Vector Security’s National Accounts Division Announces Two Key Management Additions
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.
Blue Nile cfo steps down
SEATTLE Blue Nile has announced that Robin Easton has resigned from the role of cfo to pursue other interests, effective March 31. The company said it has begun a search to fill the cfo position.
Upon Easton’s resignation, Terri Maupin, the company’s vp of finance and controller, will assume the duties of the principal financial and accounting officer. Maupin has served as the company’s vp of finance since July 2004 and controller since September 2003. Prior to Blue Nile, Maupin served as the staff vp of finance and controller at Alaska Air Group.
MGP Ingredients ceo resigns
ATCHISON, Kan. Ladd Seaberg has announced that he is stepping down as ceo of MGP Ingredients, effective immediately. Seaberg will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors. He is being succeeded as ceo by MGPI President Tim Newkirk, who has also served as coo of the company since May 2006.
“I am very comfortable with the timing of this transition from my role as ceo, and have the utmost confidence in Tim Newkirk’s abilities to lead our company forward,” Seaberg said.
Seaberg became chairman of MGPI’s board in October 2006, succeeding Cloud Cray, who had held the post for 26 years. He has served as ceo of the company since 1988.