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Shuffle Board: Wolverine Names First Chief Merchant, Fresh Produce Gets New President, JCP Appoints SVP



Wolverine World Wide Inc. announced Angelo Ng as the company’s first chief merchant officer.

Ng brings more than 25 years of merchandising, sourcing and marketing experience from a variety of apparel, footwear and accessories brands. Most recently, he served as vice president of Levi’s men’s, collections, collaborations and accessories merchandising. Prior to joining Levi’s, Ng held various managerial roles in both merchandising and sourcing at Nike Europe.

In this newly created role, Ng will lead the merchandising growth strategy and innovation roadmap for the company’s portfolio of brands. He will focus on aligning consumer insights, market intelligence, advanced concepts, trends and strategy.

Wolverine World Wide markets and licenses branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children’s and uniform footwear and apparel under the Merrell, Sperry, Hush Puppies, Saucony, Wolverine, Keds, Stride Rite, Chaco, Bates and Hytest monikers. The company also is the global footwear licensee of Cat and Harley-Davidson.

Fresh Produce

Women’s apparel and accessories brand Fresh Produce named Cindy Keizman as president.

Keizman joined Fresh Produce as chief merchandising officer and chief operating officer in February, overseeing merchandising, marketing and operations. Keizman will oversee all aspects of the business, from merchandising and retail strategies to marketing and brand extension.

Fresh Produce is available at 16 corporately owned brick-and-mortar stores, online and in more than 400 additional points of sale coast-to-coast and internationally. Fresh Produce is headquartered in Boulder, Colo., with production and fulfillment facilities located in Gardena, Calif.


J.C. Penney

J.C. Penney Company Inc. announced that Laurie Wilson, a senior executive with more than 25 years of experience in planning and allocation, merchandise, finance, pricing, operations and strategy, will join the company on Oct. 28 as senior vice president (SVP) of planning allocation and pricing.

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Wilson will report to Michelle Wlazlo, executive vice president (EVP) and chief merchant. She replaces John Welling, who stepped down in August.

Wilson joins J.C. Penney from LW Associates, a consulting practice focused on transformative strategies leveraging digital technology for retail and wholesale brands and solution providers, where she served as president and CEO. Prior to LW Associates, Wilson spent the majority of her retail career at Macy’s and Federated Department Stores.

Burlington Stores

Burlington Stores Inc. appointed John Crimmins as chief financial officer (CFO). Crimmins, who joined the off-price retailer in 2011, has served as interim CFO since September 2019, in addition to his role as EVP of finance and chief accounting officer.

Before joining Burlington Stores, Crimmins held various roles at The Timberland Company, including CFO, corporate controller and chief accounting officer from 2002 to 2009.

Retail Industry Leaders Association

The Retail Litigation Center (RLC), the legal arm of the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), announced the election of new board members and officers.

New to the RLC board of directors are Sheilagh Clarke, SVP general counsel and secretary of Foot Locker; Todd Hartman, general counsel, chief risk and chief compliance officer of Best Buy, and Ben Parrish, EVP, general counsel and secretary at Tractor Supply Company.

Newly elected vice chairs are Jodi Caro, general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary of Ulta Beauty, and Bill McCanless, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Lowe’s. The RLC’s newly elected treasurer is Elena Kraus, SVP and general counsel of Walgreen Co.



Jaggaer appointed Jim Bureau as CEO and said CFO Vic Chynoweth will move into the newly created role of chief operations officer.

With more than 20 years of sales, marketing, and product leadership experience, Bureau joined Jaggaer in 2018 and has been responsible for the company’s customer success, sales and commercial operations globally.

In 2016, Jaggaer initiated a three-year strategic growth program. During that time, the company’s revenue tripled, and the business grew to a global enterprise with a suite of offerings expanded to include direct and indirect solutions, now available on the integrated Jaggaer One spend management platform. International private equity firm Cinven made a significant investment in Jaggaer this year, becoming a majority owner.

Through its network of 4 million suppliers across 70 countries globally, Jaggaer supports some of the largest commercial, manufacturing and life sciences companies in the world to manage billions of dollars of annual spend. The company provides procurement software for large and medium-sized enterprises.


Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions appointed Steve Fox to lead its worldwide services organization as senior vice president and head of global services, with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s global client service programs.

Fox will oversee Toshiba’s professional services, managed services, hardware break/fix, maintenance, deployment and store-as-a-service initiatives. He is tasked with ensuring Toshiba retail clients operate more efficiently and effectively, while maintaining a stellar client experience.

Fox was Toshiba’s vice president of global services. Before joining Toshiba, Fox was a partner at 5 Points Consulting Inc. and vice president of professional services at eLoyalty. Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions specializes in retail store technology and integrated in-store solutions.


Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison promoted Robyn Buma to vice president of global procurement for the company’s label and graphic materials, and industrial and healthcare materials segments.

Buma has more than 19 years of experience with Avery Dennison, having served most recently as senior director, procurement global categories and head of procurement for the European region, based in the Netherlands. She will be based in Mentor, Ohio, for this new role.

In her new role, Buma will ensure that Avery Dennison is on track to deliver on its 2025 goals and hold suppliers to appropriate environmental and social sustainability standards. She also serves as a sustainability spokesperson to organizations and companies.