DAVACO Promotes Four to VP
DAVACO, Inc., the national leading provider of retail services, announced that the company has promoted Tom Currier and Tom Motschull to VPs of retail operations; Brian Reilly to VP of field operations; and Sheryl Koehn to VP of brand development.
Currier began his career at DAVACO in 1999 within the field operations division and was later promoted to operations manager—Northeast. Currier has held many other positions with increasing responsibilities including project manager, senior project manager and most recently director of retail operations where he has taken a lead role in managing the CVS Pharmacy account for DAVACO. In his new role as VP of retail operations, Currier will manage and oversee the newly formed drug and convenience store specialty division.
Motschull joined DAVACO in April of 2002. As VP of retail operations, Motschull now manages and oversees the entire project services division and a team of project managers on the successful execution of projects for Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Limited, to name a few. In 2006, Motschull was promoted to director of project services.
Reilly’s new role and responsibilities include management of all retail operations field personnel and all phases of field training. In addition, he will oversee equipment rental and temporary labor acquisition, as well as the logistical management of field employees including job scheduling and tracking. He joined DAVACO in 2005 as a project manager and was promoted to director of field operations in 2006.
Koehn joined DAVACO in February 2006 as director of national accounts and in 2007 was promoted to director of brand development. As VP, Koehn will oversee all aspects of DAVACO’s brand development division, which includes full-service and supplemental retail-coordinator coverage, project management and all aspects of vendor-shop programs for nationwide brands of soft line products.
Starbucks Names New President
Seattle Launi Skinner, president of Starbucks’ U.S. business division, has resigned. Skinner, who was appointed to the post last July, is leaving to spend more time with her family, according to the coffee retailer. Cliff Burrows, president of the company’s European division, will replace Skinner.
Skinner joined Starbucks in 1993. Prior to taking over as president, she was senior VP, store development, where she led the company’s U.S. store expansion between 2004 and 2007.
Burrows’ successor has not yet been named.
Bon-Ton Vice Chairman Resigns
Milwaukee David Zant, vice chairman of private brands, merchandise planning and Internet marketing in The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.’s Milwaukee office, has resigned, the company announced Monday.
Zant had joined Bon-Ton in January 2005 with more than 26 years of retail experience. His previous position was executive VP and general merchandise manager of women’s apparel for Belk Inc.