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Shuffle Board: Exec Moves at Macy’s, Pitney Bowes, XPO Logistics, Ara, X-Rite and PredictSpring

Retail

Macy’s

Macy’s Inc. named Prabhakar Iyer as vice president of treasury and corporate development.

In this role, Iyer will oversee the treasury, insurance, corporate finance and development teams. He reports to Adrian Mitchell, chief financial officer of Macy’s Inc., and is based out of the company’s New York City headquarters.

Iyer joins Macy’s from Wolverine Worldwide Inc., where he was vice president, finance and operations. Prior to that, he spent more than 16 years in finance at General Motors.

Headquartered in New York City, Macy’s Inc. comprises three retail brands–Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Bluemercury.

Brands

Ara

German footwear brand Ara announced the hiring of Bruce Kaplan in the newly created position of executive vice president (EVP).

Kaplan started out working in the stores for retailers Sibley’s shoes and later Milgram Kagan. Kaplan then became director of merchandising for the Naturalizer and Connie divisions of Brown Shoe Co. Later he joined H.H. Brown and then he took a sales role for the New York metro region for Ecco USA in the late 90’s. Kaplan spent time in sales management for Ariat International and, most recently, as EVP at Phoenix Footwear.

The company also announced the hiring of Scott Luck as its Midwest sales representative. Luck has been an independent footwear sales representative in the Midwest.

In addition, Grady Campbell was hired as Southeast sales representative. Campbell is an independent footwear sales representative who represents multiple lines in the Southeast and will continue to represent them.

A family-owned company headquartered in Langenfeld, Germany, Ara owns all of its factories and production outlets. Ara shoes are sold in more than 300 retailers across North America.

Textiles

X-Rite

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC, specialists in color science and technology, appointed Dustin Bowersox as textile and apparel business development manager.

In this newly created role, Bowersox will lead X-Rite’s growth strategy in the textile market by promoting combined X-Rite and Pantone color solutions designed to help brands and their global suppliers select, communicate, formulate and control color on textiles.

Bowersox joins X-Rite with 20 years’ experience in color science and the textile market. He began his career with GE Plastics ColorXpress and Uniform Color Company, after which he transitioned into the textile and apparel market as the senior color manager for Target.

With Pantone, X-Rite employs more than 800 people in 11 countries. The company’s corporate headquarters is located in Grand Rapids, Mich., with regional headquarters in Europe and Asia and service centers across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

X-Rite offers a full range of solutions used by manufacturers, retailers, printers, photographers and graphic design houses to achieve precise management and communication of color and appearance throughout their processes. X-Rite products and services are recognized standards in the printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, automotive, paints, plastics, textiles and medical industries.

MycoWorks

MycoWorks, which creates faux leather from the branching root network that germinates mushrooms, announced that former Hermès CEO Patrick Thomas will be joining its board of directors as an independent member.

Thomas said he hopes to leverage his experience to help MycoWorks’s Fine Mycelium-made materials such as Reishi gain a bigger foothold in fashion. MycoWorks already has a powerful backer in Hermès, which applies its own tanning and finishing processes to transform Fine Mycelium into the “hybrid of nature and technology” it calls Sylvania.

Logistics

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics Inc. appointed Ravi Tulsyan as chief financial officer (CFO).

Tulsyan joined the company as treasurer in 2016, and has served in the additional role of deputy CFO since February. He will replace CFO David Wyshner, who is leaving the company, effective Sept 2.

Prior to XPO, Tulsyan was treasurer and senior vice president, M&A, for ADT Corporation following ADT’s 2012 spin-off from Tyco International.

XPO Logistics provides supply chain solutions using a network of 1,623 locations in 30 countries to serve more than 50,000 customers. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Greenwich, Conn.

Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes Inc. appointed Nick Smith to the position of senior vice president (SVP) of strategy, product and platform management for global e-commerce.

In this role, Smith will lead business strategy and be responsible for management of the company’s global parcel platform, including the quality and delivery of e-commerce services. As Smith moves into his new role, Brent Cervenka has joined Pitney Bowes from Amazon to become SVP of global operations for global e-commerce. His responsibilities include warehouse operations, maintenance, domestic and cross border transportation, and final mile delivery. Both executives will report to Gregg Zegras, executive vice president, and president of global e-commerce, Pitney Bowes.

The company said the executive moves are part of a months-long effort to recruit and promote the best talent in the e-commerce logistics space ahead of the 2021 peak shipping season. In addition to Smith and Cervenka, Pitney Bowes has added new talent in transportation, new regional vice presidents and more than a dozen new facility directors.

Smith joined Pitney Bowes in 2009 in the corporate finance office. He has been with the global e-commerce business unit since 2015, serving in various leadership roles across finance, strategy, and operations. Cervenka joins Pitney Bowes from Amazon, where he spent the last 15 years in various leadership roles.

Pitney Bowes is a global technology company providing commerce solutions that power billions of transactions. Clients around the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on the accuracy and precision delivered by Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs in the areas of ecommerce fulfillment, shipping and returns; cross-border e-commerce; office mailing and shipping; presort services and financing.

Technology

PredictSpring

PredictSpring, a specialist in point-of-sale technology, hired Jacob Pat for the role of senior vice president of customer success and partnerships.

Pat most recently served as chief information officer at Champion Petfoods and Canada Goose.

The hiring comes as PredictSpring announced it has opened a wholly owned subsidiary in Canada. The subsidiary, whose employees will be based in Toronto, will serve brands and retailers in the Canadian market as they look to modernize their POS platforms and elevate the customer and store associate experiences. This expansion adds to its previous rollout of its Modern POS product to Europe and Asia.

PredictSpring Modern POS connects the online and in-store customer journey and enables brands to engage with customers by offering fast and seamless omnichannel transactions. PredictSpring powers omnichannel commerce experiences for brands and retailers including Sandro, Maje, Torrid, PacSun, Vineyard Vines, Deciem, HD Buttercup and Suitsupply.

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