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

Levin Named Managing Agent for Morris County, N.J., Shopping Center

Chester, N.J. — Levin Management Corporation (LMC) of North Plainfield, N.J., has added another quality Garden State assignment to its retail portfolio. The commercial real estate services firm has been named exclusive managing agent for Chester Springs, an approximately 226,000-square-foot,

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,

At Home Opens 4 New Home Décor Superstores in September

Plano, Texas — At Home Group Inc., the home décor superstore, will open four new home décor stores this month, growing its national footprint to 209 locations across 39 states by the end of September. The new stores will expand

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

Addilan Group Launches to Elevate Facility Services 

Hatfield, Pa. — Addilan Group is a new, national multi-site facility maintenance company, supporting a wide variety of commercial businesses — including retail and restaurants — with a focus on service and communication. The vision is to build long term

Dollar General to Open First Stores in Washington and Wyoming in 2020

Goodlettsville, Tenn. — Dollar General is currently under construction on new stores in Washington and Wyoming. When completed, these stores will expand the company’s presence to 46 states throughout the country. Stores are currently under construction in Centralia, Wash., (Lewis

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

Potbelly to Open 10 Locations in Las Vegas

Las Vegas — Potbelly Sandwich Shop has signed a franchise agreement to open 10 shops in the Las Vegas market. Eric Persson, an experienced, multi-brand restaurant operator and owner, will be bringing Potbelly to the area. The deal marks the

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

Summit Completes Buildout of Luxury Watch Boutique

Chicago — General contractor Summit Design + Build, LLC recently completed the buildout of a luxury watch boutique and gallery at 11 E. Walton St. in Chicago for Burdeen’s Jewelry. Located within the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in the historic Gold

BOSS Facility Services Inc. Opens New Headquarters

Hauppauge, N.Y. — On September 5, 2019, BOSS Facility Services Inc. opened its new corporate headquarters. The company moved from a 7,500-square-foot office into a new 31,000-square-foot facility. BOSS FSI, which specializes in facility maintenance, management and construction, has invested

Le Tote Agrees to Buy Lord + Taylor for $100 Million

Toronto — Le Tote, a fashion rental subscription service, has agreed to buy Hudson’s Bay Co.’s (HBC) Lord + Taylor brand for $100 million. Le Tote will pay Toronto-based HBC $75 million in cash upon closing as well as a

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,

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Opens 800th Location

Atlanta — Tropical Smoothie Cafe, a leading national fast-casual cafe concept, is opening its 800th location. The location will open on September 6, 2019 in Arlington Heights, Ill. This milestone opening comes on the heels of a tremendous growth year

PUMA Opens First North American Flagship Store

Westford, Mass. — On Aug. 29, 2019, PUMA opened its first-ever North American flagship store, located at 609 Fifth Ave. in New York City. The store showcases an immersive PUMA brand space  —offering consumers a unique shopping experience through innovative

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