Coldwater Creek CEO to Retire
Sandpoint, Idaho, Coldwater Creek on Thursday said its co-founder Dennis Pence will retire as chief executive, effective Oct. 30.
Pence will retain his role as chairman. He will be replaced by Daniel Griesemer, currently president and COO. Griesemer will also take a seat on the board.
Griesemer joined Coldwater Creek in 2001 and was named president and COO in March.
Mattress Firm Hires Media Director
Mattress Firm, one of the nation’s leading specialty-mattress retailers, announced that Dan Palmisano has been hired to the position of media director.
He is responsible for establishing goals, objectives and strategies for media buying and managing the company’s media agency.
Palmisano has more than 15 years of media planning and buying experience. He has previously worked as associate media director for Rhea & Kaiser Marketing Communications, and held positions at Young & Rubicam; W. B Doner and Company; Kelly, Scott & Madison; Lincoln Mercury and Pfizer.
Amerlux Appoints Two Regional VPs
Fairfield, N.J.-based Amerlux Lighting Solutions appointed Dave Silverman to central regional VP of sales and Rob Limroth to northeast regional VP of sales. Both will report to Sam Newberry, VP of sales for Amerlux, a leader in task-specific, energy efficient lighting solution for the retail, commercial, grocery, hospitality and LEED green building markets.
Silverman as been with the company for five years serving as regional sales director. He held previous positions at Forum Lighting, Genlyte and Juno Lighting.
Limroth has 17 years of lighting-industry experience. He is the former northeast regional sales director and director of national accounts for Amerlux and has held positions at Lithonia Lighting Group/Acuity Lighting, Lightolier and Juno Lighting.