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The U.S. Postal Service has named Sam Pulcrano, a 33-year agency veteran, as its first vice president of sustainability. Pulcrano, who currently serves as USPS director of safety and environmental performance management, will coordinate all energy and environmental programs.

ShopNBC, a 24-hour TV shopping network, has appointed Kris Kulesza senior vice president/chief merchant. Kulesza was most recently vice president/general manager at Hallmark Direct, a division of Hallmark Cards.

John W. Irvin, executive vice president and president of J.C. Penney Direct, is retiring from J.C. Penney Co. Irvin joined Plano, TX-based Penney in 2001 from Spiegel, where he had been president/CEO. His position will not be filled; Penney has been consolidating merchandise, marketing and other functions for the catalog and Website with its department store teams.

Jason Rapp has been promoted to CEO at Gifts.com, which is part of IAC/InteractiveCorp’s network of Websites. Rapp has been with IAC since 2006, where he was most recently the company’s vice president of mergers and acquisitions.

Barbara Turf has been promoted from president to CEO of home goods cataloger/retailer Crate & Barrel. Turf replaces founder Gordon Segal, who will remain as chairman of Euromarket Designs, which owns Crate & Barrel, CB2 and Land of Nod.

Radnor, PA-based Airgas has promoted Jack Appolonia to vice president of the company’s construction and rental businesses. Appolonia had been an area vice president within Airgas East since August 2004. Chuck Broadus, president of Airgas Specialty Products, has been named president of Airgas Refrigerants, a new division formed following the company’s June acquisition of Refron.

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Day-Timer has named Martha A. Curren vice president/general manager for the U.S., Canadian and International marketplace. Curren had most recently been president of Goebel of North America; before that she was president of Lenox Collections. Day-Timer, a direct marketer of day-planning products, is owned by Lehigh Valley, PA-based ACCO Brands.

J.C. Penney Co. has appointed Steven Lawrence executive vice president/general merchandise manager of the men’s division. He had been senior vice president and general merchandise manager of J.C. Penney’s children’s division. Clark McNaught was named senior vice president and general merchandise manager of the children’s division. He joined the Plano, TX-based cataloger/retailer in 2001

The Direct Marketing Association has appointed John Horan senior vice president/chief financial officer. Horan, who was most recently vice president/chief financial officer for Ablest in Tampa, FL, will report directly to DMA president/CEO John A. Greco. He will be based in DMA’s New York headquarters.

Harvard Bioscience announced that Bryce Chicoyne has resigned as its chief financial officer. Susan Luscinski, in addition to her responsibilities as chief operating officer, will serve as the Holliston, MA-based company’s principal financial officer on an interim basis.

Madison, WI-based merchant The Guild has hired Mary Madigan as vice president of merchandising. Madigan most recently served as senior vice president, merchandising and product development at Chefs catalog. Prior to that she had been vice president, catalog merchandising at cataloger/retailer Restoration Hardware.

Melville, NY-based cataloger Henry Schein has elected Karyn Mashima to its board of directors. Mashima is senior vice president, strategy and technology for Avaya, a global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.

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Healthcare products and services provider Henry Schein has promoted Mark Mastroianni to director of marketing communications and programs in the company’s medical division; Rich Miranda was promoted to the newly created position of vice president, North America planning and development; and Michael Helig was promoted to president, medical division in Europe. Henry Schein also hired Susan Wong as vice president of compensation and benefits. Most recently, Wong was a vice president at Avaya.

J.C. Penney Co. announced that Javier G. Teruel has joined its board of directors. Until his retirement last year, Teruel had been with Colgate-Palmolive for 35 years, serving most recently as vice chairman.

Lifetime Brands has appointed Jeffrey Berman as president-retail direct. Berman, who had been general manager of J&R Music and Computer World, will oversee the operations of the Internet and catalog segments of Lifetime Brands’ direct-to-consumer business.

Fleetwood, PA-based men’s apparel merchant Paul Fredrick has promoted Jill Smith to vice president of creative services. Smith previously served as creative director for the company.

Lynnette Montgomery has joined High Point, NC-based Graphik Dimensions Ltd., parent company of PictureFrames.com, as vice president of marketing. Montgomery, who had been vice president of e-commerce of Levenger Co., will oversee merchandising, creative, analytics, multichannel marketing, and public relations.

Hingham, MA-based Talbots has hired Lori Wagner as new chief marketing officer. Wagner, who most recently served as chief marketing officer of Cole Haan’s Nike division, will oversee all advertising, catalog development, and direct marketing for Talbots.

Celebrate Express, a Kirkland, WA-based online and catalog retailer of celebration products, has hired Harold Egler as vice president, marketing. Egler had served as global vice president, customer intelligence, for Getty Images.

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Madison, WI-based gifts and home decor merchant The Guild has appointed Lisa Bayne CEO. Bayne, who has been a member of The Guild’s board since November 2006 and also served as a consultant to the company, succeeds Toni Sikes, who will continue as the public spokesperson. Michael Baum, who has served as president since 2004, will assume the position of chief operating officer.

Party products merchant Celebrate Express has named Kristopher Galvin chief financial officer. Galvin joins Celebrate Express from Tully’s Coffee Corp., where he had been chief financial officer.

New York-based teen apparel marketer Delia’s, which includes Alloy and CCS, has hired Michele Donnan Martin as president, Delia’s brand. Martin most recently led product design and development for Martin & Osa, an American Eagle Outfitters brand.

Crate and Barrel president Barbara Turf will succeed cofounder/CEO Gordon Segal when he retires from day-to-day operations on May 1 and becomes chairman of the company. Turf had been the retailer’s executive vice president of merchandising and marketing.

Framingham, MA-based Staples has appointed Mark Mettler senior vice president/general merchandising manager, consumer technology and seasonal supplies. Mettler previously served as vice president, general merchandise manager at Sears Roebuck and Co.

Eddie Bauer Holdings has hired Tony Krohn as divisional vice president of research, design and development for outerwear, activewear, and gear. Joe Moji joins the company as divisional vice president of financial planning and analysis.

Dean & DeLuca named Mark Daley CEO. Daley comes from DFS Group LTD, the Duty Free retailing arm of LVMH, where he was president of worldwide store operations and business development.

DBL Distributing, a business-to-business mailer based in Scottsdale, AZ, has appointed Tim Coakley senior vice president of merchandising and purchasing. Most recently, Coakley was vice president, merchandising at CompUSA.

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Watsonville, CA-based boating supplier West Marine has named Geoff Eisenberg president/CEO. Eisenberg, the former head of Salz Leathers, has worked on and off for West Marine for the past 30 years. He replaces Peter Harris, who served at the helm of the company for nearly three years.

Coach, the New York-based leather goods cataloger/retailer, has hired Andre Cohen as senior vice president, international wholesale, effective February 2008. Cohen joins Coach from Timberland, where he had been managing director, Asia Pacific, and based in Singapore.

Melville, NY-based healthcare products and services provider Henry Schein has appointed Michael Racioppi to senior vice president/chief merchandising officer, a newly created position reporting to Henry Schein chairman/CEO Stanley M. Bergman. Racioppi had been president of Henry Schein’s Medical Group; that position has been taken by David McKinley, president of Henry Schein Practice Solutions. The company also announced that corporate chief technology officer Jim Harding will now also lead Henry Schein’s Technology Group.

The Talbots has appointed Paula Bennett president of the J. Jill brand. Bennett, who will report directly to Talbots president/CEO Trudy F. Sullivan, joins the company Jan. 28 from Orchard Brands where she was president/CEO of the Appleseed’s, Tog Shop, and WinterSilks brands. She replaces Phil Kowalczyk, who was recently appointed chief operating officer of The Talbots.

