CCA Global Partners and Carpet One Floor & Home Announce Leadership Changes
Co-CEOs Howard Brodsky and Rick Bennet announced that CCA Global Partners will launch a new division called BizUnite. Evan Hackel will lead BizUnite as president, while retaining his position as senior VP of groups for CCA Global Partners. Eric Demaree will assume the role of president for Carpet One Floor & Home.
BizUnite is a web-based business platform designed to help independent business owners across industries maintain their independence and aggressively compete against corporate conglomerates.
Demaree is a 32-year industry veteran and has been with CCA Global for the past three years serving as president of Stone Mountain, GCO, and The Floor Trader and as COO of Carpet One Floor & Home. Prior to joining CCA Global Partners, for 11 years Demaree grew The Home Depot’s flooring department by opening over 1,000 stores and launching programs in his role as merchandising VP for Home Depot and Home Depot Expo Design Centers.
As the new president of Carpet One Floor & Home, Demaree is extremely determined and focused on driving customers into stores and increasing sales.
Former Victoria’s Secret Exec Joins Bill Blass
New York City Former Victoria’s Secret Direct executive VP Ann Acierno has been named CEO of Bill Blass New York.
Acierno has also served as president of new business development at Tommy Hilfiger, where she conceived and launched Karl Lagerfeld as a global multichannel luxury brand and H Hilfiger, a U.S. vertical retail specialty store. Earlier in her career, Acierno was a senior VP at Saks Fifth Avenue, where she reorganized the brand’s Folio catalog division.
New Head Merchant to Join Office Depot
Delray Beach, Fla. Senior VP and chief merchandising officer of the True Value Co., Steve Mahurin, will join Office Depot as executive VP of merchandising, effective March 31. Mahurin will fill a position previously held by Kim Maguire and report directly to Chuck Rubin, Office Depot’s president of North American Retail.
Prior to his time at True Value, Mahurin worked at Home Depot for 13 years, beginning his career as an assistant store manager and rising to the position of senior VP of merchandising.