J. C. Penney President Joins Board of Directors
Plano, Texas J. C. Penney Co. announced that president and chief merchandising officer Ken C. Hicks has been named to the company’s board of directors.
Hicks was named president and chief merchandising officer in 2005, after joining the company in 2002 as president and COO of J.C. Penney stores and merchandise operations.Before joining J.C. Penney, he was president of Payless ShoeSource, Inc. (now known as Collective Brands, Inc.), from 1999 to 2002, where he oversaw all operations related to its 4,900 stores in seven countries.
Sears Holdings Names Presidents
Hoffman Estates, Ill. Sears Holdings Corp. announced that John W. Froman will join the company’s executive team as senior VP and president, Ttools and lawn and garden.
Froman was most recently with Namco, LLC, a regional chain of family recreation superstores, where he served as CEO for two years. Prior to Namco, he spent 19 years at Circuit City Stores, Inc., including a stint as executive VP and COO. Separately, the company promoted Douglas T. Moore to senior VP and president, appliances. Moore started with the company in June 2007 as senior VP, hardlines merchandising.
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.