Richard Tannenbaum has been named vice president of business strategy at The Vitamin Shopper, a retail and direct marketer of dietary supplements. Tannenbaum was formerly vice president of distribution services at PetSmart.

William J. Colombo, president/chief operating officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods — parent company of cataloger/retailer Golf Galaxy — is stepping down from these positions to assume the role of vice chairman. Colombo’s responsibilities will be split among Joseph M. Schmidt, executive vice president of operations, Timothy E. Kullman, executive vice president, finance, administration/chief financial officer, and chairman/CEO Edward W. Stack.

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Eddie Bauer Holdings has announced three appointments: Marv Toland has been named senior vice president/chief financial officer; Freya R. Brier was appointed senior vice president/general counsel and secretary, and Ronn Hall was hired as senior vice president of sourcing and supply chain. Toland joins Eddie Bauer from London Fog Group, where he most recently served as executive vice president/chief financial officer. Brier had been general counsel of Wild Oats Markets. Hall comes to Bauer from Coldwater Creek, where he served as vice president of sourcing and production.

Charming Shoppes has promoted Tim White to executive vice president/chief marketing officer. White joined Charming Shoppes in 2006 as senior vice president, marketing, and will continue to report to chairman/CEO/president Dorrit J. Bern. The Bensalem PA-based firm also announced it has consolidated the management of its marketing functions for its retail brands into a new corporate marketing group.

Electronics distributor Newark, part of the global Premier Farnell Group, has hired Barry Litwin as senior vice president, marketing. Litwin was most recently vice president/general manager for Block & Co.

Discovery Communications has promoted Patrick Gates to president/general manager of Discovery Commerce. Gates most recently served as interim president/general manager of the division for the Silver Spring, MD-based company; he joined Discovery in 2005 as executive vice president/general manager of the consumer direct unit of commerce.

QVC, a multimedia retailer based in West Chester, PA, has hired Claire Watts as president. Watts has held senior merchandising and product roles at The Limited and Lands’ End; she most recently served as executive vice president of merchandising for Wal-Mart.

New York-based teen apparel merchant Delia’s has hired Oona McSweeney as director of trend and color for the Delia’s brand. Before joining Delia’s, McSweeney, who will report to CEO Robert Bernard, had been director of trend and color for the Limited Too division of Tween Brands.

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General merchant J.C. Penney Co. has hired Ruby Anik as senior vice president and director of brand marketing. Anik joins J.C. Penney from Best Buy, where she was most recently senior vice president, marketing communications and business operations.

Daniel Griesemer, president/chief operating officer of Coldwater Creek, became the company’s CEO on Oct. 30. Griesemer, who retains the role of president and will serve on the company’s board, succeeds Coldwater cofounder/chairman/CEO Dennis Pence, who retired as CEO but remains chairman. Griesemer joined Coldwater Creek in October 2001 and was promoted to president/chief operating officer in March 2007.

Karen Katz was promoted from president/CEO of Neiman Marcus Stores to an executive officer of The Neiman Marcus Group. In addition to her current title, she will become an executive vice president of the Dallas-based luxury merchant. James Skinner, senior vice president/chief financial officer of Neiman Marcus Group, was promoted to executive vice president/chief financial officer.

Automotive Specialty Accessories and Parts (ASAP) named Tom West its CEO and Jon Holmquist chief marketing officer/general manager of the Stylin’ Trucks business unit. West comes from Dell; Holmquist from Bass Pro Shops.

Jim Hauptman has been named director of design at Freeport, ME-based outdoor retailer L.L. Bean. Hauptman, who joined the merchant in 2001, was most recently the company’s creative director and managing editor.

Tom Tweedie has been named vice president of marketing for Baudville, a Kentwood, MI-based business-to-business cataloger of employee recognition products and awards. Tweedie had been senior director, direct marketing, for Day-Timers.

Acorn Media Group has named Bruce Belliveau chief financial officer and Mark Stevens as its president of Acorn Media U.S. Stevens replaces John Lorenz who was promoted to vice chairman of the Silver Spring, MD-based global media company.

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Online furnishings retailer Home Decor Products has named Jon Bernstein CEO. Edison, NJ-based Home Decor Products includes the HomeClick.com, ChefsCorner.com, and NationBlinds.com sites. Bernstein had been president of window treatments cataloger Smith + Noble.

Educational supplies cataloger S&S Worldwide has named Adam Schwartz and Hy Schwartz copresidents. Adam Schwartz was previously vice president of operations and supply chain, while Hy Schwartz was the vice president of sales and marketing. The two brothers are great-grandsons of Aaron Schwartz, who founded the Colchester, CT-based company more than a century ago. Their father, Stephen Schwartz, had served as president of S&S for nearly 40 years and now assumes the role of chairman of the board/CEO.

The Direct Marketing Association has appointed Edward T. Manzitti, Ph.D., vice president of research, and promoted Alan P. Kuritsky to senior vice president of sales and marketing. Manzitti was most recently director of primary research at The NPD Group. Kuritsky has served as DMA’s vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer since June 2005.

Silver Spring, MD-based Acorn Media Group has named Thomas Sidar as president of its multititle catalog division, Acorn Direct. He replaces Miguel Penella, who was promoted to CEO in April. Sidar had most recently been president of National Wildlife Direct; before that he was with L.L. Bean for nearly 30 years.

Teen apparel merchant Delia’s has hired Chris DiChiaro as divisional merchandise manager of its Alloy brand. The New York-based company also appointed Lee Bissonnette senior director of e-commerce. DiChiaro had been vice president merchandising of intimate apparel for Victoria’s Secret Direct. Bissonnette had previously served as operating vice president of e-commerce and Internet strategy for Bloomingdale’s.

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Apparel cataloger/retailer The Talbots has named Trudy F. Sullivan president/CEO. Sullivan had most recently been president of Liz Claiborne; before that she ran J. Crew’s catalog division. Sullivan, who will also become a member of Talbots’ board of directors, succeeds Arnold B. Zetcher, who this past February announced he would retire after 20 years with the Hingham, MA-based merchant. He will remain chairman of the Talbots board through March 31, 2008.

Sharper Image Corp. has appointed Andrew P. Reich executive vice president, merchandising. Reich, who will report to CEO Steven A. Lightman, had been senior vice president, general merchandising manager with the May Co. Sharper Image also announced that William Feroe, executive vice president, merchandising, will be leaving at the end of August.

Harbor Freight Tools, a Camarillo, CA-based tool and equipment catalog retailer, has hired Gary Heeman as executive vice president. Heeman had been president of Campbell Hausfeld, a manufacturer of air compressors and related tools.

Jewelry merchant Blue Nile has named Scott Devitt chief financial officer. Devitt joins Blue Nile from Stifel Nicolaus & Co., where he was managing director/senior analyst, Internet consumer services. He will report to Seattle-based Blue Nile’s former CFO Diane Irvine, who is now its president.

The Direct Marketing Association has appointed Sue R.E. Geramian to the newly created position of senior vice president of communications and public and media relations. Geramian, who will report directly to Ramesh Lakshmi-Ratan, DMA’s executive vice president/chief operating officer, had been senior vice president of corporate communications for Bertelsmann’s Bookspan.

Charming Shoppes has promoted LuAnn Via to group divisional president, with leadership responsibility for the Lane Bryant and Cacique brands. Via, who will report to chairman/CEO/president Dorrit J. Bern, had been president of the company’s Catherines brand.

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Peter Sachse, chairman/CEO of Macys.com, has taken on the additional role of chief marketing officer and president of Macy’s corporate marketing. Sachse, who replaces Anne MacDonald, was the company’s first CMO in June 2003 when he became president of the Macy’s corporate marketing division; he was named chairman of Macys.com in April 2006.

