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Player's Scorecard

Appointments and personnel changes since Fall Market (up to March 28, 2005)

The following list is arranged by company name, with individual entries — divided into “new hires/promotions” and “departures” — listed by the issue date of executive change. Obituaries are not included.

Date following entry indicates the issue of HTT in which the entry appeared.

99 Cents Only Stores

New hires/promotions:

• Plotkin, Norm: named senior vice president of store development, 1/10/2005

AATCC

New hires/promotions:

• Lattie, Robert: named incoming president, 2/21/2005

Amazon

New hires/promotions:

• Nielsen, Chris: named director of home and garden, 11/1/2004

ATC

New hires/promotions:

• Guidry, Michael: named vice president of product development, 2/7/2005

• Ruttenberg, Blake: named vice president of national accounts, 2/7/2005

Bardwil Linens

New hires/promotions:

• Granger, Maureen: named vice president of sales, 10/25/2004

Beacon Looms

New hires/promotions:

• McNeil, Sandy: named vice president of merchandising, 2/7/2005

• Ostro, Lynn: named to product design group, 2/7/2005

Beco

New hires/promotions:

• Roberts, Mike: named business manager, 2/28/2005

Belk Inc.

New hires/promotions:

• Restaino, Mike: named senior vice president of brands management, 2/21/2005

Big Lots

New hires/promotions:

• Tener, James: named to board of directors, 1/31/2005

Departures:

• Johnson, John: resigned as senior vice president, general merchandising manager, 1/24/2005

BJ's Wholesale Club

New hires/promotions:

• Hilson, Jim: named vice president of global sourcing, 12/13/2004

• Roberts, John: named senior vice president of real estate, 12/13/2004

BloominGdale's

New hires/promotions:

• Bailey, Liz: named vice president, divisional merchandise manager, 12/20/2004

• Israel, Michelle: named divisional merchandise manager, housewares, 2/28/2005

CBK

New hires/promotions:

• Stewart, Terry: named president, 1/17/2005

• Williams, Renee: named national sales manager, 1/17/2005

Departures:

• Eller, Randy: retired as chairman, 1/17/2005

CMI

New hires/promotions:

• Henderson, Kristin: named sales support associate, 3/14/2005

• Scarlata, Greg: named sales support associate, 3/14/2005

• Scarlata, Meredith: named sales support manager, 3/14/2005

Cost Plus Inc.

New hires/promotions:

• Roberts, Fredric: named non-executive chairman, 3/14/2005

Departures:

• Dashe, Murray: stepped down as chairman, CEO, 3/14/2005

Costa Blanca Fabrics

New hires/promotions:

• Korngold, Jack: retired as vice president of marketing, 11/8/2004

Cotton Incorporated

New hires/promotions:

• Rosario, Paula: named vice president, retail and fashion marketing, 1/10/2005

Couristan

New hires/promotions:

• Codella, Steve: named vice president of sales, eastern region, 11/1/2004

• Kapusta, Lori: named Midwest territory manager, 11/1/2004

• Purcell, Larry: named territory manager for Minnesota and Iowa, 2/21/2005

• Siebold, Geoffrey: named Midwest regional sales manager, 11/1/2004

• Watson, Kelly: named director of sourcing and product development, 2/21/2005

Craftex Mills

New hires/promotions:

• Garza, Steve: named to sales staff, 1/31/2005

• Marcus, Mindy: named senior director of design, 11/1/2004

• Morgan, Mike: named to sales staff, 1/31/2005

• Nolan, Kathleen: named jobber/retail design specialist, 11/1/2004

• Schell-Rompre, Erike: named director of business development, 1/31/2005

Culp Decorative Fabrics

Departures:

• Bump, Lawry: resigned as vice president, sales and marketing, 1/31/2005

• Dunn Jr., Howard: retired as vice chairman, 1/3/2005

Dan River

New hires/promotions:

• Batson, Scott: named chief financial officer, 1/3/2005

• Shea, Barry: named president and CEO, 1/3/2005

• Tucker, Steve: named senior vice president of sales and marketing, 11/1/2004

Departures:

• Lanier Jr., Joseph: resigned as CEO, 1/3/2005

• Muscalino, Tom: resigned as president, chief operating officer, 1/3/2005

DirectBuy Inc.

New hires/promotions:

• Morris, Andrew: named international director of merchandising, 1/17/2005

Duckwall-Alco

Departures:

• Shank, Glen: retired as president and CEO, 11/29/2004

Eddie Bauer Inc.

