Diesel, an OTB Group’s brand, announced that Eraldo Poletto will be appointed global CEO of the brand.
Massimo Piombini, upon fulfilling the task entrusted to him by founder and chairman Renzo Rosso and the company’s board of directors to design the strategy and repositioning plan for Diesel, will hand over the helm to Eraldo Poletto, effective July 1.
Poletto, who currently holds the position of Diesel CEO for North America, has also held senior positions throughout his career, including CEO and brand president at footwear brand Stuart Weitzman and CEO at Salvatore Ferragamo and Furla.
Donald Kohler, who has held key positions such as president of Burberry Americas, CEO Americas and chief retail officer at Ferragamo and president of Ann Taylor Group, was appointed to succeed Poletto as Diesel CEO for North America.
Malouf Home added two new leadership roles to its product development team.
Jake Ozmun was promoted to director of product development and Makayla Summers was named director of product design. Ozmun and Summers are instrumental in evolving Malouf’s comprehensive product offering that continues to bring value to its retail partners and their customers.
Ozmun has worked at Malouf for five years and played a lead role in Malouf’s entrance into the furniture category. Summers joined Malouf three years ago and has largely influenced the company’s renewed focus on efficiency, as well as their cost-saving initiatives with packaging and product enhancements.
RYU Apparel Inc., a manufacturer of urban athletic apparel, welcomed Robert Lelovic as its new chief financial officer.
During his time as a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lelovic garnered extensive experience in the preparation and review of financial disclosures for publicly traded companies and implementation of corporate governance practices and regulatory reporting.
Dave Clark resigned as CEO of Amazon Consumer Worldwide on Friday after 23 years with the Seattle e-commerce juggernaut, according to a regulatory filing and an email he wrote to employees and shared on Twitter.
“For some time, I have discussed my intent to transition out of Amazon with my family and others close to me, but I wanted to ensure the teams were setup for success,” Clark wrote, pointing to Amazon’s “great leadership” who can steer the company beyond Covid-19. “We also have a solid multi-year plan to fight the inflationary challenges we are facing in 2022.”
Clark was instrumental in building out Amazon’s logistics and fulfillment network, which the company recently said it was looking to prune after adding several new facilities to support pandemic demand.
Outdoor specialty retailer Sportsman’s Warehouse appointed Sherry Jane Love as senior vice president of merchandising.
Love will be responsible for leading the company’s omnichannel merchandising efforts and private brand development. Previously, she owned and operated her own retail consulting practice. Prior to that, Love held positions at PetSmart Inc., Payless ShoeSource and Lane Bryant.
Scrubs & Beyond
Kindthread announced that Angela Mahoney joined the company as head of stores for Scrubs & Beyond, which was recently acquired under the Kindthread portfolio.
In that role, Mahoney will be responsible for leading store and field operations, focusing on driving customer-obsessed retail strategies and delivering world class experiences throughout the stores. Prior to joining Kindthread, she worked as vice president of stores at Bath & Body Works and White Barn, where she oversaw retail operations within their fleet.
Scrubs & Beyond operates 113 stores in 30 states and is one of the largest scrubs-based e-commerce businesses.
Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force
The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that retired Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, former commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, will be the new Port and Supply Chain Envoy to the Biden-Harris Administration Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force.
Lyons will take over the role from John D. Porcari and will work with the U.S. Department of Transportation, the White House National Economic Council, ports, rail, trucking and other private companies across supply chains to continue to address bottlenecks, speed up the movement of goods, and help lower costs for American families.
The Task Force was established in June 2021 to address supply and demand mismatches that emerged in several sectors as the economy reawakened.
Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, appointed Caroline Pappas as general manager, Americas.
Based in Chicago, Pappas will report directly to Etihad cargo director, cargo commercial west, Mark Faulkner. She will be responsible for establishing new and further developing existing relationships with Etihad Cargo’s customers based in North and South America.
Etihad Cargo operates daily cargo passenger flights in and out of New York, Washington and Chicago, and six flights per week in and out of Toronto. The carrier also operates two freighter cargo flights per week via Europe to Chicago, supported by an offline network.
Lotta Kopra resigned from her operative role as chief product officer and management team member at Spinnova.
Kopra will continue to support the management and the growth of the company in the role of an advisor. Her operative responsibilities and tasks will be transferred to other management team members until a new person is appointed.
Based in Finland, Spinnova has developed breakthrough technology for making textile fiber out of wood or waste, such as leather, textiles or agricultural waste, without harmful chemicals.
Norma Kuntz joined Gordon Brothers, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm, as president and chief operating officer and as a member of the board of directors.
Kuntz will work in partnership with senior leadership and the board to guide Gordon Brothers’ continued, rapid growth and set the firm’s strategy. Kuntz was most recently chief operating officer and chief financial officer of global private equity at The Carlyle Group.
Based in Boston, Gordon Brothers partners with companies in the retail, commercial and industrial sectors, conducting more than $70 billion worth of dispositions and appraisals annually and provides short- and long-term capital to clients undergoing transformation.