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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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Sally Beauty’s CFO Resigns

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Denton, Texas Sally Beauty Holdings announced Tuesday that senior VP and CFO David L. Rea has resigned, effective April 11. Rea, who is leaving to spend more time with his family and to pursue other interests, has agreed to continue serving the specialty retailer in a consulting role for approximately three months following his termination date.

Mark Flaherty, Sally’s current chief accounting officer and controller, will serve as acting CFO as the company conducts a search of both internal and external candidates. Prior to joining Sally, Flaherty was the CFO of Tandy Brands Accessories.

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Marks & Spencer CEO to Become Exec Chair

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London Marks & Spencer Group PLC will promote CEO Stuart Rose to the role of executive chairman. He is expected to hold this post for three years.

Rose will succeed Chairman Terry Burns, who will step down as of June 1. The announcement caused a negative reaction from shareholders as the decision reportedly did not take into account the views of the company’s investors, according to a report from Thomson Investment Management News.

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