Kum & Go has promoted Dennis Folden, who has been with the chain since1976, to chief operating officer. Folden's previous position was executive vicepresident. In his 30 years with the company, Folden has held roles as storemanager, retail supervisor and vice president of marketing, among others. AsCOO, Folden will manage the day-to-day activities of the corporation, from managementto leadership to strategic planning. He is also an active member on CSD'seditorial advisory board.
Piccadilly Circus Pizza has promoted Lamont Glendinning and John Morrison tovice presidents of business development, positions in which they'll be responsiblefor sales and operations of more than 900 Piccadilly locations nationwide. Glendinning,who has worked for the chain since 2004, will oversee Piccadillys in westernstates, while Morrison, who joined Piccadilly in 1990, will handle the chain'seastern U.S. locations.
Susser Holdings L.L.C.'s board of directors has announced that Mary E. Sullivanhas been named executive vice president, treasurer and CFO after serving asvice president of finance for the past six years. Prior to joining Susser, Sullivanworked as director of finance for the City of Corpus Christi (TX), where shesupervised 140 employees, and as controller, corporate secretary and treasurerof Elementis Chromium.
International Paper's chairman and CEO John Faraci announced the retirementof president Robert M. Amen, who has worked for the company for 26 years. Inaddition, Faraci announced that Paul Herbert has been named senior vice presidentfor strategic initiatives after 13 years with the company, including severalleadership roles in Europe. Also, Carol Roberts has been named senior presidentIPPackaging Solutions. Roberts has spent her entire 24-year career with InternationalPaper.
ERI (Energy Recruiters Inc.), a search firm, has announced the additions ofDave Moreno and Mason Carpenter to its executive recruiting team. Moreno willserve ERI's clients in the energy, retail and consumer products goods industries.Prior to joining ERI, Moreno spent five years in China as a supply chain andbusiness development manager, and before that he was manager of global logisticswith Shell Oil Co.'s catalyst business unit. Carpenter will work in the convenienceretailing and consumer products industries. For the past 20 years, Carpenterhas worked in executive management in the international airline industry.
The Pinnacle Corporation has hired Joe Fulton as manager of its business developmentorganization. Fulton last worked as sales and marketing manager for ExpressPersonnel Services after gaining his technology experience from the Corel Corporation.Tony Weston has come on board as territory manager for fuel solutions afterserving as national sales manager for Teledata, a software company specializingin fuel compliance. And Bob Wilhelm has been hired as director of professionalservices. Wilhelm joins Pinnacle after 25 years of business analysis and professionalservices experience with corporations such as Total Petroleum, Software AG and,most recently, SOURCECORP.
FKI Logistex has promoted 10-year veteran Bob Duplain to president of its warehouseand distribution division. He succeeds John Westendorf, now president of sisterdivision FKI Hardware Group. Duplain had been warehouse and distribution divisionalsenior vice president and CFO