Chutes and Ladders: Great Clips Promotes COO to President

Welcome to this week's Chutes and Ladders, our roundup of hirings and firings throughout the industry. Please send the good word--or the bad--from your shop to Nicole Melton at [email protected] and we will feature it here at the end of each week.

> Steve Hockett has been named president
of Great Clips. He had been chief operating
officer there. Former president Charlie Simpson
will stay on part-time as an executive advisor.






> James Wong has been named president of greater China and Far East at Campbell Soup Company. He had been executive director and general manager of greater China at SC Johnson.

> Raj Jain has been named CEO of Bharti Retail. He had been president of Walmart India.

> David Woodley has been named executive vice president of sales and marketing at Sheetz convenience stores. He had been VP of sales and marketing there. Louie Sheetz will be stepping down after 36 years with the company but will remain on the board of directors.

> Jeremy Aguilar has resigned as chief financial officer of HH Gregg where he had served for eight years. Andrew Giesler, SVP of finance, will assume CFO responsibilities on an interim basis.