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Capel Hires Spangler

Family owned and operated Capel Rugs has named Jim Spangler the company's Southwest regional sales manager.
     Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Spangler will handle all company sales with an eight-state region that includes Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

     "Jim is a valuable addition to the Capel sales force, having experience in wholesale and retail sales," said Allen Robertson, vp, sales. "We aim to ensure top-level service and support for customers and dealers by continuing to add toplevel sales representatives to the Capel family, and Jim defi nes this mission."

ShopNBC Appoints svp, cfo

Multi-channel retailer ShopNBC has promoted William McGrath to its new svp, cfo.
     McGrath, who brings 20 years experience in multi-channel as well as global operations and fi nance, joined ShopNBC this past January as vp, quality assurance. One month later, he was named interim cfo.
     Prior to joining ShopNBC, McGrath served as vp, global sourcing operations and fi nance at QVC. Earlier in his career, McGrath held a variety of fi nancial positions at Subaru of America and Arthur Andersen.
     "Bill brings over two decades of diverse fi nancial and operational leadership experience in his appointment as our cfo," said Keith Stewart, ShopNBC's ceo.

Duckwall-Alco Adds Wilson to Board of Directors

Duckwall-Alco Stores announced that president and ceo Rich Wilson has joined the company's board of directors.
     Wilson joined the 23-state general merchandise regional discount store in February. Before that he served as principal of Corporate Alliance Group, a management consulting company specializing in marketing, product development, planning, strategy and brand management for the retail and wholesale trade. Earlier, Wilson held several posts at major retail chains - svp, general merchandise for BJ's Wholesale Club, and executive roles with May Department Stores and Macy's.
     Said Royce Winsten, chairman: "The board is impressed with the changes Rich is making to move the company in the right direction. We look forward to Rich's perspective and expertise being added to the mix on the board."


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