Chutes & Ladders: Weis Markets, Lowe's, Asos 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.


Tom Lenkevich has been named
president of the Giant/Martin's division
of Ahold USA. He was most recently
with Save-A-Lot Food Stores as COO
and senior VP of retail operations. 
Press release






> Kurt Schertle has been named
COO of Weis Markets. He is currently
exec-VP there. Press release






> Elane Stock has been elected group president of K-C International at Kimberly-Clark. She is currently group president of Kimberly-Clark Professional. Stock succeeds Christian Brickman who has announced his intent to pursue a senior executive officer position outside of the company. Press release

> Kim Underhill has been elected president of Kimberly-Clark Professional at Kimberly-Clark. She is currently president of European consumer business there. Press release

> Hilary Riva has been named non-executive director of Asos. She is currently non-executive director of both Shaftesbury, the FTSE 250 property company, as well as London & Partners, the official promotional organization for London. Press release

> Rita Clifton has been named non-executive director of Asos. She is currently chairman of BrandCap, the strategic brand consultancy, and Populus, the research and opinion pollster, and is a non-executive director on the Boards of Bupa and Nationwide. Press release

> Michael A. Jones has been named chief customer officer at Lowe's. He currently serves as Lowe's chief merchandising officer. He will succeed Gregory Bridgeford, who plans to retire after 32 years with the company. Press release

> Michael Ryan has been named VP of franchising at Aaron's. He is currently divisional VP of northern operations there. He succeeds Todd Evans, who will be leaving Aaron's to pursue other opportunities. Press release

> Henri Rogers has been named divisional VP of northern operations at Aaron's. He is currently senior regional manager for Aaron's Three Rivers region. Press release

> Madeline Poole has been named global color ambassador, trend expert and artistic advisor at Sally Hansen. She is the founder of MP Nails. Press release

> Randy Hicks will retire as president of Bob Evans Restaurants after more than three decades with the company. He will continue in his position for several months to facilitate transition to new leadership. A search for his replacement is currently underway. Press release

> Natalie Bader has been named president of the board at Clarins. She had most recently served as CEO of Prada France. Press release