Redberry Restaurants Names Chief Operating Officer

Toronto — Redberry Restaurants has promoted Christian Racine to the position of chief operation officer (COO), effective immediately. He will provide companywide leadership to the Operations, Marketing and Development teams, as well as provide his vision and guidance on Redberry’s…

Hera Lighting Names New Regional Sales Manager

Norcross, Ga. — Hera Lighting is welcoming Arthur Rollmann as its new regional sales manager. He will cover the North Central region as well as other key accounts. Rollmann lived and worked most of his life in Mönchengladbach, Germany, before…

Software/Payments Company SpotOn Appoints 3 New Executives

San Francisco — SpotOn, a leading software and payments provider, has added three new executives in the roles of chief financial officer, chief people officer and chief revenue officer. The appointments come on the heels of more than 100% year-over-year…

Bloomin’ Brands Names New President of Bonefish Grill

Tampa, Fla. — Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. has promoted Michael Healy to president of Bonefish Grill. The 12-year-veteran of the company will be responsible for long term sustainable growth for more than 180 restaurants across the U.S. Prior to joining Bloomin’…

Seritage Growth Properties Appoints Interim CFO

New York City — Seritage Growth Properties, a national owner and developer of 170 retail, residential and mixed-use properties, has named John Garilli, an existing consultant to the company and former CEO of New York REIT, as interim chief financial…

Anthony’s Restaurants Appoints Co-President

Kirkland, Wash. — Budd Gould, founder of Anthony’s Restaurants, a 49-year corporation of 23 restaurants in the Pacific Northwest, announces new shared leadership. Gould has named Amy Burns as co-president with Herb Gould, who has been a key leader in…

The Cato Corporation’s CFO to Retire; Successor Named

Charlotte, N.C. — John R. Howe, executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Cato Corporation, plans to retire on January 17, 2022 following 35 years of service with the company. He will remain employed with Cato through May…

Powerhouse Appoints New Vice President of Facility Maintenance Operations

Crowley, Texas — Powerhouse, a national commercial infrastructure management services provider, has appointed Maria Clavijo-Demchalk as vice president of operations, facility maintenance. Clavijo-Demchalk is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience leading operations and service-focused teams. “Maria…

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Names New Chief Operating Officer

Irving, Texas — Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has named franchise veteran Scott Shotter as its new chief operating officer. The Texas-based restaurant group is recognized for its Baja-style fare with nearly 150 franchise- and corporate-owned locations in 17 states. Most recently,…

JM Electrical Promotes Project Manager

Lynnfield, Mass. — JM Electrical Company, Inc., has promoted Andrew Guarracino — a second-generation member of the Lynnfield, Mass.-based, family-owned electrical contracting firm — to the position of project manager. In his new role, Guarracino is responsible for estimating, negotiating…

Darden Restaurants Announces Upcoming CEO Transition

Orlando, Fla. — Darden Restaurants, Inc. has announced that Eugene (Gene) I. Lee, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer, will retire as CEO effective May 29, 2022. Lee will continue to serve on Darden’s board of directors as executive chairman…

Smart & Final Names New President

Commerce, Calif. — Smart & Final, the smaller, faster grocery warehouse store for household and business customers, has named Scott Drew as its new president. Dave Hirz, current president and CEO, has been with Smart & Final for almost 12…

Good Times Restaurants’ VP of Operations to Retire

Golden, Colo. — Good Times Restaurants Inc., operator of Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar and Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard, has announced the retirement of Scott LeFever, vice president of operations, effective March 31, 2022. The company has identified a…

Hera Lighting Welcomes New Regional Business Development Manager

Norcross, Ga. — Hera Lighting has hired Kristen Francis as its new regional business development manager, covering the South Central Region. A graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, Francis previously served as director of sales for one of the top…

Salient Systems Appoints First Chief Security Officer

Austin, Texas — Salient Systems, a leader in open architecture video management software solutions, has named Keith Aubele CPP, LPP as the company’s chief security officer. Aubele brings decades of experience at leading retail organizations such as Walmart and The…

Shipley Do-Nuts Names New Chief Financial Officer

Houston — Shipley Do-Nuts, a leading do-nut restaurant franchisor and manufacturer of specialty food products, has hired Bob McGahan as its new chief financial officer. McGahan adds over 30 years of experience to Shipley’s already strong leadership team as the…

Demonstration: Smarter Cleaning for Retail, Grocery & Restaurant Facilities

The Dec. 1 “Smarter Cleaning for Retail, Grocery & Restaurant Facilities” demonstration, hosted by Retail & Restaurant Facility Business, focused on important topics for any facility interested in cleanliness. Kaivac’s vice president of business development, Mike Perazzo, also makes note…

MaintenX International Hiring Nationwide Amid Strong Growth

Tampa, Fla. — As most facilities across the country have resumed full operation, their maintenance needs have expanded accordingly. From storm recovery to winterization and preventative HVAC servicing, the needs of buildings are many and varied. MaintenX International has been…

Krystal Adds VP, Real Estate & Construction

Atlanta — As part of its strategic plan to accelerate new restaurant openings and new consumer markets for Krystal Restaurants, the brand has named a dedicated vice president of real estate & construction. Dan James assumed the role on November…

Hy-Brid Lifts Names New Midwest Territory Sales Manager

Richfield, Wis. — Hy-Brid Lifts, a low-level access equipment leader, has transitioned JJ Beimborn from service manager to Midwest territory sales manager. His new role will include promoting the growing Hy-Brid Lifts product line, establishing and maintaining customer relationships and…

Slim Chickens Adds New Senior Vice President of Operations

Fayetteville, Ark. — Slim Chickens, a leading fast-casual franchise, has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of restaurant industry leader Christina Vaughan to senior vice president of operations. Vaughan will work closely with the chief operating officer of Slim…

Batteries Plus Expands Store Development Team

Hartland, Wis. — In response to the strong third quarter which saw the signing of 20 new store agreements, bringing the brand’s total signings for the year to 66, Batteries Plus has made substantial additions and promotions to its store development team.…

Sevan Names New Chief Commercial Officer

Downers Grove, Ill. — Sevan Multi-Site Solutions, Inc. has named David Hendrix as its first chief commercial officer (CCO). Hendrix will lead the organization to grow Sevan’s sales and client opportunities while overseeing business development and marketing. Hendrix joins Sevan…

99 Cents Only Stores Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Los Angeles — 99 Cents Only Stores LLC has appointed Periclis “Perry” Pericleous as chief financial officer, effective November 15, 2021. Pericleous, an accomplished retail executive, will be responsible for the company’s key finance functions, including accounting, financial reporting, financial…