Spice Depot snags Wal-Mart global sourcing expert
BURNABY, British Columbia Former Wal-Mart global sourcing and supplier development head John Ryan will join Spice Depot as president of retail development worldwide, the company reported.
“The significance of the appointment of Ryan to our senior management team cannot be underestimated,” says Spice Depot president Danny Ferraro. “John is a true giant in the retail sector, known worldwide for the pivotal role he played in developing global sourcing and supplier development for Walmart.”
Global Sourcing is a Walmart-accredited procurement strategy aimed at leveraging global efficiencies in production.
Ryan began his career with Mercantile Stores where he stayed 20 years, ascending ultimately to the position of evp responsible for merchandising and marketing.
Ryan joined Walmart in 1995 as evp of international merchandising and marketing. He later assumed responsibility for global sourcing and supplier development. He retired from Wal-Mart in 2004.
Integrated Silicon Solution names cfo
SAN JOSE, Calif. Integrated Silicon Solution has announced the appointment of John Cobb to the position of cfo and vp of finance and administration effective May 12.
In Cobb’s most recent experience, he held the position of cfo and vp of finance and administration of power integrations, a San Jose, Calif.-based fabless analog semiconductor company, for five years.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate names new vps
DURANGO, Colo. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has announced the appointment of two new officers to its management team. Donna Coupe has been hired as vp of franchise support at the company and Jeremy Kinney has been promoted to vp of finance.
Coupe has over 16 years prior experience with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, during which time she served as retail store manager, field consultant and director of franchisee support.
Kinney has approximately nine years of experience with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and has held a variety of operational and financial positions, including director of retail operations and operations analysis, and corporate controller.