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Batteries Plus Bulbs Names New Vice President

Hartland, Wis. — Effective April 1, Batteries Plus Bulbs added Jon Sica as its new vice president of franchise development & project management and chief strategy officer. He joined the company from Whataburger and reports directly to Batteries Plus Bulbs

Tailored Brands Appoints President and CEO

Fremont, Calif. — Tailored Brands, Inc. has appointed Dinesh Lathi as president and chief executive officer, and Theo Killion has been appointed chairman of the board of directors. Lathi has served as chairman of Tailored Brands since March 2017, executive

Ironrock Capital Inc. Hires New Senior Vice President, Operations

Canton, Ohio — Ironrock Capital Inc. has hired Daniel Marvin as senior vice president of operations. He joins Ironrock from Mapei Corporation. In his new position, Marvin will head up the company’s operations to maximize efficiencies, quality and performance. He

Shake Shack Strengthens Executive Team

New York City — Shake Shack has appointed a new chief development officer, chief global licensing officer, chief information officer and chief marketing officer, as well as the addition of its ninth board member. All four positions represent new roles

Clark Construction Company Opens New Northern Michigan Office

Lansing, Mich. — Clark Construction Company has opened a new office location in Alpena, Mich. This growth strategy strengthens Clark’s presence and extends the reach of operations across all of Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. This also leads to

JCPenney Names New Chief Financial Officer

Plano, Texas — J. C. Penney Company, Inc. has named Bill Wafford, a highly accomplished retail executive with over 25 years of broad finance experience, as executive vice president, chief financial officer, effective April 8. He joins JCPenney from The

CKE Restaurants Appoints New Chief Information Officer

Franklin, Tenn. — CKE Restaurants Holdings Inc., parent company of Carl’s Jr.® and Hardee’s® restaurants, has named Darla Morse as its new chief information officer. She joins CKE from Inspire Brands. In her most recent position, as chief information officer

SMS Assist Hires Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer

Chicago — SMS Assist has hired Graham Blackwell as chief strategy and revenue officer. A deeply experienced operating executive, Blackwell will lead SMS Assist’s strategy, pricing, marketing and sales organizations and help the company continue to innovate and evolve its

Sage Restaurant Group Brings in New Talent and Promotes From Within

Denver — Sage Restaurant Group, a Denver-based independent restaurant group, has made several new hires and internal promotions as the company expands its corporate leadership team and continues to grow nationally. SRG has hired Adam Titze as vice president of

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