New hires/promotions:

• Makuen, David: named vice president, marketing, 1/17/2005

Expo Design Center

New hires/promotions:

• Nelson, Bruce: named merchandising vice president, 11/1/2004

Family Dollar Stores

New hires/promotions:

• Austin, Elizabeth: named vice president of information technology operations, 11/1/2004

• Haynes, R. Dodd: named vice president, internal audit, 11/29/2004

Famous Home Fashions

New hires/promotions:

• A-Boasiako, Asare: named warehouse manager, 1/24/2005

• Wilkinson, Janet: named assistant merchandiser, 1/24/2005

Federated Department Stores

New hires/promotions:

• Foley, Tricia: named vice president, trend development, Macy's Home Store, 11/1/2004

• Gandolfo, Laurene: named senior vice president, home, 11/8/2004

• Holman, Edwin: named chairman and CEO of Macy's Central, 12/6/2004

• Mansour, James: named executive vice president of visual merchandising, Macy's East, 11/8/2004

Financo, Inc.

New hires/promotions:

• Susman, Bill: named president and chief operating officer, 11/29/2004

FIT

Departures:

• Pratt, Christine: retired as chair of Home Product Developments program, 2/7/2005

Freds Inc.

New hires/promotions:

• Fennema, James: named executive vice president, general merchandise manager, 12/20/2004

Garden Ridge

New hires/promotions:

• Higgins, Steve: named president, 10/25/2004

• Lewis, Jack: named chairman, 10/25/2004

Glen Raven

New hires/promotions:

• Hunnicutt, Hal: named market manager, residential furniture group, 3/7/2005

• Robert, Suzie: named market manager, fabric group, 3/7/2005

Glenoit

Departures:

• Shakley, Mark: resigned as president, 2/14/2005

Gottschalks Inc.

New hires/promotions:

• Engelman, Donald: named vice president and general merchandise manager, 10/25/2004

Hancock Fabrics

New hires/promotions:

• Aggers, Jane: named president and CEO, 12/20/2004

• Sanders Jr., Welford: named non-executive chairman, 12/20/2004

• Smith, Bruce: named executive vice president, 3/21/2005

Departures:

• Kirk, Larry: retired as chairman and CEO, 10/25/2004

Hanover Direct

New hires/promotions:

• Blue, Charles: resigns as chief financial officer, 3/21/2005

Home Depot Stores

New hires/promotions:

• Taylor, Tom: named executive vice president, 1/3/2005

Homefires

New hires/promotions:

• Dinkens, Gailyn: named to customer service and support team, 1/3/2005

Kennedy, Corinne: named to customer service team, 1/3/2005

HSN

New hires/promotions:

• Ethier, Mark: named chief operating officer, 12/13/2004

Hudson Bay Company

New hires/promotions:

• Chouinard, Marc: named president of HBC Merchandising Group, 11/29/2004

• Haig, Thomas: named president of HBC Stores and Specialty divisions, 11/29/2004

ITG

New hires/promotions:

• George, Scott: named vice president of sales and marketing, 2/21/2005

• Rice, J. Derrill: named president of interior fabrics, 12/6/2004

JCPenney

New hires/promotions:

• Hicks, Ken: named president, chief merchandising officer, 1/10/2005

• O'Donnell, Bill: named divisional vice president, housewares, 11/29/2004

Departures:

• Castagna, Vanessa: resigned as chairman and CEO, 11/29/2004

• Erb, Katie: retired as senior product development manager, 12/6/2004

• Presser, Bill: resigned as senior buyer, window coverings, 2/21/2005

• Questrom, Allen: retired as chairman and CEO, 1/3/2005

Jeffrey Fabrics

Departures:

• Kohana, Sidney: resigned as consultant, 11/8/2004

Joan Fabrics

New hires/promotions:

• Klawetter, Kyle: named regional sales vice president, 11/1/2004

• Zack, Richard: named regional sales vice president, 11/1/2004

Jo-Ann Stores

New hires/promotions:

• Van Horn, Gertrude: named senior vice president, chief information officer, 2/7/2005

Karen Neuburger/KN Ltd.