Philadelphia-based Urban Outfitters has promoted Glen Senk to the newly created position of CEO. Senk joined the company in 1994 as president of its Anthropologie concept. He assumed responsibility for the Free People brand in 2003, and the next year was elected to Urban Outfitters’ board of directors.

Fred Young has resigned as CEO of Black Box Corp. The company says that the office of the chairman will manage the provider of networking products and services until a new CEO is hired. The office of the chairman includes Terry Blakemore, who will act as interim CEO; chief financial officer Michael McAndrew; senior vice president Francis Wertheimber; and chairman of the board Thomas Greig.

Staples has promoted Kristin Campbell to senior vice president/general counsel. Campbell, who previously served as senior vice president, deputy general counsel, will be responsible for the strategic management of the company’s legal group.

King Arthur Flour in Norwich, VT, has promoted Matthew Marrazzo to marketing manager, direct channels. Marrazzo had been circulation manager for King Arthur’s The Baker’s Catalogue.

San Francisco-based gift marketer RedEnvelope has promoted Suzanne Ellis to vice president of merchandising. Ellis, who joined the company in August 2005 as director of merchandising, will lead RedEnvelope’s merchandising and product development teams.

Eddie Bauer Holdings has appointed Neil Fiske president/CEO. Fiske, who was most recently CEO of Bath and Body Works, a division of Limited Brands, takes over from Howard Grosso, who had been the interim CEO of Redmond, WA-based Eddie Bauer since February.

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San Francisco-based Sharper Image Corp. has hired Rebecca L. Roedell as chief financial officer. Roedell, who had been chief financial officer/senior executive vice president for Tower Records, will report to president/CEO Steven A. Lightman.

R. Neal Black has been promoted from chief merchandising officer to president of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, a Hampstead, MD-based cataloger/retailer of men’s apparel. Black will retain his chief merchandising officer responsibilities and will continue to report to CEO Robert N. Wildrick, who will assume the additional title of executive chairman.

Jacksonville, FL-based women’s swimwear merchant Venus has appointed Brian Ruskin executive vice president, apparel. Ruskin brings fashion experience from previous positions at such retailers as Target Corp., Gap, J. Crew, and most recently, Victoria’s Secret, where he was a merchandise manager.

New York-based J. Crew Group has elected Heather Reisman to its board of directors. Reisman is CEO of Indigo Books & Music, Canada’s largest book and music retailer, which she founded in 1996. Previously she served as president of beverage supplier Cott Corp.

Niman Ranch, a Northglenn, CO-based marketer of beef, pork, and lamb products, has hired Kelli Harrington as senior director, e-commerce and consumer marketing. Harrington, who most recently was vice president at Medical Express, will oversee Niman Ranch’s Website as well as all consumer marketing and public relations functions.

The Direct Marketing Association has hired Thomas Foulkes as vice president for government affairs in Washington. Foulkes joins the DMA from the National Restaurant Association, where he spent six years in various capacities in government relations and communications, most recently as vice president for state relations and grassroots programs, where he led the restaurant industry’s state legislative efforts.

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Bensalem, PA-based apparel merchant Charming Shoppes has named executive vice president/chief operating officer Joseph Baron interim president of Crosstown Traders, the company’s direct-to-consumer business. He replaces Steven Lightman, who has left the company.

Jack Schwefel has been named president of Seattle-based cookware cataloger/retailer Sur La Table. Schwefel joined Sur La Table in May 2006 as vice president of retail stores. Prior to that, he was executive vice president-North America of Esprit International.

DBL Distributing, a wholesaler of consumer electronics based in Scottsdale, AZ, has promoted four senior executives. Michael Balaskovits, previously chief financial officer, has been appointed senior vice president, operations. Kurt Kilgast, previously director of business analysis, is now vice president, finance. Jason Gall, previously director of publishing, has been promoted to vice president, merchandising and production. And Daniel Greenlee, previously director of sales, was named vice president, retail sales.

Laurie Kanes has joined San Francisco-based gifts merchant RedEnvelope as senior creative director. Most recently a freelance art director, Kanes previously was director of creative services for the Williams-Sonoma catalog and Website.

San Francisco-based cataloger/retailer Sharper Image Corp. has hired Gary Chant as senior vice president, human resources and administration. Chant was previously an HR consultant.

Arnold Zetcher, chairman/president/CEO of apparel merchant The Talbots, announced that he will retire as president and CEO of the Hingham, MA-based company at the end of fiscal 2007, in February 2008.

Sandpoint, ID-based women’s apparel cataloger/retailer Coldwater Creek has appointed Frank Lesher to its board of directors. Lesher retired from Sony in July 2004.

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Pia Ferrario has been promoted to CEO of Victoria’s Secret Direct, a division of Columbus, OH-based Limited Brands. She had been executive vice president of the women’s apparel cataloger. Ferrario replaces Mindy Meads, who left the company; Meads had signed on as president/CEO of Victoria’s Secret Direct in August.

Silver Spring, MD-based Discovery Commerce, the retail and licensing division of Discovery Communications, has hired Maureen Watson as executive vice president of merchandising and product development. Watson joins Discovery from Gap, where she had been vice president of kids’ merchandise for the company’s Old Navy division.

CDW Corp. a Vernon Hills, IL-based technology products and services provider, announced several promotions. Dennis G. Berger was promoted from vice president, co-worker services to senior vice president, co-worker services/chief co-worker services officer; Christine A. Leahy was promoted from vice president/general counsel/corporate secretary to senior vice president/general counsel/corporate secretary; and Jonathan J. Stevens was promoted from vice president/chief information officer to senior vice president/chief information officer. In addition, Paul A. Shain was named senior vice president. Shain had been CEO of Madison, WI-based Berbee Information Networks Corp., which CDW acquired in October 2006.

Gifts and housewares cataloger Lillian Vernon Corp. has rehired sisters Laura and Norma Zambano. Based in the metro New York area, the Zambanos will work with the merchandising team at the headquarters in Virginia Beach, VA, on product design, development, and implementation. Both sisters started at the company in 1978; Laura Zambano, who left in 2000 and most recently headed a product development division at MBI, returns as executive vice president. Norma Zambano, who left in 2001 and had been responsible for merchandising and product development for Allstar Marketing Group, is now the cataloger’s vice president, new product development.

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Airgas, a marketer of industrial gases and welding equipment based in Radnor, PA, has appointed Thomas M. Smyth vice president/controller/chief accounting officer. Smyth, who joined Airgas in 2001 as director of internal audit, became vice president, internal audit in 2004. His appointment fills the vacancy created when Robert M. McLaughlin was promoted to senior vice president/chief financial officer.

Plano, TX-based general merchant J.C. Penney Co. has named Jeffrey Allison executive vice president/general merchandise manager. Allison, who had been the company’s executive vice president of planning and allocation, will replace Charles Chinni, who is retiring in February. Also, Clarence Kelley has been promoted to executive vice president of planning and allocation from vice president of planning and allocation.

San Francisco-based gifts merchant RedEnvelope announced the resignation of chief financial officer Polly Boe, who accepted the position of chief operating officer/chief financial officer at Gump’s. Bill Gochnauer, a partner at executive services firm Tatum, has joined RedEnvelope as interim chief financial officer.

Sharper Image Corp., a cataloger/retailer of high-tech gifts and housewares based in San Francisco, has appointed John Yotnakparian to head its retail group as vice president, retail stores. Yotnakparian was formerly the company’s regional manager, Eastern region.

John Zawacki, president/CEO of Warren, PA-based apparel and home goods cataloger Blair Corp., will retire on April 1 and resign from the company’s board of directors. In other Blair news, Adelmo S. Lopez has been appointed executive vice president. Lopez had been group general manager at Russell Corp.

Hingham, MA-based apparel cataloger/retailer The Talbots has appointed Hilary Chasin senior vice president/chief marketing officer of the J. Jill brand. Chasin had been senior vice president of marketing at Ann Taylor Loft.

