Bob Evans Farms, Inc., New Albany, Ohio
The board of directors appointed Kevin Sheehan, president and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line; Kathy Lane, former chief information officer of TJX Cos., Inc.; and Larry McWilliams, co-chief executive officer of Compass Marketing, as new independent directors. Sheehan and McWilliams will join the board's Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, while Lane will serve on the board's Finance Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Sheehan brings extensive high-level executive and financial experience across a range of industries. Lane joins the board with more than 30 years of IT experience, including chief information officer roles in the consumer products, financial services and retail industries, and most recently with TJX Cos., parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and HomeGoods. McWilliams brings more than 20 years of consumer marketing experience and a proven record of leadership in the protein and consumer packaged goods segments of the food industry, including service as president and CEO of Keystone Foods and president of Campbell Soup USA and Campbell International. Also, E. Gordon Gee is stepping down from the board, effective immediately, following his acceptance to becoming president of the West Virginia University. Additionally, Larry Corbin and G. Robert Lucas will be retiring from the board at the end of their terms and will not be standing for re-election.
California Dairies, Inc., Visalia, Calif.
The member-owners voted in six new board members to serve a 3-year term. New members include: Brian Medeiros, Charles DeGroot, Frank Konyn, Justin Gioletti, Paul Pachecoand Steve Scheenstra.
Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc., Dallas, Texas
Timothy Mullany became the company's chief financial officer, effective May 5. Mullany comes to Pizza Inn Holdings after serving as the CFO of Restaurants Unlimited, Inc., where he was credited with improving the company's profitability, establishing new sales vehicles, instituting performance-based management practices and guiding the growth of the business. Prior to joining Restaurants Unlimited, Mullany served as the chief financial officer for Smashburger and its parent company, Consumer Capital Partners.
Yum! Brands, Inc., Louisville, Ky.
David Novak, chairman and CEO, will become executive chairman on Jan. 1, 2015, transitioning from his current role. Novak has served as CEO since 1999, building a global restaurant powerhouse with over 40,000 restaurants in 125 countries. Sam Su will continue to serve as vice chairman and chairman/CEO of the YUM China division, while Greg Creed will become the next chief executive officer. Until Jan. 1, 2015, Creed will continue to serve in his current role as CEO of Taco Bell and work with Novak to develop the company’s 2015 operating plan. Once becoming CEO, he will lead the overarching strategies, structure, people development and culture that will drive sales and profitability at all of the company’s businesses worldwide.
DAMCO, Madison, N.J.
Simon Joslin was appointed as new regional head of retail and lifestyle for West Europe, bringing a wealth of experience to the job after working in the international logistics and supply chain industry for 24 years. Joslin joined Damco UK and Ireland in 2010 as director of strategic development, before becoming chief commercial officer. Before joining DAMCO, he held several senior positions within APL Logistics and NYK Logistics.
SDI, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.
John Kronenwetter was hired as new vice president of sales. Kronenwetter brings more than 20 years of experience in a variety of sales and business development positions with a consistent focus on providing custom MRO product and service solutions to large, multi-location Fortune 500 manufacturing firms. Prior to joining SDI, Kronenwetter was the director of corporate sales at Kaman Industrial Technologies.
Canadian Pacific, Canada
Gary Colterwas elected chairman of the company’s board of directors, replacing Paul Haggis, who concluded his term as chairman but will continue to serve as a director and a member of the Audit and Finance Committees. Both Colter and Haggis have served on the board for two years. Colter is the president of CRS Inc., and spent 34 years with KPMG Canada, where he led their Canadian and global financial advisory services practices. He retired as vice chairman in 2002. Colter is also a director of CIBC, Owens-Illinois, Core-Mark and Revera.