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Two Duckwall-ALCO Board Members Resign

BY CSA STAFF

Abilene, Kan. Duckwall-ALCO Stores announced further changes to its board of directors.

Effective immediately, Dennis A. Mullin and Patrick G. Doherty have resigned from the board of directors, and the board has voted to reduce its size from seven members to five.

With these changes, the board of directors now consists of Raymond A.D. French, James G. Hyde, Dennis E. Logue, Lolan Mackey and Royce Winsten. Mr. Winsten serves as chairman.

These are the individuals who are expected to constitute the slate of directors nominated by the company for election at the 2008 annual meeting.

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Vector Security’s National Accounts Division Announces Two Key Management Additions

BY CSA STAFF

Vector Security recently announced the appointment of Rex K. Gillette to the position of director of North American sales at its National Accounts Division.

Gillette began his career in retail-loss prevention as a sales executive at Sensormatic in 1983, where he held numerous sales management and director positions, including that of managing director of its Asia Pacific Operations. Commensurate with the acquisition of Sensormatic by Tyco International, Gillette was further promoted to ADT Security’s VP of Retail National Accounts in North America, a pivotal position he held from 2001 through 2007.

In his new position at Vector Security, Gillette will assume all responsibilities for the further development and execution of a national-account oriented North American sales campaign. Gillette will report directly to Michael T. Grady, Vector Security’s Senior VP in charge of the National Accounts Division. 

Vector also announced the addition of Richard “Kip” Stewart to its National Accounts Division’s operations team, to assume the newly formed position of key North American accounts manager.

Under this new position, Stewart will work directly with Vector’s project managers on select Vector Security accounts to better coordinate a number of vital operational duties regarding project scope, communications and project completion; and will become a significant support resource for our customers and for the NAD operational staff. He will report to Vector’s operations director, Clay Masur.

Stewart’s professional experience in the retail industry and loss-prevention arena spans nearly 30 years, beginning with Marshalls, where he launched his career as a store-opening coordinator and location analyst. He became manager of physical security systems and facilities in 1984 and served in that capacity until 1996. From there, Stewart joined Security Source, Inc., where he served as their VP of operations until 2001. He held several additional positions with the company through 2004, while also starting his own retail loss-prevention consulting agency, Yankee Security Solutions, in 2001. 

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RILA Hires VP for Asset Protection

BY CSA STAFF

The Retail Industry leaders Association (RILA) recently announced the hiring of Paul Jones as VP for asset protection.

A well-respected loss-prevention professional with more than 20 years of experience, Jones will lead RILA’s asset protection and loss-prevention activities and serve as RILA’s representative to its many private and public-sector partners.

Jones previously served for five years as senior VP for loss prevention for Ohio-based Limited Brands. In addition, Jones’ previous experience includes tenures with several major retailers, including Federated Department Stores, Sunglass Hut and Luxottica Retail Group.

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