O’Charley’s Names VP, Design & Construction
Nashville, Tenn., O’Charley’s Inc. announced that J. Harold (“Jay”) Allen joined the company as VP of design and construction. In his new position, Allen will be responsible for all of the company’s design and construction activities for new company-operated and franchised restaurants, and for the “Project RevO’Lution” and “Dressed to the Nines” re-branding initiatives.
Prior to joining O’Charley’s, Allen was senior VP at Forrester Construction in Rockville, Md., where he was responsible for all construction operations and reported directly to the president.
Wild Oats Execs Leave
New York, Four top executives from Wild Oats Markets Inc. have left the company following its acquisition last week by Whole Foods Market Inc., according to a report on supermarketnews.com.
In addition to Gregory Mays, the former Wild Oats chairman who had also been acting CEO and acting CFO, other executives who have left include Roger Davidson, senior VP of merchandising and marketing; Sam Martin, senior VP, operations; and Jon Payne, VP of IT. Also, employees at some Wild Oats locations have been notified that their stores will be closed, supermarketnews.com reported.
PetSmart Names CFO
Phoenix, PetSmart Inc. on Wednesday named Lawrence Molloy as senior VP and CFO to succeed Tim Kullman, who resigned earlier this year.
In his new role, Molloy will be responsible for all financial areas of PetSmart including analysis, planning, compliance, reporting and business and financial strategy. He previously served as VP and CFO of retail at Circuit City Stores Inc.