Charming Shoppes announces executive appointment
Bensalem, Pa. Charming Shoppes on Monday announced the appointment of Fredrick Lamster as executive VP, human resources, effective immediately. He will serve as a member of Charming Shoppes’ executive leadership team, and will report to president and CEO Jim Fogarty.
Most recently, Lamster held the position of senior VP and chief human resources officer at Southpole. Between 2005 and 2007, he was senior VP, human resources, for Aeropostale.
Big Lots names execs
Columbus, Ohio Big Lots announced Friday that Joe R. Cooper and Lisa M. Bachmann have been named executive VPs for the company.
Cooper has served as CFO and senior VP since January 2005. He will now take on the additional responsibility of handling the company’s loss prevention and risk management components.
Cooper takes over the loss prevention and risk management responsibilities from Brad Waite, who is retiring after 22 years with the company.
Bachmann has served as senior VP merchandise planning and allocation since March 2002 and added chief information officer responsibilities in July 2005. She will continue as CIO and take on the additional role of executive VP supply chain management.
Panera appoints private-equity investor to board
Richmond Heights, Mo. Panera Bread Co. appointed a private-equity investor, Thomas E. Lynch, to its board of directors.
Lynch is senior managing director of Mill Road Capital. He was appointed as an independent director as of March 5.
Lynch previously worked as managing director of Lazard Capital Partners and a managing director at The Blackstone Group.