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Patrick Wynhoff has been named president/CEO of Chefs Brand, the parent company of the Chefs cookware catalog. He succeeds Jon Medved, who will retire next month, though Medved will remain a director of the Colorado Springs, CO-based company. Wynhoff was most recently a senior vice president at Williams-Sonoma, where he was responsible for the launch of the cataloger/retailer’s Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen spin-offs.

Lori Olson has joined Madison, WI-based artworks, decor, and jewelry merchant The Guild as vice president of merchandising and catalog marketing. Formerly vice president of marketing for Dodgeville, WI-based apparel and home goods cataloger Lands’ End, Olson will oversee merchandising for The Guild’s current catalogs and the company’s Artfulhome.com Website, as well as product development, artist partnerships, and catalog marketing initiatives.

Auburn, WA-based information technology products merchant Zones has appointed Tom Ducatelli as executive vice president, business development. Ducatelli, who had been senior vice president of U.S. sales at Tech Data Corp., will be based in Zones’ Dallas sales office.

Petals Decorative Accents, a silk-flowers cataloger based in Ridgefield, CT, has appointed Gregory Powell chief financial officer. Powell most recently served as the chief financial officer of Spiegel Brands; before that he was vice president of merchandise planning and inventory control for the direct sales division of J. Crew Group.

Sandpoint, ID-based women’s apparel cataloger/retailer Coldwater Creek has named Brett Avner, Ph.D., to the post of senior vice president of human resources. Avner, whose experience includes roles as senior vice president of human resources for Chico’s and vice president of human resources for Victoria’s Secret, will report directly to Coldwater chairman/CEO Dennis Pence.

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Plano, TX-based general merchant J.C. Penney Co. has appointed Thomas M. Nealon executive vice president/chief information officer. Nealon will oversee the company’s information technology, including the design and ongoing development of systems and infrastructure to support its strategic business objectives. Nealon comes to J.C. Penney from EDS, where he served on assignment as the senior vice president/chief information officer at Southwest Airlines.

Design Within Reach, a furniture merchant based in San Francisco, has promoted Karen John to the newly created position of vice president of design and merchandising. John, who has served as a consultant to the company since 2003 and as director of product development since 2005, will continue to report to Design Within Reach president/CEO Ray Brunner.

Deluxe Corp., a multititle business checks and forms marketer based in St. Paul, MN, has hired Richard S. Greene as chief financial officer. Greene, who joins Deluxe from Covalence Specialty Materials Corp., succeeds chief accounting officer Terry Peterson, who had been serving as Deluxe’s interim chief financial officer since May.

Lands’ End has appointed Gerard Cunningham chief marketing officer, reporting to David McCreight, president of the Dodgeville, WI-based apparel and home goods cataloger. Cunningham joins Lands’ End from the Gap, where he was vice president, operating strategy.

Leslie’s Poolmart, a Phoenix-based cataloger/retailer of swimming pool supplies, has promoted Michael L. Hatch to president/chief operating officer. Hatch, who joined the company in 2000 as senior vice president, merchandising and marketing, had most recently been Leslie’s executive vice president/chief operating officer.

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San Francisco-based furnishings merchant Design Within Reach has named John Hellmann chief financial officer. Hellmann replaces Ken La Honta, who resigned in July.

Bud Industries, a Cleveland, OH-based manufacturer/marketer of electronic enclosures, has hired Josiah Haas as national sales manager. Haas, who had been an account manager at CDW, is the fourth generation of the Haas family to work in Bud Industries management.

Atlanta-based Benchmark Brands, the parent company of the FootSmart and WalkSmart catalogs, has hired Stanley L. Payson as vice president, information technology, and Neil Cohen as vice president, human resources. Payson had been the director of information technology for the After Hours Formalwear division of Federated Department Stores. Cohen joins the company from Treadways Corp., a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corp.

New Albany, OH-based apparel merchant Tween Brands has appointed Paul C. Carbone as senior vice president of finance. Carbone had been vice president of finance for Victoria’s Secret Stores, a division of Limited Brands.

Minneapolis-based database solution provider CMS Direct has announced that William Luth was named general manager of its Prefer Network catalog co-op database. A former marketing executive for the Figi’s and Fingerhut catalogs, Luth has assumed the responsibilities of Prefer Network cofounder/CEO Douglas Platt, who resigned from the company in early August.

The U. S. Postal Service in Washington has named Harold Glen Walker chief financial officer/executive vice president. Walker, a certified public accountant with more than 30 years of domestic and international financial experience, will serve as a member of the executive committee, reporting to the Postmaster General, and will also serve as chairman of the corporate capital investment committee.

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Ed Mueller, CEO of cataloger/retailer Williams-Sonoma, retired on July 14, though he remains a director of the San Francisco-based company. Chairman Howard Lester, who had been CEO of Williams-Sonoma from 1979 to 2001, again assumed the post of CEO. The company also announced that Laura Alber, president of Pottery Barn Brands, would also assume the responsibilities of president of the company, a newly created position. Sharon McCollam, executive vice president/chief financial officer, has been promoted to executive vice president/chief operating and chief financial officer. And Dean Miller, senior vice president, global logistics and sourcing, has been promoted to executive vice president/chief supply chain officer.

Alan Lacy, who as CEO/chairman of Sears, Roebuck & Co. was responsible for the company’s acquisition of apparel and home goods cataloger Lands’ End — as well as for selling Sears to Kmart last year to create Sears Holding — was to step down on July 29. He will also be resigning from the boards of Sears and Sears Canada.

Westlake Village, CA-based Guitar Center has promoted Craig Johnson to the newly created position of president/chief operating officer of the company’s direct response subsidiary Musician’s Friend. Johnson had been executive vice president of merchandising and marketing.

San Francisco-based merchant Design Within Reach has hired Peter Kruglinski as controller/vice president of finance. Kruglinski most recently served as corporate controller at specialty retailer Anna’s Linens.

Chicago-based J.C. Whitney & Co., a direct marketer of aftermarket auto parts and accessories, has named Lawrence Marmon to president. He joined the company in April 2005.

The trade group Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers in Washington has appointed Anthony W. Conway as its executive director. Conway is a 34-year veteran of the U.S. Postal Service.

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Celebrate Express, a Seattle-based multititle mailer, has named Kevin Green CEO/president. Green was previously executive vice president/chief marketing officer for cataloger Lillian Vernon Corp. and managing director of its Celebrations by Lillian Vernon home-party business. He replaces cofounder Mike Jewell, who had resigned as CEO in February. Celebrate Express operates party goods merchant Birthday Express and the Costume Express Website.

General merchandise giant J.C. Penney Co. has hired Catherine G. West as executive vice president/chief operating officer. West, who will join the Plano, TX-based company’s executive board, had previously been president of the U.S. card business of Capital One Financial Corp.

Palo Alto, CA-based computer manufacturer/marketer Hewlett-Packard Co. has named Sam Taylor senior vice president of HP Online Sales, which includes the company’s personal systems and imaging and printing products and services. Taylor, who had been senior vice president of online stores and marketing for Best Buy, has more than 12 years of experience in retail, e-commerce, direct marketing, and international business, including positions at Lands’ End and Disney.

Monterey, CA-based online mall Shop.com has named Ken Goldstein CEO. He replaces cofounder Lee Lorenzen, who remains chairman of the board. Goldstein was most recently executive vice president/managing director of Disney Online.

Peterborough, NH-based list and marketing services firm Millard Group has promoted Heidi Thibodeau to director, catalog brokerage. Thibodeau, who joined Millard Group in 1994 as a client rep assistant, had been an account manager.

Batavia, IL-based marketing and creative consultancy Bauer Associates has added Erin Bauer to the ownership team. Bauer, who will lead business development initiatives in the nonprofit sector, had been associate director of development for the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (LCBH).

