retailer, has named Wade Miquelon as president, CEO and a member of the board of directors. Miquelon was appointed interim president and CEO in October 2018, in addition to continuing in his role as executive vice president and CFO, and led JOANN through a successful holiday season.

SMS Assist Promotes CFO to President

Chicago — SMS Assist has promoted Marc Shiffman to president. One of the company’s earliest employees — instrumental to its years of rapid growth and market leadership — Shiffman will assume the role immediately and continue as the company’s chief financial officer.

Kirkland's Names CEO, President/COO Appointments

Nashville, Tenn. — Kirkland's, Inc. is strengthening its senior management team with the addition of Steve "Woody" Woodward as chief executive officer. Woodward, who is currently president and chief merchant of Crate and Barrel, will join the Kirkland's team on October 22, 2018. The company's acting CEO, Mike Cairnes, will be promoted from his previous position of executive vice president to president in addition to resuming his previous role as chief operating officer.

Ice-O-Matic Names New President

Chicago and Denver — Filippo Berti, CEO of the Ali Group, has named Gary Mick as president of Ice-O-Matic, an Ali Group Company, as of September 10, 2018. In this new role, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of Ice-O-Matic.

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.

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.

Rue21 Appoints New President and CEO

Warrendale, Pa. — r21 Holdings, Inc. (rue21) has appointed Laurie Van Brunt president and chief executive officer, effective June 25, 2018. Also, Michele Pascoe has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer, and Stephen Sommers has been named senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

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.

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.

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.

A.C. Moore Appoints New President

Berlin, N.J. — A.C. Moore has appointed Anthony Piperno as president of the arts and crafts specialty retailer. He assumed responsibilities on January 16, succeeding long-time leader and industry pioneer Pepe Piperno, who will remain actively involved in the company as chairman and CEO.

Lighting Science Appoints New President

West Warwick, R.I. — Lighting Science®, an innovative LED lighting technology company, has appointed Khim Lee as president. With over 15 years of experience in LED lighting, management consulting and private equity operations, Lee is ideally equipped to drive the next phase of growth at Lighting Science.

Rexall Drugstore Appoints New President

Mississauga, Ontario — Domenic Pilla, CEO of McKesson Canada, has announced the appointment of Beth Newlands Campbell as president of Rexall Drugstore, effective August 8, 2017. She joins the company from Sobeys Inc.

Betco® Names New President and COO

Bowling Green, Ohio — According to Paul Betz, CEO of Betco Corporation, the following company promotions are effective July 1, 2017: Brad Betz has been promoted to president; Denise Lennard has been promoted to chief operating officer; and Tony Lyons continues as chief financial officer.

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