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 company.”

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 Levitz Furniture.

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 former post.

According to Mishkin, the realignment of duties will help the company react quickly to “members’ needs and market changes.”

“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.