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W.W. Grainger, the Lake Forest, IL-based industrial distributor, has promoted James T. Ryan to president. Ryan was most recently group president for the company’s U.S. branch-based business. Grainger also promoted Kevin Peters from vice president, supply chain operations to senior vice president, supply chain, and Deb Olerfrom from vice president, sales effectiveness and direct marketing to vice president, sales.

Sussex, WI-based printer Quad/Graphics has named J. Joel Quadracci president/CEO. Quadracci, who had been president/chief operating officer, succeeds chairman/CEO Thomas A. Quadracci, who is retiring July 1.

Lauri Feinsod has been promoted to president/CEO of Graphic Dimensions Ltd. She had been executive vice president of the High Point, NC-based cataloger/Web merchant of picture frames and printing services.

Hingham, MA-based apparel merchant The Talbots has announced some executive changes. Phil Kowalczyk, formerly executive vice president/chief administrative officer for Talbots, will become president of its recently acquired J. Jill business. Olga Conley, formerly J. Jill’s executive vice president/chief financial officer/chief administrative officer, has been named executive vice president, administration for the combined company. David Dirienzo, formerly vice president for Talbots Mens and Talbots Kids, is now executive vice president, merchandising for J. Jill. And Gordon Cooke retired as chairman/president/CEO of J. Jill on May 12.

Corte Madera, CA-based cataloger/retailer Restoration Hardware has appointed Ken Dunaj chief operating officer. He had been senior vice president of global logistics for Williams-Sonoma.

San Francisco-based furniture merchant Design Within Reach has named Ray Brunner CEO. Brunner, who had been the company’s executive vice president of real estate and studio operations, succeeds Tara Poseley, who resigned.

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Shop.org, the online division of the Washington-based National Retail Federation (NRF), has hired Joan Broughton as vice president of content and education. Broughton joins Shop.org from REI, where she was vice president of multichannel programs.

Stockbridge, MA-based cataloger/retailer Country Curtains has named William Booth CEO. He replaces Lee Williams, who will retire from the company on Dec. 31. Booth had been president of Chicago-based gadgets and electronics merchant Hammacher Schlemmer.

The New England Mail Order Association (NEMOA) has announced its board members for 2006-07. Jean O. Giesmann of Plow & Hearth was named president for a two-year term. She replaces Cuddledown president/CEO Christopher Bradley, who remains on the board as immediate past president. Margot Murphy Moore of 1-800-Homeopathy has been named vice president. New board members are Russ Gaitskill of Garnet Hill, Mike Hayden of Millard Group, and John Coyle of R.R. Donnelley. Continuing on the board are Terry Monahan of Bulkley Dunton Publishing Group as secretary, Marlies Duke of Mokrynskidirect as treasurer, and Janie Downey of PublishExperts as membership chair. Other board members include Robert Allen of The Vermont Country Store, Sheldon Baker of Cyber City Teleservices Ltd., Paul Imbierowicz of Abacus, and Cindy Marshall of The Vermont Country Store.

Mindy Grossman has been appointed CEO of New York-based IAC Retailing, which includes HSN, Cornerstone Brands, Shoebuy, and IAC’s international retailing operations. Grossman was most recently vice president and head of Nike’s global apparel business.

Delray Beach, FL-base office products merchant Office Depot has hired Yalmaz Siddiqui as environmental strategy adviser. Siddiqui was with IBM Business Consulting.

Scott Weiler has joined Fingerhut as vice president of new business development. He had been vice president at Penn Garritano.

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San Francisco-based gifts merchant RedEnvelope has named Frank Buettner chief operating officer. Buettner was previously vice president of operations and IT for Bag Borrow or Steal. RedEnvelope also promoted Gary Korotzer from vice president of marketing to chief marketing officer.

Dirk Collin was named executive vice president/managing director, Europe for Delray Beach, FL-based Office Depot. He will be based in Office Depot’s European headquarters in Venlo, Netherlands. He was previously general manager, Northern Europe and vice president, sales operations (Europe, Asia, Middle East) for StorageTek Corp.

New York-based footwear and apparel company Kenneth Cole Productions has hired Joel Newman as chief operating officer. He most recently held the same post at Tommy Hilfiger Corp.

Bruce Ross, executive vice president/chief financial officer of Guitar Center, will retire as CFO on March 31, although he will remain with the Westlake Village, CA-based company through June. Erick Mason, currently executive vice president/chief administrative officer, will succeed Ross.

Gifts and stationery cataloger Miles Kimball Co. has named Stan Krangel president. He replaces Mike Muoio, who left the Oshkosh, WI-based merchant in October. Krangel was most recently president of tabletop manufacturer/marketer Lenox.

Michelle Carrara has joined San Francisco-based furnishings cataloger/retailer Design Within Reach as vice president of merchandising. She had been merchandise manager, textiles and apparel for Pottery Barn Kids. Design Within Reach has also hired Suzanne Ewing as vice president of human resources. She previously held the same role at Shopping.com.

San Francisco-based home decor cataloger/retailer Restoration Hardware appointed Chris Newman senior vice president/chief financial officer. Newman most recently served as vice president/chief financial officer, store operations for Limited Brands.

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Bensalem, PA-based plus-size women’s clothing merchant Charming Shoppes has appointed Michael W. Luce to its board of directors. Luce is the president of cataloger Plow & Hearth.

Office supplies cataloger/retailer Staples has named Carole Johnson senior vice president of advertising. She will develop all marketing communications for the Framingham, MA-based company’s U.S. and Canadian businesses. Johnson was previously vice president of marketing for AAi.FosterGrant.

Jeffrey Lasher has joined Corporate Express, a Broomfield, CO-based supplier of office products, as vice president, controller. He was previously vice president of finance at AutoNation.

HSN.com in St. Petersburg, FL, promoted Kris Kulesza from senior vice president of online merchandising to executive vice president. Matthew Siegel was named vice president of e-tail strategy; he had been vice president of product management. And Jon Kapplow was promoted from director of multichannel marketing to vice president of multichannel marketing.

John Holowko Jr. was named chief financial officer of New York-based cataloger/retailer Delia’s. He was previously senior vice president of finance of Alloy, from which Delia’s spun off in December.

Fleetwood, PA-based men’s apparel cataloger Paul Fredrick MenStyle has promoted Scott Drayer to director of marketing. Drayer, who has been with Paul Fredrick for six years, had served as marketing manager for catalog and other offline programs.

Hackensack, NJ-based list firm Mokrynskidirect has promoted Jody Smith from sales executive, insert media management, to senior sales executive, insert media management. Smith joined the company’s insert media division in January 2003.

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Independence, OH-based auto supplies merchant Stylin’ Concepts has hired George Woodward as vice president of marketing. Woodward was formerly vice president of database marketing at Vantage Travel.

Ed Bjorncrantz has joined East Texas, PA-based Day-Timers, a manufacturer/marketer of agendas and other productivity tools, as vice president, direct marketing. During the past four years he was partner/president of consultancy The Callahan Group; previously he was a senior manager at multichannel merchants J.C. Whitney and Quill Corp.

South Deerfield, MA-based manufacturer/marketer Yankee Candle Co. has promoted Harlan M. Kent from president to president/chief operating officer.

Cedar Knolls, NJ-based MediaBay, which sells spoken-word audio entertainment, has hired Gui Karyo as chief technology officer. Karyo was previously chief information officer, president of publishing, and executive vice president of operations at Marvel Entertainment.

IAC/Interactive Corp., the New York-based parent of the Home Shopping Network and the Cornerstone Brands catalogs, has named Doug Lebda president/chief operating officer. Lebda, previously CEO of IAC Financial Services and Real Estate, is the founder of LendingTree.