New hires/promotions:

• Zwerin, Michael: named vice president of business development, 2/21/2005

Kay Dee Designs

New hires/promotions:

• Ayers, Dwayne: named vice president of sales, national accounts, 3/14/2005

Keeco LLC

Departures:

• Jacobs, Jeff: resigned as executive vice president of sales and marketing, 12/13/2004

Kmart

New hires/promotions:

Lewis, Aylwin: named president and CEO, 10/25/2004

Kohl's

New hires/promotions:

Boyle, Jack: named executive vice president, women's apparel, 3/14/2005

• Worthington, John: named vice president, director of stores, 3/14/2005

Lacey Mills

New hires/promotions:

• Roberts, Julie: named director of domestic design, 11/1/2004

Li & Fung

New hires/promotions:

• Toolan, Jack: named senior vice president and general manager, 10/25/2004

• Vieira, Tony: named design director, 1/17/2005

Linens 'n Things

Departures:

• Schlaepfer, Audrey: resigned as executive vice president, chief merchandising officer, 11/29/2004

London Fog

New hires/promotions:

• Abrams, Len: named president, 1/17/2005

Louisville Bedding Company

New hires/promotions:

• Strong, Shana: named national sales manager, fashion, 11/1/2004

Lowe's

New hires/promotions:

• Frasso, Jim: named senior vice president of store operations, 11/29/2004

• Niblock, Robert: named chairman and CEO, 1/31/2005

Mascioni S.P.A.

New hires/promotions:

• Hall, John: named president and CEO of U.S. subsidiaries, 12/6/2004

Master Screen Companies

Departures:

Vasquez, Carmen: resigned as vice president of sales, 1/31/2005

May Department Stores

New hires/promotions:

• Kantor, Jeffrey: named president and CEO of Hecht's/Strawbridges, 10/25/2004

• Nevill, Steven: named senior vice president, inventory management, 12/20/2004

Departures:

• Kahn, Gene: resigned as chairman and CEO, 1/24/2005

Meijer

New hires/promotions:

• Atteberry, Rob: named vice president of hardlines, 1/31/2005

• Griffith, Terry: named divisional vice president of merchandising, 1/31/2005

• Gruen, Rob: named vice president of softlines, home, 1/31/2005

• Lesneski, Tim: named group vice president of hardlines and drug store, 1/31/2005

• Love, Nat: named vice president, drug store, 1/31/2005

• McCarthy, Ruth: named vice president of home, 1/31/2005

Mervyn's

New hires/promotions:

• Leto, Rick: named CEO and chief merchandising officer, 12/20/2004

• Castagna, Vanessa: named to senior management position, Cerberus Capital, 4/4/2005

Mohawk Home

New hires/promotions:

• Boykin, Frank: named chief financial officer and vice president of finance, 11/8/2004

Departures:

• Johnson, Merle: resigned as vice president, marketing, 3/14/2005

• Swift, John: retired as chief financial officer and vice president of finance, 11/8/2004

Natco Home

New hires/promotions:

• Bogus, Bryan: named executive vice president, woven, handmade and printed rugs, 1/3/2005

National Retail Federation

New hires/promotions:

• Bektemirov, Artem: named to board of directors, 2/7/2005

• Charron, Paul: named second vice chairman, 2/7/2005

• Kathwari, M. Farooq: named vice chairman, 2/7/2005

• Perdue, David: named to board of directors, 2/7/2005

• Pressler, Paul: named to board of directors, 2/7/2005

• Ullman, Myron: named to board of directors, 2/7/2005

Nourison

New hires/promotions:

• Derringer, Brandon: named coordinator of Internet sales, 11/8/2004

• McCole, Terri: named account executive, 2/14/2005

Official Pillowtex, LLC

New hires/promotions:

• Platt, Rick: named managing director, 12/13/2004

Oriental Weavers

New hires/promotions:

• Johnson, Merle: Named vice president of national accounts, 4/4/2005

P/Kaufmann

New hires/promotions:

• Hartman, Krista: named product development manager, 12/20/2004

Phoenix House Foundation

New hires/promotions:

• Meitiner, Howard: named to board of directors, 1/3/2005

Restoration Hardware

Departures:

• Gordon, Stephen: resigned as chairman, 1/24/2005

Retail Ventures, Inc.

New hires/promotions:

• Wilansky, Heywood: named president and CEO, 11/8/2004

Ronile Inc.

New hires/promotions:

• Meachum, Kea: named business and brand director, 12/20/2004

Ross Stores

New hires/promotions:

• Balmuth, Michael: named president, 2/14/2005

• Cribb, Gary: named executive vice president, chief operating officer, 2/14/2005

• Fassio, James: named executive vice president, property development, 2/14/2005

• Gluck, Barry: named executive vice president, merchandising, 2/14/2005

• Kobayashi, Michael: named senior vice president and chief information officer, 12/6/2004

• Levy, Barbara: named executive vice president, merchandising, 2/14/2005

• O'Sullivan, Michael: named executive vice president, chief administrative officer, 2/14/2005

• Panattoni, Lisa: named senior vice president, general merchandise manager, 12/6/2004

• Rentler, Barbara: named executive vice president, dd's Discounts, 2/14/2005

• Williams, Jennifer: named senior vice president, general merchandise manager, 2/14/2005

• Wilson, Michael: named senior vice president, distribution and transportation, 2/14/2005

Departures:

• Jamieson, Irene: retired as senior vice president, general merchandise manager, 12/6/2004

• Peters, James: resigned as president, chief operating officer, 2/14/2005

S. Lichtenberg

New hires/promotions:

• Hanlon, Amy: named vice president of design, 3/14/2005

Saks Inc.

