Montague Appoints Regional Sales Manager for the Central U.S.

Hayward, Calif. — The Montague Company, manufacturer of some of the world’s finest commercial cooking equipment, has hired Dede Kramer as regional sales manager for the Central U.S. An industry veteran, Kramer comes to Montague with an impressive 30-year history

Ice-O-Matic Makes Strategic Personnel Changes

Denver — Alex Tappé, vice president of sales and marketing at Ice-O-Matic, has announced strategic organizational changes to the company’s sales team that are effective immediately. Scott Meyer will no longer be the regional manager for Colorado. Meyer is moving

Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. Names Interim CFO

Syracuse, N.Y. — Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. has named Timothy J. LaLonde as interim chief financial officer, interim treasurer and interim vice president. The company is conducting a search for a permanent CFO to replace the late Paul R. Flanders,

Juice It Up! Taps Jamba Veteran to Lead Operations

Irvine, Calif. — Juice It Up!, one of the nation’s leading handcrafted smoothie, raw juice and superfruit bowl chains, has appointed Susan Taylor as vice president of operations. Leveraging over 26 years of experience in the restaurant industry, Taylor has

Bojangles’ Names New Chief Development Officer

Charlotte, N.C. — Bojangles’, Inc. has hired Jose R. Costa as its first chief development officer, reporting to CEO Jose Armario. In this new role, Costa will be responsible for driving the overall unit growth of the company, recruiting new

Hy-Brid Lifts Appoints Mid-Atlantic Territory Manager

Richfield, Wis. — Hy-Brid Lifts has welcomed Derek Koontz as the Mid-Atlantic territory manager. Koontz will cover Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. He will focus on continuing the growth and channel development of

JCPenney Names New Senior Vice President, Finance

Plano, Texas — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has hired Colin Dougherty, a senior executive with more than 25 years of finance experience, to join the company on Sept. 23, 2019 as senior vice president, finance, reporting to Bill Wafford,

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Promotes EVP to CFO

Dallas — Fuzzy’s Taco Shop has named Jessica Wescott as chief financial officer. She previously served as the executive vice president of finance for the Baja-inspired franchise. Wescott began her career in wealth management before moving into the franchising world

Master-Bilt Names New Vice President of Sales

New Albany, Miss. — Master-Bilt®, manufacturer and supplier of a full line of commercial refrigeration equipment, has named Steve Gill as vice president of sales, effective September 3, 2019, reporting directly to Kevin Fink, president of Standex Refrigerated Solutions Group.

Neiman Marcus Names New President; CFO to Depart

Dallas — Neiman Marcus Group has appointed Lana Todorovich to as president and chief merchandising officer. She will be responsible for driving the brand’s innovative merchandising offerings which are a key component of its strategic plan. Todorovich joins Neiman Marcus

Carpigiani North America Promotes New President

Winston-Salem, N.C. — According to Andrea Cocchi, CEO of Carpigiani Group and Ali Group for EMEA and APAC Regions, Penny Klingler has been promoted to president of Carpigiani North America, an Ali Group Company. The position was effective September 1,

Telgian Fire Safety Appoints Vice President, Operations

Phoenix — Telgian Fire Safety has appointed Terrence Magee as its new vice president, operations. He will be responsible for the customer service and customer care operations for the fire and life safety testing, inspections and repair company. Magee brings

Filta Promotes Tom Dunn to CEO, Rob Totten to COO

Orlando, Fla. — Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions (Filta), the world’s restaurant kitchen and hospitality leader in active fryer management and environmental sustainability, has promoted two executives. Tom Dunn, formerly COO and a 20-year veteran of the franchise industry, assumes responsibility

Nordstrom Names New Chief Merchandising Officer

Seattle — Leading fashion retailer Nordstrom, Inc. has hired Teri Bariquit as chief merchandising officer. In this newly created role, Bariquit will serve as a member of the company’s executive team, leading the full-price and off-price merchandising areas. She will

Saladworks Taps Former Schlotzsky’s President as New CEO

Conshohocken, Pa. — Saladworks has appointed a new chief executive officer, Kelly Roddy, effective August 1, 2019. He brings 30 years of industry experience to the brand. As former president of Schlotzsky’s, Roddy has demonstrated focus on unit level economics

Biscuitville Names VP of Technology and Transformation

Greensboro, N.C. — John Young has been named vice president of technology and transformation at Biscuitville Fresh Southern®. Most recently, he was global information officer for Static Control Components, a manufacturing company based in Sanford, N.C. Earlier in his career,

Vixxo Names President, Customer and Field Operations

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Vixxo, a leader and innovator in facilities management, has named Chris Karp as its president, customer and field operations. Karp will be responsible for the strategic planning and execution of the company’s client delivery operations, both at

JCPenney Appoints New Senior Vice President, GMM Home

Plano, Texas — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has appointed Stacey Shively, a senior executive with nearly 25 years of retail merchandising experience, as senior vice president, general merchandise manager for its home division, effective Sept. 9. Reporting to Michelle

Yum! Brands Names New Chief Executive Officer

Louisville, Ky. — Yum! Brands, Inc.’s board of directors has unanimously elected David Gibbs as chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2020, and appointed him to the company’s board, effective November 1, 2019. Gibbs, who currently serves as Yum! Brands’

Restaurant FinTech Company Tabulate Appoints New CEO

Austin, Texas — Tabulate, an all-in-one financial software, business intelligence and bookkeeping service for restaurants, has appointed Monte Beck as chief executive officer. He brings over 25 years of c-level experience to Tabulate and will lead the team as it

JCPenney Names New Executive Vice President of Stores

Plano, Texas — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has hired James (Jim) DePaul, a highly accomplished field executive with nearly 25 years of retail experience, as executive vice president of stores, effective August 5, reporting directly to CEO Jill Soltau.

Yum! Brands Appoints CEOs of Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Divisions

Louisville, Ky. — Yum! Brands, Inc. has appointed Taco Bell division and Pizza Hut division chief executive officers, who each will assume global responsibility for driving their respective brand’s growth strategies, franchise operations and performance. Now, each of the company’s

Old Navy Names New President and Chief Creative Officer

San Francisco — Gap Inc.’s Nancy Green, who currently leads the Athleta brand, will shift in early August to a newly created role as president and chief creative officer of Old Navy. In this new role, Nancy will lead Old

Pier 1 Names President, EVP and CFO

Fort Worth, Texas — Pier 1 Imports, Inc. has appointed Douglas Diemoz — former CEO of Crate & Barrel — to the newly created role of president of Pier 1. Additionally, Robert Riesbeck has been named executive vice president and