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.
EEOC Sues Nordstrom in Fla. Over Harassment
Seattle, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a federal lawsuit against Nordstrom over harassment that the agency claims happened in two South Florida stores, according to the Puget Sound Journal.
The suit was filed on behalf of Gloria Pimental, who is Hispanic. It claims a manager at the Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens stores harassed Pimental and other Hispanic and African American employees, and that Nordstrom failed to take proper action to stop the harassment and prevent further harassment
The suit says that when employees complained, Nordstrom management retaliated with increased harassment, false accusations and termination.
WR Controls hires VP Sales & Marketing
WR Controls, a leading designer of integrated facility electrical systems for multi-store retail companies, division of WESCO Distribution, Inc., announced recently that Michael D. Pluff has become the new VP of Sales & Marketing.
Previously, Pluff coordinated new business development for Kennesaw, GA–based Emerson Retail Solutions’ control systems and facility services to leading retail chains. He has spent almost ten years working directly with some of the biggest names in multi-store retail.
Pluff also spent two years with Engineering Excellence, a National provider of HVAC services, ran his own consulting business (serving retail chains in the area of facility management), and was the Marketing and Sales Director for Johnson Controls