Perkowitz+Ruth Architects Names Joseph Serruya to Director
Perkowitz+Ruth Architects has named Joseph Serruya director. Serruya, based in the Washington D.C. office of P+R Architects, assumes responsibilities of business development and senior-project oversight for the Eastern region.
Serruya joined P+R Architects in 1999 as a senior job captain. Since then he earned positions of increasing responsibility and most recently served as Associate, working side-by-side with the previous Director to manage office staff and oversee the Wal-Mart program in the Northeastern region.
Serruya possesses over 17 years of experience in planning, design, construction documentation, construction contract administration and project management. Throughout his career, he has successfully provided architectural services to a range of clients on numerous building and project types, including big-box retail, retail interiors, shopping centers, office-base buildings, and environmental and transportation facilities.
In 2005, Serruya’s efforts overseeing the Wal-Mart program led P+R Architects to be named ‘Consultant of the Year’ by Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
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.