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Knoebel Construction Names Senior Project Manager

St. Louis — Bryon Muir has been promoted to senior project manager at Knoebel Construction. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of select retail center, restaurant, grocery and retail store construction projects, both in St. Louis and nationally. He…

LSI Industries Hires VP of Strategic Initiatives

Cincinnati — LSI Industries, Inc. has appointed Nelson Wesley as vice president strategic initiatives. He will oversee initiatives focused on improving sales, driving operational efficiency and ultimately improving financial performance of the company. He will report to the CMO, Scott…

J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc. Names New Leadership Promotions

Nashville, Tenn. — J. Alexander’s Holdings, Inc., owner and operator of a collection of restaurants which includes J. Alexander’s, Redlands Grill, Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill and selected other restaurants, has promoted Mark A. Parkey to president and CEO, effective…

Barnes & Noble Appoints Chief Information Officer

New York City — Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest retail bookseller, has appointed Carlo Pochintesta as chief information officer. Pochintesta joins the company from Rag & Bone Holdings, LLC, where he also served as chief information officer. He…

Konover South Names EVP of Development & Construction

Deerfield Beach, Fla. — Former ALDI development executive Jeffrey Williams has been promoted to executive vice president of development and construction for Konover South, LLC. Having previously served as senior vice president of development, Williams now provides management and oversight…

NECA Appoints Next Chief Executive Officer

Bethesda, Md. — The National Association of Electrical Contractors (NECA) has appointed T. David Long as chief executive officer. He will officially join the NECA staff on April 1, 2019. “After a national search, the executive committee unanimously selected David…

Connection Appoints New CFO

Merrimack, N.H. — Connection (PC Connection, Inc.), a leading IT solutions provider to various industries including retail, has named Thomas C. Baker as its new senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Effective March 1, 2019, Baker reports to…

The Michaels Companies Names Executive Transition

Irving, Texas — The Michaels Companies, Inc. has appointed seasoned retail executive Mark S. Cosby as interim CEO and board member, effective February 28, 2019. He succeeds Chuck Rubin, who has mutually agreed with the board to transition from CEO…

REGO Restaurant Group Names Chief Supply Officer

Denver — Eric Grundmeier, a seasoned supply chain professional, has been named chief supply officer of REGO Restaurant Group, the fast-casual restaurant platform backed by High Bluff Capital Partners that includes Quiznos and Taco Del Mar. The news comes on…

LEBOLO Hires Florida Retail Construction Veteran

Boynton Beach, Fla. — Florida retail construction veteran R.E. (Ed) McWhorter has joined Boynton Beach, Fla.-based LEBOLO Construction Management, Inc. as director of business development.…

DWM Construction & Renovation Names Project Manager

Latham, N.Y. —DWM Construction & Renovation has promoted Hannah Bourque to project manager. She previously served as project coordinator, where she was responsible for organizing, estimating and overseeing large bids and jobs for DWM’s national clients. Bourque’s commitment to adhering…

President/CEO of OSI Creative Retires; COO Promoted as Successor

Irvine, Calif. — Joe Baksha, president and CEO of OSI Creative, a leading provider of global supply chain managed solutions for point-of-purchase (POP) displays, consumer product packaging and branded merchandise programs, will retire on March 31, 2019. He will be…

Kitchen United Names Executive Appointments

Pasadena, Calif. — Kitchen United, the virtual restaurant center for innovative brands building off-premise through pickup and delivery, has made a series of executive team hires to support its national rollout and expansion plans. Kitchen United plans to open 15…

Biscuitville Names New Creative Director

Greensboro, N.C. — Biscuitville Fresh Southern® has named Stephen Swoap creative director. In his role at Biscuitville, he will continue to evolve and elevate the look of the brand and oversee the execution of its visual identity across its media…

REGO Restaurant Group Names Chief Brand Officer

Denver — Mark Lohmann, a former senior executive with Qdoba Restaurant Group, has been named chief brand officer of REGO Restaurant Group, the fast-casual restaurant platform backed by High Bluff Capital Partners that includes Quiznos and Taco Del Mar. The…

Bojangles’® Names Chief Restaurant Support Officer

Charlotte, N.C. — Bojangles’, Inc. has hired restaurant industry veteran Kenneth M. Koziol as its new chief restaurant support officer, reporting directly to the brand’s new chief executive officer, Jose Armario. He joins the company from Panera.…

BluJay Solutions Hires New CEO

Manchester, England — BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services, has hired experienced software executive and industry leader Andrew Kirkwood as chief executive officer. His 25 years of experience in the supply chain and SaaS market…

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…

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…

Yum! Brands Names President and Chief Operating Officer

Louisville, Ky. — Yum! Brands, Inc. has promoted David Gibbs to president and chief operating officer, reporting to CEO Greg Creed. Gibbs, a 29-year veteran of the company, has served as president and chief financial officer for the last 2…

DWM Water Filtration Names Water Filtration Specialist

Latham, N.Y. — DWM Water Filtration has promoted Dovie Wood to water filtration specialist. She joined DWM in 2016 as a customer service coordinator. Her commitment to clients coupled with her mechanical background has resulted in outstanding results for DWM’s…

Express, Inc. CEO Departs, Company Names Interim CEO/President

Columbus, Ohio — David Kornberg, chief executive officer of Express, Inc., a leading fashion apparel retailer, has departed. Effective January 22, 2019, Kornberg vacated his positions as CEO, president and a member of the board of directors. Kornberg will remain…

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…

GPS Hospitality Names Senior Vice President of Operations

Atlanta — GPS Hospitality, one the nation’s largest franchisees of BURGER KING® and Popeyes® Louisiana Kitchen restaurants, has promoted Mike Kovac to senior vice president of operations. Previously, he was vice president of operations, where he achieved consecutive yearly sales…

JCPenney Shakes Up Executive Leadership

Plano, Texas — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has planned a series of leadership actions taking place over the next few months that will assemble a cross-functional executive team.…