Applebee's Appoints New Chief Operations Officer

Glendale, Calif. — Applebee's Neighborhood Grill + Bar® has promoted Kevin Carroll, a restaurant operator with nearly three decades of experience, to senior vice president, chief operations officer, reporting directly to John Cywinski, president, Applebee's.

Quaker Steak & Lube Promotes VP of Operations and Franchise Services

Westlake, Ohio — Quaker Steak & Lube® has promoted Bruce Lane to vice president of operations and franchise services. Lane joined the company earlier this year as vice president of franchise services and has been a fundamental part of TA Restaurant Group's ongoing plans to reinvigorate the 43-year-old brand and grow Quaker Steak & Lube into a nationally recognized concept through franchising.

Kroger Names New Leadership for the Central and QFC Divisions

Cincinnati — Katie Wolfram, president of the Central division of The Kroger Co., will retire on November 4, 2017 after 38 years of service. Pam Matthews, currently the QFC division president, has been promoted to succeed her. Suzy Monford will join the company to serve as president of the QFC division.

Subway Names New Chief Digital Officer

Milford, Conn. — Subway® Restaurants has promoted Carissa Ganelli to chief digital officer. Ganelli is responsible for the brand's global digital strategy and will lead Subway Digital, a team dedicated to transforming the guest experience through the integration of digital tools and an omnichannel strategy.

DWM Construction & Renovation Expands Client Support

Latham, N.Y. — DWM Construction & Renovation, a division of DWM, Inc., has promoted Jennifer Boivin to projects team lead. In her new role, Boivin will act as first point of office support for field project managers and be responsible for the daily operational management of all in-office project coordinators.

Kroger Announces Retirement and Promotion

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. has announced the retirement of Michigan division President Jayne Homco, and the promotion of Scott Hays to succeed her. Hays currently serves as vice president of operations for the company's Fry's division.

CKE Restaurants Enhances Executive Team

Franklin, Tenn. — CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (CKE), parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s®, has made two strategic appointments and a promotion to the executive leadership team in its effort to accelerate business and redefine the QSR category. Jeff Jenkins joins as chief marketing officer, Tom Brennan joins as chief operating officer, and Chip Seigel has been promoted to chief legal officer.

Kroger Announces Retirement and Promotions

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. has announced the retirement of Sukanya Madlinger, senior vice president of retail divisions, and the promotion of Calvin Kaufman to succeed her. Kaufman currently serves as president of Kroger's Louisville, Ky., division. Kroger has also promoted Ann Reed to serve as president of Kroger's Louisville division.

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.

DWM Facilities Maintenance Appoints Strategic Support Analyst

Latham, N.Y. — DWM Facilities Maintenance has promoted Erica Carpinello to strategic support analyst. Carpinello will be responsible for supporting the construction and renovation division through strategic reporting to ensure efficient completion of construction and renovation projects.

Amerlux Appoints Vice President of Global Sales

Oakland, N.J. — Amerlux has appointed John Mamo to vice president of global sales. In his new role, Mamo engages closely with international accounts that are positioned in established and rapidly growing emerging markets, including specialty retailers, major department stores, hospitality accounts, grocery retailers and mall developers throughout Europe, Mexico, Asia, the Middle East, and Central and South America.

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