Robert Young was appointed president of Montreal-based Transcontinental Direct in the U.S. Young, previously president of Commercial Envelope for Cenveo, will lead Transcontinental’s U.S. direct marketing activities from Warminster, PA.

Chicago-based membership services firm Exotic Car Share has appointed George Kiebala president/CEO of its new division, Curvy Road. Kiebala had been managing vice president of emerging markets for Experian Marketing Services.

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Quincy, MA-based women’s apparel cataloger/retailer J. Jill Group has named Lisa Bayne executive vice president/chief marketer. She was previously senior vice president, brand for The Gymboree Corp.

Mike Akers has joined Knoxville, TN-based sports-equipment cataloger Power Systems as chief financial officer. Akers was previously with the Keller Group.

David McCreight was promoted to president of Lands’ End. He’d been serving as interim president since Mindy Meads left the apparel and home goods merchant in August. Lands’ End parent company Sears Holdings also hired Maureen McGuire for the newly created position of executive vice president/chief marketing officer for Sears and Corwin Yulinsky as executive vice president for customer strategy and insight.

Broder Bros. Co., a manufacturer/marketer of imprintable sportswear, announced the resignations of CEO Vince Tyra and president Mark Barrocas. A member of the board, Thomas Myers, has been appointed interim CEO.

Ken Ellingsen has joined Cleveland-based Universal Screen Arts as president/CEO. He was previously president of catalog services for the Home Shopping Network. Universal is the parent company of the Art & Artifact, Signals, What on Earth, and Wireless gifts and home decor catalogs.

Fort Worth, TX-based Allied Electronics has promoted Rob Birse from director of marketing to vice president of marketing.

Two executives at the Direct Marketing Association have received new titles. Lou Mastria, formerly vice president of public and media relations, is now vice president of interactive and emerging media. And Alan Kuritsky, formerly vice president of marketing and member communications, is now vice president of marketing and communications/chief marketing officer.

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Salt Lake City-based Mrs. Fields Famous Brands announced that Greg Berglund has joined the company as president of Mrs. Fields Gifts, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company. Berglund had been senior vice president/general manager of Disney Direct Marketing Services, as well as vice president of marketing for Cornerstone Brands.

Lanham, MD-based database marketing firm Merkle has hired Rick Burgess as vice president of talent acquisition. Burgess was a managing partner of the executive search firm Kaye/Bassman International Corp.

San Francisco-based Design Within Reach promoted vice president of merchandising Tara Poseley to president/CEO. Poseley replaces Wayne Badovinus, who will continue to serve on Design Within Reach’s board of directors and will assume the role of chairman from John Hansen, who will remain on the board. Design Within Reach also announced the following promotions: Ken La Honta from chief financial officer to chief operating officer; Wanda Gierhart from chief marketing officer to executive vice president of marketing and merchandising; and Ray Brunner from vice president of real estate and studio operations to executive vice president of real estate and studio operations.

New York-based list firm ALC of New York appointed Becky Hieter to the newly created position of director, I-media and marketing services. Hieter, a 15-year direct marketing veteran, most recently worked at Highlights for Children.

New York-based online discounter Bluefly.com hired Brad Matson as chief marketing officer. Matson joins Bluefly from Spiegel Catalog, where he served as senior vice president of advertising and brand communications.

Chef’s Catalog, a Colorado Springs, CO-based cookware merchant, named Chris Bridge senior vice president of merchandising and purchasing. Bridge spent 13 years with Williams-Sonoma, most recently as director and divisional merchandise manager for the retail food division.

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Warren, PA-based apparel and home goods cataloger Blair Corp. appointed Larry Pitorak interim chief financial officer. Currently a partner of Tatum Partners, a national professional services firm that provides senior financial leadership, Pitorak was previously chief financial officer/senior vice president-finance/treasurer of The Sherwin-Williams Co.

Hackensack, NJ-based list and marketing services firm Mokrynskidirect announced the retirement of senior manager Sandra Matika. During her 23 years with the company, she headed up both the list management and brokerage divisions.

Atlanta-based healthcare products merchant Benchmark Brands appointed Linda Rosenbaum executive vice president of merchandising, creative, and product development. Rosenbaum was previously president of Bedford Fair Apparel.

Danbury, CT-based list firm PlusMedia appointed Anne Cunningham senior account executive. Cunningham was most recently a sales representative for M.I. Media Services. Also, Michelle Syme was promoted from director of marketing analysis to vice president, and Angela Casarella was promoted from account manager to junior account executive.

Hartford, CT-based online nonprofit artisan cataloger Aid to Artisans appointed David O’Connor president.

Washington-based Shop.org appointed five new members to its board of directors: Seth Greenberg, CEO of eHobbies; Carrie Johnson, vice president/research director of Forrester Research; Frank Han, executive vice president/general manager of HSN.com; Scott Key, vice president, relationship marketing and business development for Gap; and Kelly Mooney, president/chief experience officer/partner of Resource Interactive.

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Richmond, VA-based cataloger/retailer Circuit City named Dave Mathews senior vice president and president of Circuit City Direct.

Aurora, NY-based ceramics manufacturer/marketer Mackenzie-Childs promoted Jennifer Ellsworth from vice president of product development and marketing to vice president of sales and marketing.

Fort Worth, TX-based home decor merchant The Bombay Co. hired Justin Lewis as senior vice president/chief marketing officer. He was previously vice president of marketing for Circuit City.

Merrimack, NH-based computer reseller PC Connection promoted Peter Cannone from president of PC Connection Sales Corp. to senior vice president of sales. Timothy McGrath, most recently executive vice president of sales for Insight North America, will succeed Cannone as president of the Sales Corp. division.

Fort Myers, FL-based women’s apparel merchant Chico’s promoted Charles Nesbit from executive vice president, operations to executive vice president/chief operating officer. Also, Michael Elleman, formerly senior vice president, real estate and construction for Charlotte Russe, was named senior vice president, real estate. And executive vice president/chief stores officer Mori MacKenzie will now have real estate and store construction reporting to her, in addition to store operations.

Sante Fe Springs, CA-based logistics services provider APX Logistics named Michele Donahue marketing communications manager.

Hackensack, NJ-based list services firm Mokrynskidirect promoted Susan Darling from vice president to group vice president in the company’s brokerage division.

Hartsdale, NY-based list firm Leon Henry promoted Todd Mitchell from direct mail and insert media account representative to account executive.

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Chicago-based menswear cataloger/retailer Bachrach Clothing appointed Larry Schechterman senior vice president/general merchandising manager. Schechterman was most recently vice president of merchandising at Paul Frederick.

Itasca, IL-based office supplies cataloger/retailer OfficeMax promoted Ryan Vero from executive vice president, merchandising to executive vice president/chief merchandising officer.

Quincy, MA-based women’s apparel cataloger/retailer J. Jill Group promoted Olga Conley from executive vice president/chief financial officer to the additional role of chief administrative officer. In addition to finance, accounting, information technology, and legal, Conley will now oversee the call center and distribution center in Tilton, NH. The company announced three other promotions: Robert Dakin from retail store operations executive to senior vice president of retail store operations; John Pletzke from vice president of product management and sourcing to senior vice president of product management and design; and Linda Trudel, from vice president/corporate controller to senior vice president/corporate controller/treasurer.

New York-based list services firm ALC of New York promoted Mary DiPaolo from production manager in list management to director of production services in the firm’s list management division.

Peterborough, NH-based list services firm Millard Group promoted Ann Bullock from assistant account manager to account manager, list management.

New York-based Direct Marketing Association appointed Alan Kuritsky vice president of marketing for its newly created core marketing organization. He will be responsible for providing marketing support for all of the association’s departments, including membership, events, education, research, government affairs, ethics, and consumer affairs. Kuritsky was previously president of Donnelley Marketing.

