Chutes & Ladders: Sears appoints new president of supply chain, Dunkin Brands' looses VP

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.


Peter Laport has been named chief
supply chain officer of Ready Pac Foods.
Prior to Ready Pac, he was with Dunkin
Brands, also known as Dunkin Donuts &
Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream, for more than five years
as their global VP of supply chain and
manufacturing. Press release





William Hutchinson has been named
senior VP and president of supply chain
at Sears Holdings. Hutchinson most recently
served as VP of global fulfillment and logistics
for Dell. Press release





Joanne Crevoiserat has been named exec-VP and CFO of Abercrombie & Fitch. Since 2007, Crevoiserat has served in a number of senior management roles at Kohl's, most recently as exec-VP of finance. Story

David Abelman has been named senior VP of brand development and innovation at Rite Aid. Most recently, Abelman was the CEO and co-founder of Self-Health Nation, a health and wellness omnichannel startup focused on providing nutritional advice and solutions. Press release

Joseph Gromek has been appointed to the board of directors at Guess. Gromek was president and CEO of The Warnaco Group, a global apparel company, from 2003 until his retirement in 2012. Press release

Kimberly Aylward has been named general manager of direct-to-consumer gifting at Mrs. Fields, a division of Famous Brands International. Aylward has been serving as VP of e-commerce for Ascena Retail Group since 2012, a national specialty retailer for women and tweens. Press release

Elie Bernheim, grandson of the eponymous founder of the independent watch brand Raymond Weil, has been named as the company's CEO. He takes over for his father Olivier Bernheim. Elie Bernheim currently oversees the development and optimization of the global strategy for Raymond Weil. Press release

Stormy Simon has been named president of, and will continue in her role as a board member. She is currently co-president there. Press release

Jonathan Johnson has been named chairman of the board of directors at, replacing Patrick Byrne in that role. Johnson is currently exec-vice chairman there. Byrne will continue in his role as CEO. Press release