Richard appointed to Mohawk board
COHOES, N.Y. Kevin Richard, coo for Mohawk Fine Papers has been appointed to Mohawk’s board of directors, effective Dec. 12, 2007, the company announced Thursday.
Richard, a 26-year paper industry veteran, joined Mohawk in 1995 as manager of engineering and maintenance, is a 26-year veteran of the paper industry. Prior to joining Mohawk, Richard held positions with International Paper for over 13 years.
“Mohawk’s board is composed of a diverse mix of highly talented individuals. I am looking forward to working with this powerful group,” said Richard.
Joe’s Sports taps ex-Bass Pro pres. as ceo
WILSONVILLE, Ore. Hal Smith, former president of Bass Pro Shops, has been named president and ceo of Joe’s Sports & Outdoor, a Northwest sporting goods retailer.
Smith most recently served as evp pf Pep Boys. In addition to serving as president of Bass Pro Shops, he has served as president/ceo of several other leading companies, Joe’s Sports & Outdoor reported.
Wakefern to use IBM POS systems
ARMONK, N.Y. Wakefern is working with IBM to deploy advanced IBM point-of-sale systems, software and infrared touch displays at ShopRite stores, the companies announced Friday.
Wakefern will install IBM’s SurePOS Application Client/Server Environment, an application that optimizes customer service and improves reliability at the point-of-sale system, the companies reported. Wakefern will also use IBM’s Store Integrator on the IBM 4690 operating system.
ShopRite stores also will be upgraded with IBM SurePOS 700 POS terminals and servers and IBM SurePoint 4820 Touch displays at all check-out lanes.