Chutes & Ladders: Family Dollar, Rite Aid name new leadership

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.


Ben Fischer has been named CEO of 
Crossmark, a sales and marketing services
company that provides growth solutions for
consumer-branded suppliers and retailers.
He most recently served as president and
COO there, and will succeed Joe Crafton
who is retiring after 26 years of service
with the company. Press release



Brian D. Hancock has been named SVP of supply chain for Family Dollar Stores. Prior to joining Family Dollar, Hancock served as president of the North American division for The Martin–Brower Company, LLC, the largest supplier of food and materials to McDonald's restaurants worldwide. Press release

Dedra N. Castle has been named exec-VP and chief human resources officer at Rite Aid. In 2012, Castle became a founding member and managing partner of Castle Partners, LLC, a human resources management services firm; and Level Mediation, LLC, a multi-state mediation firm. Press release

Mario Reis has been named exec-VP of supply chain at Coty, Inc. Reis will replace Darryl McCall who will work on the transition before his retirement on December 31, 2014. Press release

Michael Lynch has been named SVP of business development for Encore Retail, a subsidiary of Encore Enterprises. He previously served as owner and chairman of The Lynch Companies, Inc. Press release

Eric Coolbaugh has been promoted to director of regional marketing of Togo's Eateries. He previously served as director of marketing for the Freebirds World Burrito division there. Press release