A&P makes executive appointment
Montvale, N.J. The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. announced the appointment of Tom O’Boyle to the new position of executive VP, effective immediately.
O’Boyle will be responsible for leading the merchandising, marketing, supply & logistics departments to develop a cohesive synergy between these critical functions, reporting to president and Chief CEO Sam Martin. Prior to joining the A&P, he was president and senior VP, food and drug for Sears.
Sears names marketing president
Hoffman Estates, Ill. Sears Holdings Corp. said late Wednesday it has named David Friedman as senior VP and president marketing. In his new role, Friedman will oversee Sears’ marketing business unit.
Friedman previously served as president of Americas for Razorfish, an interactive marketing and technology company.
Performance Bicycle names visual merchandising exec
Chapel Hill, N.C. Performance Bicycle said Tuesday it has appointed James Hilyard as VP visual merchandising for the specialty bike retailer.
In his new role, Hilyard will be responsible for guiding store design and guest experience. He was previously director of signing at Sears Holdings Corp., and has held visual merchandising positions with ShopKo, Golfsmith, and Kinko’s, now FedEx Office.
Performance Bicycle operates more than 95 nationwide stores that cater to both the avid biking enthusiast and the recreational rider. It is majority owned by North Castle Partners of Greenwich, Conn.