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Hampstead, MD-based men’s apparel cataloger/retailer Jos. A. Bank Clothiers promoted James Thorne from vice president/general merchandise manager to senior vice president of inventory management and planning. He will be responsible for overseeing the company’s continued store growth, including its goals of opening and operating 500 stores in the U.S. In addition, Frank Barbarino was promoted from divisional vice president of worldwide sourcing to vice president/general merchandise manager. He will be responsible for all tailored clothing merchandising.

White Plains, NY-based list services firm MeritDirect appointed Lisa Horder vice president in its brokerage division. Melissa Zosiak, previously with Direct Media, was hired as brokerage assistant, as was Anthony Diaz, formerly with Edith Roman Associates.

South Whitley, IN-based party and prom supplier ShindigZ by Stumps promoted Jeanice Croy from chief financial officer to president. Croy will replace owner Shep Moyle in the role of president. Moyle will continue as chairman of the board/CEO, focusing on long-term company growth while Croy manages and leads operations and activities. In other company news, Wendy Moyle has been promoted from executive vice president to vice chairman of the board-strategic planning and other cool stuff.

New York-based paper firm Gould Paper Corp. promoted Alexandra Scott to vice president, corporate communications. Scott, who has been with the company for 10 years, will be responsible for major public relations programs and marketing initiatives, as well as all internal/external communications.

Dallas-based interactive marketing agency IMC hired Niharika Shah as client services’ account director. Shah was previously director of product management for Toys ‘R’ Us. Beth Kuykendall was appointed vice president of database marketing. Most recently she was an executive vice president at Targetbase. And Mike Graziano was appointed director of business development. Graziano was previously director of business development at Fry.

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San Francisco-based home furnishings cataloger/retailer Design Within Reach appointed Ken La Honta chief financial officer. He was most recently controller for Levi Strauss Americas.

Melville, NY-based medical, dental, and veterinary supplies cataloger Henry Schein promoted James Breslawski from executive vice president to president/chief operating officer. Breslawski has been with Schein for 25 years.

Redmond, WA-based Eddie Bauer Holdings has announced the nine members who will make up its board of directors. Bill End, former chairman/CEO of Cornerstone Brands, will chair the board. The other members are John Brouillard, chief administrative/chief financial officer, H.E. Butt Grocery Co.; Howard Cross, a former president/CEO of Limited Stores and Victoria’s Secret Stores; Paul Kirincic, executive vice president, human resources, communications, and corporate marketing, McKesson Corp.; Fabian Mansson, president/CEO, Eddie Bauer; Kenneth Reiss, former managing partner of the New York office, assurance and advisory practice, of Ernst & Young; Laurie Shahon, president/founder, Wilton Capital Group; Edward Straw, former president, global operations, Estee Lauder Cos.; and Stephen Watson, former president/CEO, Gander Mountain.

Delray Beach, FL-based operations management software provider Ecometry Corp. announced that former chief financial officer Martin Weinbaum has rejoined the company.

New York-based list services firm Adrea Rubin Management hired Amy Langer as sales manager. Most recently she was sales director at Direct Media International.

Sussex, WI-based printing company Quad/Graphics promoted David Blais from vice president of operations to senior vice president of sales and administration. And John Fowler was promoted from vice president of finance/chief financial officer to senior vice president of finance/chief financial officer.

New York-based Direct Marketing Association appointed Paige Lance vice president, program development. Lance was previously director of both corporate development and the senior management program for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Itasca, IL-based office supplies merchant OfficeMax appointed Sam Duncan president/CEO. Duncan was most recently president/CEO of Shopko Stores.

Knoxville, TN-based fitness and sports performance cataloger Power Systems has promoted Kenneth Bradley from vice president of operations to president.

New York-based Direct Marketing Association appointed Dr. Ramesh Ratan senior vice president, membership and market development. Ratan was previously president of VocalTec Americas and senior vice president, strategy for VocalTec Communications. Also, Paige Lance was appointed vice president, program development. Lance had been director of both corporate development and the senior management program for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Cedar Knolls, NJ-based digital media/publishing cataloger MediaBay hired Patricia Campbell as chief operating officer. She was most recently executive vice president of Barnesandnoble.com.

New York-based Gould Paper Corp. promoted Vincent Eugenio, a 20-year employee of the company, to vice president, sales for its metro division.

Brisbane, CA-based online comparison-shopping service Shopping.com promoted Ignacio (Iggy) Fanlo from chief revenue officer to president of worldwide field operations.

List services firm ALC of New York appointed Polly Bickel associate vice president, strategic consulting. Bickel was most recently manager of customer acquisition at Williams-Sonoma. And Nancy O’Reilly was hired as director, new business development. She most recently held a management/brokerage position with D-J Associates.

Aurora, NY-based tableware manufacturer/marketer MacKenzie-Childs named Norina Coursey president. Coursey was previously vice president/general manager of Saks Fifth Avenue’s Palm Beach store.

Bethel, CT-based List Services Corp. promoted Steve Ruffler from sales manager of the company’s Business DirectBase to vice president, database sales in the list management group.

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Delray Beach, FL-based office supplies marketer Office Depot promoted Charles Brown from chief financial officer to president, international. Monica Luechtefeld was promoted to vice president, business development and information technology; she was previously an executive within the company’s e-commerce division. Tim Toews was promoted from chief information officer in Europe to senior vice president/chief information officer.

Topsfield, MA-based wholesale pet supplies cataloger PetEdge appointed Steve Miller circulation manager. He will be responsible for planning the company’s customer contact and acquisition strategies, catalog analysis and forecasting, as well as its list rental and package enclosure programs.

Patrick Donahoe was named deputy postmaster general of the U.S. Postal Service, where he will serve as a member of the board of governors and oversee mail processing, transportation and delivery, field operations, engineering, delivery and retail, facilities, and network operations. He was previously USPS senior vice president of operations.

San Francisco-based gifts merchant RedEnvelope appointed Joseph Gandolfo to its board of directors. Gandolfo was most recently president of worldwide operations for Mattel. The company also announced the resignation of chief financial officer Eric Wong. Polly Boe, previously chief financial officer of Sundance Catalog Co., was hired to take his place.

Cleveland-based cataloger/retailer Things Remembered promoted Dave Stefko from vice president, chief administrative officer to senior vice president, chief administrative officer. Terry Mulhern was promoted from director of external marketing to vice president, marketing. Alice Guiney was promoted from senior director, human resources to vice president, human resources.

Peterborough, NH-based list services firm Millard Group promoted Jeanne Bennett from assistant account manager to account manager, list brokerage.

White Plains, NY-based list services firm MeritDirect has appointed Thomas Connors controller. Connors was previously an executive at DataLan Corp.

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Itasca, IL-based office supplies cataloger/retailer OfficeMax announced that Christopher Milliken has resigned as president/CEO/director. Executive chairman George Harad has been appointed by the board of directors to serve as CEO on an interim basis.

Sandpoint, ID-based women’s apparel cataloger/retailer Coldwater Creek appointed Kay Isaacson-Leibowitz to its board of directors. She was previously executive vice president of merchandising for Victoria’s Secret Stores.

Greenwich, CT-based manufacturer/marketer Blyth, whose brands include the Miles Kimball and Walter Drake catalogs, promoted Jane Casey from vice president, organization and management development to vice president/treasurer. And Tyler Schuessler was promoted from director, corporate communications and investor relations to vice president, organizational development and investor relations.

Silver Spring, MD-based TV network/marketer Discovery Communications appointed Patrick Gates executive vice president of consumer direct. Gates was previously senior vice president, e-commerce at AOL Time Warner.

San Francisco-based cataloger/retailer Sharper Image Corp. appointed Jeff Nachbor senior vice president/chief financial officer. Nachbor served most recently as senior vice president, corporate controller for Staples.

