Jim Gould, an industry veteran with close to 40 years in the industry, said he is leaving CCA Global Partners to start his own consulting company. With his departure, CCA Global Partners has promoted Charlie Dilks to chief product officer as part of a restructuring of the CCA management team.
“This is a fitting tribute to
Charlie's long service to the company,” said CCA president Sandy Mishkin.
“He is a seasoned executive, and his new role will allow him to apply his many
years of experience and knowledge in a way that will benefit the entire
CCA noted that Gould, who joined CCA
in 2004, will continue to consult for the company. In fact, Gould plans to make
CCA Global his first client, according to CCA.
The company has also named Dean
Marcarelli as chief marketing officer. In this position, he will oversee all
marketing and sales management strategies for CCA. He has a wide range of
experience in the retail industry, including as chief marketing officer for
Additionally, CCA has promoted
several of its top executives. Eric Demaree has been elevated to COO of Carpet
One Floor & Home. Previously president of the outlet division comprising
Stone Mountain, GCO and Floor Trader, Demaree will be responsible for the
strategic planning of daily operations. He will be relocating to the
Manchester, N.H.-based office.
Mike Cherico has been tapped to
assume Demaree’s previous role overseeing the outlet division. He will also
keep his present role as president of Lighting One, where he has been credited
for helping to make the retailer one of the largest independent groups of
specialty lighting stores. In a related announcement, Tony Greco has been
promoted to senior vp of the outlet division which includes Stone Mountain, GCO
and Floor Trader.
CCA has also named Eric Bernstein
COO for ProSource Wholesale Floorcoverings. Bernstein was formerly vp of
national programs, where he was responsible for overseeing all national
programs under the CCA banner. Bill Wissler has been named to Bernstein’s
According to Mishkin, the realignment
of duties will help the company react quickly to “members’ needs and market
“We are positioning to be more
aggressive and reactive to the changes and dynamics of the market,” he said.
“These moves allow us to reinvent ourselves and keep our status as leaders
across the industry.”
CCA chairman and CEO Howard Brodsky said the move is essential
for long-term growth. “CCA Global has always taken a leadership role in the
business world, and by maximizing the individual talents of each executive in
our family, we will remain on the cutting-edge of the industry and will
continue to thrive,” he said.
With Gould leaving, CCA Global restructures top management
September 14, 2007