Waterway Gas & Wash Co. (Chesterfield, MO) has added MichelleSausen as its director of merchandising. Before joining Waterway Gas &Wash, Sausen served McLane Grocery Distribution as vice president of sales forthe company's Western and Minnesota divisions.
Keith Morrow, chief technology officer for 7-Eleven Inc. (Dallas,TX) and the company itself have been named among CIO 100 Award winners by CIO
magazine. The 2005 CIO 100 Awards recognize organizations willing to "embracesignificant risk for the sake of great reward." In 2003, 7-Eleven was honoredwith a CIO 100 Award for its resourceful IT management and practices, and lastyear Morrow and the company were recognized with a CIO 100 Award for their operationaland strategic excellence in information technology. Morrow is part of the "Bold100," along with CIOs from such companies as Circuit City, Staples and UPS,praised for innovation in the use of information technology to increase theirorganizations' ability to compete with new products and services, heighten customersatisfaction and continuously adapt processes to foster innovation.
The Florida Retail Federation has honored Scaff's Inc./S&S Food Stores(Lake City, FL) and its president, Lester Scaff, with the 2005 Retailerof the Year Award for Leadership. The criteria for the award consist of customerservice, helping the communities they serve to grow and prosper, and givingback to their communities. Lester and Anne Scaff's leadership has helped S&Sgrow to nearly 50 stores.
Mike Buker, who has 18 years of experience in the petroleum marketingindustry, has joined Energy Recruiters Inc. (ERI) as an executive recruitingconsultant. His retail management experience began in the drugstore industrywith Drug Fair of Virginia. His convenience retailing experience began withShore Stop in 1986, and he spent the next 12 years learning retail operations.In the 1990s he moved to 7-Eleven and was later offered a consulting positionwith Cenex, which he served for several years. Most recently he served a convenienceretailer in the Midwest as director of operations.
Kable Distribution Services Inc. has promoted two of its internalaccount executives, Bill Horan and Andy Lieb, to directors ofbusiness development. In their new positions, Horan and Lieb will assist Kable'sexecutive management team in both seeking new business opportunities and expandingcurrent sales.
Digital video signage company AdSpace Networks Inc. has promoted MarcGaliano to director of national accounts and has hired Miriam Ananiaas a local sales manager. In his three years with AdSpace as a sales manager,Galiano has led the company's development of new accounts. Anania is a veteranof News America Marketing, a division of News Corp., where she worked with manyaccounts including Colgate-Palmolive and Novartis Consumer Health. In her newposition she will represent AdSpace in the New York market.
Payment management software pioneer ISD Corp. has appointed KevinPotrzeba its vice president of sales. Potrzeba brings to ISD more than 20years of software sales management experience, most recently serving InterfaceSoftware as vice president of worldwide sales.
Merchandising display/fixture manufacturer Columbus Show Case hasmade several changes to its sales management team. Bill Rice becomesnational sales manager of the company's foodservice division, with responsibilityover North American sales and distribution channels for the company's new foodservicedivision. The company has also named John Frownfelter its purchasingmanager, responsible for the overall purchasing functions of the company andalso for cost reduction initiatives, streamlining procedures and project outsourcing.
Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest North American distributorsto the convenience retailing industry, has elected two new members to its boardof directors: L. William Krause and Stuart W. Booth. Krause isa board member of Sybase, TriZetto Group, Brocade Communications Systems, andPacketeer, as well as two privately held companies. Booth currently serves CentralGarden & Pet Co as executive vice president and chief financial officer/secretary.
The Hershey Co. has added Alfred F. Kelly Jr., group presidentof the American Express Co., to its board of directors. Prior to joining AmericanExpress, Kelly was head of information systems at the White House and also heldmanagement positions in strategic and financial planning at PepsiCo.