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HOUSTON -- ConocoPhillips' Steve Scheck, general auditor and chief ethics officer, will retire from the company after 36 years of service effective Jan. 1. Set to replace Scheck will be Glenda Schwarz, the current general manager of downstream finance and performance analysis.

In supplier people news, in-store marketing solutions provider, GSP Marketing Technologies, hired Lester Morrow, to the position of director of GSP's newly created retail branding services division. Morrow provides the company with more than 30 years of experience in the design, development and manufacturing of customized hardware solutions for in-store marketing, the company stated. In this post, Morrow will develop permanent display solutions to meet in-store branding and merchandising needs of GSP's retail customers.

"GSP is thrilled to have Lester Morrow heading up its retail branding service business unit," Matt Neuhoff, GSP's vice president of corporate development, said in a statement. "His design skills, merchandising experience, and comprehensive understanding of the retail marketplace will be invaluable to our customers and should help GSP develop and grow its RBS service and product offering substantially."

Morrow comes to the company after being a consultant in the point-of-purchase industry for the past five years. Before that, he was the president of Gage In-Store Marketing, located in Minneapolis.

In other supplier news, Todd Maute joined the branding and design company CBX as a senior vice president/partner. In this role, Maute will focus on expanding CBX's retail environment capabilities in relation to marketing, retail brand development, package design, market research and category management, the company stated.

Maute comes to the company from Daymon Worldwide, which he joined in 1994 to develop an advertising group to help retailers in various channels to market their private label brand.