New hires/promotions:

• Flach, Terry: named senior vice president, home and accessories, 2/21/2005

• Frasch, Ron: named vice chairman and chief merchant, 11/15/2004

• Jennings, Andrew: named president and chief operating officer, 11/15/2004

Sears

Departures:

• Newland, Libby: resigned as senior buyer, bed and bath, The Great Indoors, 2/21/2005

ShopKo Stores

New hires/promotions:

• Armstrong, Todd: named director of financial planning, 3/21/2005

• Harmon, John: named director of construction, facilities management, 3/14/2005

• Magnuson, Bert: named divisional vice president of soft home, 10/25/2004

Sphinx by Oriental Weavers

New hires/promotions:

• Belardi, Bill: named director of sourcing, 12/6/2004

Departures:

• Harlow, Linda: resigned as managing director, handmade rugs, 12/6/2004

Sundance

New hires/promotions:

• Gordon, Stephen: named CEO, 1/24/2005

Sure Fit

New hires/promotions:

• Spero, Kathleen Cwirko: named vice president of marketing, 3/14/2005

Departures:

• Grosfeld, Salo: resigned as CEO, 12/20/2004

The Bombay Company

Departures:

• Farley, Steve: resigned as executive vice president, merchandising and marketing, 12/13/2004

The Bon-Ton Stores

New hires/promotions:

• Sears, Robert: named senior vice president, men's and home, 3/14/2005

• Zant, David: named vice chairman, chief merchandising officer, 12/20/2004

The Robert Allen Group

New hires/promotions:

Earles, Jason: named director of manufacturing sales, 11/29/2004

• Goering, Anthea: named vice president, showroom sales, 11/29/2004

• Keating, Karen; named operating vice president, fabric design, 10/25/2004

• Llewellyn, Sandra: named director of regional sales, 11/29/2004

• McQuerry, Brenda: named director of regional sales, 11/29/2004

• Milford, Margaret: named senior manager, fabric merchandising, 11/29/2004

• Turner, Melanie: named director of regional sales, 11/29/2004

The Textiles Museum

New hires/promotions:

• Walker, Daniel: named director, 1/24/2005

TJX Companies

New hires/promotions:

• Herrman, Ernie: named president of the Marmaxx Group, 11/15/2004

• Rossi, Jerome: named chief operating officer, Marmaxx Group, 11/15/2004

Departures:

• Meyrowitz, Carol: resigned as president of the Marmaxx Group, 11/15/2004

Trans-Ocean, Inc.

New hires/promotions:

• Harlow, Linda: named vice president of merchandising, 1/10/2005

Trendex Home Designs

New hires/promotions:

• Greenspon, Neil: named director of operations, 2/7/2005

• Lynch, Sheila: named sales manager, Canadian accounts, 2/7/2005

Wal-Mart

New hires/promotions:

• Solorzano, Eduardo: named president and CEO, Wal-Mart Mexico, 1/17/2005

• Castro-Wright, Eduardo: named executive vice president, chief operating officer, 1/17/2005

Departures:

• Coughlin, Tom: retired as vice chairman, 4/4/2005

Waverly

New hires/promotions:

• Hopkins, Lynne: named director of woven design, 11/1/2004

Welspun

New hires/promotions:

• Gaenslen, Charles: named chief operating officer, executive vice president, 1/17/2005

• Kambak, Jeff: named regional sales manager, 1/17/2005

Westgate Interiors

New hires/promotions:

• Gallagher, Peter: named vice president of sales, 11/1/2004

• Knight, Mark: named executive vice president, design and merchandising, 2/28/2005

Departures:

• Cassen, Jay: retired as head of the firm, 2/28/2005

• Gallagher, Pete: resigned as vice president of sales, 2/28/2005

WestPoint Stevens

New hires/promotions:

• Ferraro, Aimee: named product manager, 12/20/2004

• Moran, Ida: named vice president, marketing and product development, 12/20/2004

• Zutler, Jackie: named director of marketing, 12/20/2004

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