Circuit City Stores Names Exec VP, COO
Richmond, Va. Circuit City Stores announced that John T. Harlow has joined the company as executive VP and COO. Harlow will oversee the company’s retail stores, real estate, information technology and supply chain.
Harlow most recently was a retail director with Deloitte Consulting LLP and has been involved with Circuit City over the past year. Prior to joining Deloitte, Harlow was senior VP of operations for the A&P U.S. division of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Inc.
Dick’s COO to Step Down
Pittsburgh Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Tuesday that COO William Colombo will step down, assuming the role of vice chairman effective Feb. 2.
CEO Edward Stack, CFO Timothy Kullman and EVP of operations Joseph Schmidt will take over Colombo’s responsibilities, the company said.
BJ’s Names President, COO, Executive Changes
Natick, Mass. BJ’s Wholesale Club announced Tuesday that it has named Laura Sen president and COO; current chairman and CEO Herb Zarkin will continue in his present role.
Also elected to the company’s board of directors, Sen will, as president and COO, be responsible for all day-to-day company operations. She was formerly executive VP of merchandising and logistics.
BJ’s also announced the restructuring of its merchandising division under the leadership of Christina Neppl, who will succeed Sen as executive VP of merchandising and logistics. Bruce Graham, senior VP, general merchandising manager of consumables, will assume additional responsibilities as general merchandising manager of perishables, and Mark Titlebaum will become senior VP, general manager of general merchandise, a position that has been vacant. Robert Eddy, senior VP of finance, will assume responsibility for the financial departments formerly managed by Neppl.