Orchard Supply Hardware Names New Execs
San Jose, Calif., Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) appointed Eric Kelly to serve as VP of real estate and store planning, effective Nov. 5. The company also appointed Roger Smith to serve as chief legal counsel, effective Nov. 26.
Most recently, Kelly comes from L.A. Fitness, where he had been senior VP, real estate, responsible for strategic planning, site analysis and financial pro forma development. Kelly also served in senior real estate and construction roles with 24-Hour Fitness.
Smith joins the company as chief legal counsel after serving as associate general counsel at Sears Holdings, providing legal guidance and oversight for OSH and other specialty retail businesses, merchandising, commercial sales and supply chain.
CVS Caremark Chairman Retires
Woonsocket, R.I., CVS Caremark Corp. on Wednesday named president and CEO Thomas M. Ryan as chairman to succeed Mac Crawford, who is retiring.
Ryan has been president and CEO since March, when CVS bought Caremark. Prior to the buyout, he served as president and CEO of CVS Corp.
Also, the company said its board of directors named Terrence Murray as lead director. He is the former chairman of FleetBoston Financial Corp. and served as the company’s CEO from 1982 to 2001.
Merchandising VP Departs Circuit City
Richmond, Va., Circuit City Stores on Tuesday said that David L. Mathews, executive VP, merchandising, services and marketing, has left the chain to become president of Orchard Brands, a holding company owned by private-equity firm Golden Gate Capital.
Circuit City said that for the near term, the merchandising, supply chain, services and marketing teams will report directly to president and CEO Philip Schoonover.