LSI Industries Names New Member of Executive Team

Cincinnati — Jeff Davis has joined LSI Industries as president, LSI Lighting. He is responsible for the company’s sales functions, and he will lead LSI’s commercial planning efforts. He reports to Jim Clark, president and CEO of LSI Industries. “The

DWM Promotes Team Lead, Facilities Maintenance Division

Orlando, Fla. — DWM has promoted ZarettMarie Perez to team lead, Facilities Maintenance Division. In her new role, Perez will be responsible for overseeing a 24/7 client solutions team dedicated to timely, cost-effective solutions for specialty retail clients. Perez joined

ITW Promotes EVP, Food Equipment Group

Glenview, Ill. — ITW Food Equipment Group, a worldwide family of industry leading commercial food equipment brands, has promoted Axel Beck to lead the organization as executive vice president. Beck succeeds Lei Schlitz, who will now lead ITW’s automotive OEM

NEST Integrated Facilities Management Names COO

Gloucester, N.J. — NEST, a leader in integrated facilities management and technology solutions serving enterprises in the United States and Canada, has added Shannon Puckett to its executive suite as chief operating officer. In her new role, Puckett will oversee

Macy’s to Close 125 Stores; Plans Smaller Off-Mall Format

New York City — Macy’s, Inc. plans to optimize its portfolio by continuing to grow stores in the best malls, but close approximately 125 stores in lower tier malls within 3 years. The department store also plans to explore new

Centric Brands Inc. Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

New York City — Centric Brands Inc., a leading lifestyle brands collective, has appointed Laura Ritchey as chief operating officer, reporting to CEO Jason Rabin. Ritchey will be responsible for developing the global operating platform and have direct oversight for

JCPenney Expands Leadership Team

Plano, Texas — JCPenney has appointed six new vice presidents. Wendy Santana joins the company as vice president of business development. She has built an impressive career by developing private brands and creating business opportunities for leading retailers. She joins

Dutch Bros Coffee Names New CFO to Help Lead Major Expansion

Grants Pass, Ore. — Dutch Bros Coffee, the country’s largest privately held drive-thru coffee company, has named Charley Jemley chief financial officer. He joins the Dutch Bros family with extensive experience in retail finance and restaurant development, both in the

Gap Inc. No Longer Pursuing Separation of Old Navy

San Francisco — Gap Inc. no longer intends to separate Old Navy into a standalone public company. Additionally, the company has announced that Neil Fiske, president and CEO of Gap brand, will leave the company. “The plan to separate was

Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group Names VP, Finance

Hudson, Wis. — Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group (RSG) recently named Erik Meyer vice president of finance, reporting directly to Kevin Fink, president of Standex RSG. In his new role, Meyer will be instrumental in leading the RSG finance team across

First Watch Hires First Chief Transformation Officer

Bradenton, Fla. — Award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch concept First Watch has hired Greg Barber as its new chief transformation officer. In this newly created role, Barber is responsible for leading strategy development and will partner with First Watch’s key

Hudson’s Bay Company Names New President

Toronto — Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) has appointed Iain Nairn as president, effective January 12, 2020. A highly accomplished retail executive, Nairn has a remarkable track record of driving profitable growth and transformational change at a wide variety of retailers,

Jack in the Box Inc. Promotes 3 Executives

San Diego — Jack in the Box Inc. has promoted three of its executives: Adrienne Ingoldt to senior vice president, chief brand and experience officer; Jennifer Kennedy to senior vice president, chief product and innovation officer; and Sarah Super to

Farmer Boys Names New SVP of Operations

Riverside, Calif. — Farmer Boys®, a farm fresh fast-casual concept, has added restaurant industry veteran Dave Wetzel as its new senior vice president of operations. In this role, Wetzel is responsible for overseeing both company and franchise restaurant operations. He

Duro-Last Welcomes New Directors of Marketing and National Accounts

Saginaw, Mich. — Duro-Last, Inc. has welcomed Andrea Fisher as the director of marketing and Dan Ervin as the director of national accounts. Fisher will oversee and execute the branding and marketing initiatives for all John R. Burt Enterprises’ companies.

The Michaels Companies Appoints Former Walmart Executive as New CEO

Irving, Texas — The Michaels Companies, Inc. has named Ashley Buchanan, an experienced retail executive from Walmart, as its new president and chief executive officer designate and appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective January 6, 2020. He will

Bed Bath & Beyond Makes Extensive Changes to Leadership Team

Union, N.J. — Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. is undergoing an extensive restructure of its leadership team, including the departure of six senior members. The moves reflect the priorities of Bed Bath & Beyond’s new president and CEO, Mark Tritton,

Macy’s President Steps Down

Cincinnati — Macy’s, Inc. has announced that Hal Lawton, president of the Macy’s brand business, has resigned, effective December 6, 2019. He joined Macy’s as president in September 2017. “Hal has made significant contributions to the business over the past

Beall’s, Inc. Names Matt Beall as Next CEO

Bradenton, Fla. — Bradenton, Fla.-based retailer Beall’s, Inc. has named Robert Matthews Beall III (Matt) as its next chief executive officer. He is the fourth in a succession of leaders from the Beall family that have guided the company for

Let’s Pave Welcomes New Employees

Oak Brook, Ill. — Let’s Pave, LLC, a leading national provider of specialized paving services and solutions, has hired three new employees to help lead its growing sales team and accounting department. Jim Breech, director of business development, has more

JCPenney Hires New SVP, Chief Digital Officer

Plano, Texas — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has hired Karl Walsh, an executive with more than 18 years of e-commerce expertise, as senior vice president, chief digital officer. Walsh will report to Shawn Gensch, executive vice president, chief customer

Destination XL Group, Inc. Appoints Chief Digital Officer

Canton, Mass. — Destination XL Group, Inc., a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of men’s Big + Tall clothing and shoes, has added Ujjwal Dhoot to its team as chief digital officer, effective December 16, 2019. He will report to Erica

Office Depot CFO to Depart in January 2020

Boca Raton, Fla. — Joseph T. Lower, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Office Depot, Inc., intends to leave the company on January 10, 2020. He will assume the role of chief financial officer at AutoNation, Inc. “We

Fulham Taps Industry Veteran to Head OEM Sales Team

Hawthorne, Calif. — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has appointed Edwin Reyes as director of OEM sales and business development. In his new role, Reyes will oversee

Krystal Adds New Leadership to Improve Operations

Atlanta — The Krystal Company has hired two senior executives with extensive QSR experience to lead its ongoing revitalization plan. Tim Ward fills the newly created position of president and chief operating officer, and Bruce Vermilyea joins the brand as chief financial