New York-based brand strategy consulting firm Winterberry Group hired Christopher French as a managing director. He was most recently CEO of Cadient Group, where he continues to serve as chairman of the board.

Weehawken, NJ-based list services firm ClientLogic appointed Robin Neal senior marketing services director. Previously a list manager with PlusMedia and Bookspan, Neal will handle business acquisition.

Hackensack, NJ-based list services firm MokrynskiDirect hired Ayanna Thompson as an account executive in its list brokerage division. Thompson was previously an account manager for New York ad agency Draft.

Scarsdale, NY-based list firm Singer Direct hired Laurie DeLuca as vice president, insert media. DeLuca was previously an account manager with list firm American List Counsel.

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San Francisco-based gifts marketer Red Envelope promoted Kristine Dang from general merchandising manager to executive vice president, merchandising and creative. Dang joined the company in 1998.

Radnor, PA-based industrial, medical, and specialty gases supplier Airgas promoted Michael Molinini from senior vice president-hardgoods to executive vice president/chief operating officer.

Manchester, VT-based general merchandiser Vermont Country Store hired William Ackerman as general manager of retail. Ackerman was most recently general manager of the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre of Rutland, VT.

Highlights for Children, the Columbus, OH-based children’s publisher/cataloger, promoted Kent Johnson from corporate vice president of strategic management to CEO.

Silver Spring, MD-based TV network/merchandiser Discovery Communications promoted Frank Rosales from chief financial officer for Discovery Channel Stores to president of the retail and licensing division.

Chicago-based facilities maintenance manufacturer/marketer Grainger named Gloria Ysasi-Diaz vice president, operational excellence, for its U.S. branch-based business.

Bethel, CT-based list services firm List Services Corp. promoted Jim Glaser from e-list sales manager to assistant vice president for list management.

Brewster, NY-based list services firm Macromark has hired Norman Newman as senior vice president of sales; Ken Ryan as vice president of sales; Mary Ellen Meyer as list management sales executive; and Maria Bongzarone and Jayne Gottschall as list brokerage executives. They had all previously been with now-defunct list company Listworks.

Hartsdale, NY-based list services firm Leon Henry promoted Marc Mirabella from direct mail and insert media account representative to senior account executive.

New Rochelle, NY-based list management/brokerage firm Estee Marketing Group hired Felicia Pucci as manager of client services.

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Freeport, ME-based cataloger/retailer L.L. Bean appointed Daniel Love vice president of finance. Love had been chief financial officer/senior vice president of finance and operations for a division of Federated Department Stores.

Plano, TX-based apparel cataloger/retailer J.C. Penney promoted Ken Hicks from president/chief operating officer of stores and merchandise operations to president/chief merchandising officer.

PetEdge, a Topsfield, MA-based wholesaler of pet supplies, hired Sue Steffey as vice president of merchandising and product development. She was most recently director of product development and merchandising for Levenger.

Redmond, WA-based apparel cataloger/retailer Eddie Bauer appointed David Makuen vice president, marketing. Makuen had been vice president, marketing for the direct division of Ann Taylor and Loft.

San Francisco-based gifts mailer RedEnvelope promoted Ed Schmults from senior vice president of operations to chief operating officer. Also, Gary Korotzer was hired as vice president of marketing; he had been senior vice president, mass affluent marketing for Charles Schwab and Co.

Woolrich, PA-based apparel merchant Woolrich hired Steven Fuller as designer for men’s sportswear. Fuller was most recently senior designer for Unionbay.

Bethel, CT-based list firm List Services Corp. promoted Ray Schneeberger from senior vice president of list management to senior vice president of business development.

MKTG Services appointed Sally Hurst director of sales, compiled division. Hurst previously held a senior sales position at American List Counsel. The Newtown, PA-based list services firm also hired another American List Counsel alum, Fred Swain, as senior account executive.

New York-based list firm Adrea Rubin Marketing promoted Kenneth Cyrus from accounts receivable manager to manager of accounting administration. In addition, Joe Frick was promoted from marketing manager in the list management division to director of marketing for list management.

Hackensack, NJ-based list services firm MokrynskiDirect promoted Wendy McLaughlin from senior account executive to vice president in the brokerage division.

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Itasca, IL-based office supplies cataloger/retailer OfficeMax appointed Brian Anderson executive vice president of finance/chief financial officer. Anderson was most recently senior vice president/chief financial officer of Baxter International. He is also a member of the board of directors of W.W. Grainger.

Rochester, NY-based Transcat, a manufacturer/marketer of measurement and calibration instruments, appointed Richard Harrison and Alan Resnick to its board of directors. Harrison is senior retail banking and lending officer at the National Bank of Geneva and senior retail risk manager at its holding company Financial Institutions. Resnick is president of Janal Capital Management, an investment management firm.

Bellevue, WA-based Drugstore.com appointed Kathy Gersch vice president/chief marketing officer/general manager. Gersch was previously executive vice president of marketing and merchandising at GiftCertificates.com.

San Francisco-based furniture cataloger/retailer Design Within Reach named Elizabeth Rivera vice president of studio operations. Rivera was most recently vice president of stores for Pottery Barn Kids.

In addition to recently naming Myron Ullman chairman/CEO, Plano, TX-based general merchant J.C. Penney Co. announced several promotions. Michael Dastugue was promoted from treasurer to senior vice president, corporate finance; Bob Johnson from manager of investor relations to vice president, investor relations; Michael Porter from assistant treasurer to treasurer; and Phil Sanchez from manager of financing to assistant treasurer.

New York-based Direct Marketing Association promoted Patricia Kachura to senior vice president, ethics and consumer affairs; Stephen Michaele to vice president, IT/chief information officer; and Ken Ebeling to vice president, membership development.

Sussex, WI-based printer Quad/ Graphics promoted Thomas Quadracci from president/CEO to chairman/CEO and Joel Quadracci from senior vice president of sales and administration to president/CEO.

Danbury, CT-based list services firm RMI Direct Marketing hired Hillary Taylor as a list manager.

Newtown, PA-based list services firm MKTG Services named Steve Elias data processing account manager.

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Plymouth Meeting, PA-based cataloger/retailer IKEA appointed Pernille Spiers-Lopez as the new president of IKEA North America and a member of the International Management Board. Spiers-Lopez currently is human resources manager for IKEA North America. She will assume her duties as president, IKEA North America on June 1. Previously Spiers-Lopez was store manager of the IKEA store in Pittsburgh.

New Britain, CT-based multichannel provider of medical, surgical and pharmaceutical supplies Moore Medical Corp. named Jerry Flasz as its chief technology officer and executive vice president, information systems. Flasz joins the company from the Revlon Corp. where he was vice president of ecommerce/end user computing information systems. Prior to that he was vice president of operations for A.P. Products LTD in New Rochelle, NY, where he was the senior executive in charge of IS/technology initiatives.

Dallas-based company Omnicom Group promoted David J. Scholes to president and CEO of its Irving, TX-based company Targetbase, which specializes in online and offline customer relationship management. Scholes is the former president and CEO of the New York office of the integrated marketing services agency Rapp Collins Worldwide, for which Omnicom Group is also a parent company. Previously, Scholes held positions at the Franklin Mint and Johnson & Johnson.

Dodgeville, WI-based cataloger/retailer Lands’ End appointed Marcia Tabler as director of creative operations, a new position. Tabler will help direct the catalog creative process as well as serve as international creative liaison with the company’s operations in the U.K., Germany and Japan. Tabler most recently presided as vice president of direct marketing for Warner Bros. Studio Stores in Los Angeles. Prior to Warner Bros., she served in vice presidential and creative directorial positions for a variety of retail companies including Robinson’s May, B. Altman’s, and Filene’s.

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