KBS Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Oceanside, Calif. — Kellermeyer Bergensons Services (KBS), a trusted partner to leading operations and facility managers across North America, has hired seasoned operational executive Ray Aschenbach as its new chief operating officer. “It is with great pleasure that we welcome

LIDS Promotes SVP of Merchandising to President

Indianapolis — Leading sports retailer Lids has promoted its senior vice president of merchandising, Bob Durda, to president. Over a 13-year tenure at the company, Durda has been at the forefront of Lids’ focus on building out its portfolio of

Vestar Names Industry Veteran to Regional Director Position

Phoenix — Vestar, one of the leading privately held shopping center owners and managers in the western U.S., has tapped industry veteran Charles Martinez to be its new regional director overseeing its Northern California properties. Over the past 15 years,

Pegnato Adds New VP of Project Management and Technical Services

Marina Del Rey, Calif. — Citing unprecedented growth over the past year, Pegnato, the leader in connecting national roofing portfolio managers with pre-vetted top contractors, has expanded its executive team with the addition of Jason Domecq as vice president of

Panera Brands Establishes Next Generation of Leadership

St. Louis — Panera Brands Inc., which includes the fast-casual and hospitality brand Panera Bread as well as Einstein Bros. Bagels and Caribou Coffee, has established its next generation of CEO leadership and board governance in preparation for its eventual

Retail Tech Platform Lily AI Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Mountain View, Calif. — Lily AI, a retail technology platform specializing in AI solutions for retailers and brands, has hired Avnish Patel to its executive team as chief operating officer, effective immediately. In this new role, Patel will be responsible

Bonchon U.S. Appoints New CEO

Dallas — Bonchon, a global leader in fast-casual Asian fusion dining known for its Korean double-fried chicken, has appointed former global CFO Bryan Shin to lead Bonchon U.S. as CEO. Shin joined Bonchon as head of global finance in 2019

Vicky Bakery Appoints New CEO; Continues Franchise Growth

Miami — Vicky Bakery, South Florida’s original family-owned Cuban bakery since 1972, has named Mauricio Romero as its new chief executive officer. This announcement comes as Vicky Bakery is experiencing record-setting growth, continuous double-digit revenue gains, the opening of multiple

TGI Fridays CEO to Step Down

Dallas — Ray Blanchette, chief executive officer of TGI Fridays, is stepping down. Rohit Manocha, chairman of the board and co-founder of TriArtisan Capital Advisors, will be assuming Blanchette’s responsibilities in the interim. The TGI Fridays executive team will report

Albertsons Companies Names EVP and General Counsel

Boise, Idaho — Albertsons Companies, Inc. has hired Tom Moriarty as its new executive vice president and general counsel, effective June 5, 2023. He joins Albertsons from CVS Health and will report to CEO Vivek Sankaran. Moriarty succeeds Juliette Pryor,

Wetzel’s Pretzels Names New Brand Leader

Pasadena, Calif. — Wetzel’s Pretzels has appointed Vincent Montanelli to the company’s top leadership position. Montanelli joined Wetzel’s nearly 20 years ago as the senior vice president of operations and most recently held the post of COO. He will maintain

Shipley Do-Nuts Appoints New CEO

Houston — Shipley Do-Nuts, a fast-growing franchisor of a leading do-nut, kolache and coffee concept, has named Flynn Dekker as its new CEO. Dekker succeeds Clifton Rutledge, who will return to the company’s board of directors. Dekker most recently served

US LBM Names New EVP and Chief Information Officer

Atlanta — US LBM, a leading distributor of specialty building materials in the United States, has hired Andrew Campbell to join its executive leadership team as executive vice president and chief information officer. Campbell brings 30 years of experience to

JOANN President and CEO to Retire

Hudson, Ohio — JOANN Inc., the nation’s category leader in sewing and fabrics with one of the largest arts and crafts offerings, has announced the retirement of Wade Miquelon as president and chief executive officer effective, May 8, 2023. Chris

Foot Locker Appoints Former Nike Executive to Lead WSS Banner

New York City — Foot Locker, Inc., a leading footwear and apparel retailer, has appointed Blanca Gonzalez as senior vice president and general manager of its WSS banner, effective May 15, 2023. WSS is best known for its neighborhood-based store

Dollar Tree Names New Chief Supply Chain Officer

Chesapeake, Va. — Dollar Tree, Inc. has named a key executive leadership addition, with Mike Kindy joining the organization as chief supply chain officer. He has more than 34 years of management experience in retail logistics and operating distribution centers.

Academy Sports + Outdoors Plans Leadership Succession

Katy, Texas — As a result of a planned succession process, the following changes to the executive leadership team of Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc. will be effective as of June 1, 2023. Ken C. Hicks, chairman, president and CEO,

CrossCom Promotes Executive Vice President, Sales

Buffalo Grove, Ill. — CrossCom, an industry leader in supporting technology solutions for retailers, restaurant, grocery and hospitality customers, has promoted Paul Russell to the position of executive vice president, sales. He has been in a VP role on the