People on the Move
NATIONAL REPORT–- Matt Clements joined Enmark Stations Inc. as director of marketing. In his new position, Clements will oversee all aspects of marketing for the company, including inside sales, merchandising, category management, branding and advertising.
Clements comes to Enmark from Friendly Express Inc. in Waycross, Ga., where he served as director of marketing. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores.
Enmark Stations Inc. is a family-run, Savannah, Ga.-based c-store operator with 62 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. It will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.
In other people news:
CHS Inc. named Shirley Cunningham executive vice president, Enterprise Strategy, effective April 22.
Cunningham, who most recently was chief information officer for Monsanto Co., will lead CHS enterprise strategy functions including information technology, human resources, planning and enterprise strategy, and enterprise marketing and communications.
Cunningham will be a member of the CHS senior leadership team and report to CHS President and CEO Carl Casale.
St. Paul, Minn.-based CHS Inc. is owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the country. The company supplies energy, crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, as well as business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services. CHS also operates petroleum refineries and pipelines, and manufactures, markets and distributes the Cenex fuel brand.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root has appointed a seasoned team of sales professionals to help retail customers navigate technology challenges.
The new Retail Solutions Sales Team will be led by Gilbarco Veeder-Root veteran Larry Bowden. Bowden brings more than 25 years of experience in the petroleum industry through both distribution and technology providers.
Kipp Carlisle and Albert Fernando join Bowden as Retail Solutions sales managers. Carlisle has worked both domestically and internationally in development, marketing and sales of retail technologies over the past 25 years. Most recently, his focus has been on the petroleum industry, specifically in emerging payment technologies and c-store profitability.
Fernando joined Gilbarco Veeder-Root in 2010 as a channel manager and quickly progressed to the product manager role for Applause Forecourt Merchandising. He also brings past consumer packaged goods experience to his new role, giving him a broad awareness and understanding of the retail environment.
Gilbarco Veeder-Root is a worldwide technology leader for retail and commercial fueling operations.
The Pantry Inc.
The Pantry Inc. elected nine members to serve on its board of directors for one year, or until the election and qualification of a successor. They are: Edwin J. Holman, Robert F. Bernstock, Paul L. Brunswick, Wilfred A. Finnegan, Dennis G. Hatchell, Terry L. McElroy, Mark D. Miles, Bryan E. Monkhouse and Thomas M. Murnane.
SageNet of Tulsa Inc.
SageNet named Mark Hogan vice president of business development. In his new position, Hogan will be responsible for all facets of business development for SageNet’s network managed services, sales operations and marketing.
Before joining SageNet, Hogan was at Level 3 Communications, where he served as national account manager.
Based in Tulsa, Okla., SageNet operates one of the nation’s largest private data networks. The company’s primary market is multi-location retail businesses such as operators of convenience store and fast-food restaurant chains.
VeriFone Systems Inc.
VeriFone Systems, Inc. tapped Jennifer Miles as president, VeriFone Americas; Bulent Ozayaz as president, VeriFone Southern Europe, Russia, Middle East and Northern Africa; Johan Tjärnberg as president, VeriFone Europe and Southern Africa; and Eliezer Yanay as chief operations officer.
Miles joined VeriFone in 2001 and led the significant growth of the company’s North American business, including Retail, Global Security and Vertical Solutions, over the past 10 years. She will now lead VeriFone’s business in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Ozayaz, joined VeriFone in 2006 and will now oversee an expanded sales territory that includes the Middle East and northern Africa. Tjärnberg joined VeriFone last year via the acquisition of Point International and will lead VeriFone’s business in Europe — a consolidation of the Northern, Western and Central Europe regions — and Southern Africa.
Yanay joined VeriFone in 2006 and will now oversee the localization of the company’s global product portfolio, including responsibility for ensuring local-level customizations and certifications of the company’s global product lines. Yanay will also drive the centralization of local procurement to leverage the benefit of the company’s global purchasing scale.
VideoMining Corp. appointed new leaders for its new Client Solutions division. Priya Baboo was promoted to president, Client Solutions, and Matt Wheeler joined the company as vice president, Client Solutions.
Baboo moves into the role of president of Client Solutions from her previous role as head of Shopper Insights & Strategy at VideoMining. In her new role, she will lead a geographically distributed team that is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with consumer packaged goods and retail clients, understanding their shopper marketing needs and making final presentations and recommendations.
Wheeler most recently was vice president of Insights and Team Leader at Symphony IRI Group. His prior experience includes executive positions with Nielsen and The Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Chicago.