Comings & Goings: December 2016

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Comings & Goings: December 2016

By Charlie Menchaca - 11/30/2016

Brand Marketers

Anheuser-Busch InBev, St. Louis

Metal Container Corp. president Dave Taylor succeeds Vini Barbosa as vice president of supply. Barbosa will transition to work on special projects and work with global head of supply Pete Kraemer. Global vice president, marketing brands and growth development platforms Marcel Marcondes was named vice president of marketing. Former marketing VP Jorn Socquet was appointed to a new global role as VP, marketing strategy, core brands and will report to global chief marketing officer Miguel Patricio.

GE Appliances, Louisville, Kentucky

Rick Hasselbeck recently was named chief marketing officer. He will report directly to president and chief executive officer Chip Blankenship and lead the execution and development of all marketing activities. Hasselbeck previously served as general manager, North America cosmetics and global franchise leader, for Procter & Gamble’s CoverGirl.

GlaxoSmithKline, Philadelphia

Colin Mackenzie has been named GSK Consumer Healthcare’s region head of the Americas in addition to his role as area general manager, North America. In his role, Mackenzie is responsible for all commercial operations in North America and Latin America. He also is a member of GSK Consumer Healthcare’s global strategic leadership team.


Lowe’s, Mooresville, North Carolina

Chief merchandising officer Michael McDermott is succeeding Michael Jones as chief customer officer. He also will continue to oversee the full merchandising offerings for the retailer’s U.S. stores and, as well as all global sourcing activities.

Target, Minneapolis

Anne Dament, senior vice president of merchandising, grocery, left the company after 18 months. Chief merchandising officer Mark Tritton will fulfill the role as the retailer considers both internal and external candidates for a permanent replacement.

Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas

Co-chief executive officer Walter Robb is retiring Dec. 31 and will not be replaced, leaving co-CEO John Mackey as sole head of the company. Robb has served as co-CEO for six years, having started at Whole Foods in 1991.

Solution Providers

Catapult, Westport, Connecticut

Peter Unger was named vice president and creative director. He brings 15 years of previous agency experience, including top posts at R/GA and Digitas and TBWA\Chiat\Day. Unger will lead a growing team dedicated to concept excellence and campaign optimization across all relevant media touchpoints.

iCrossing, New York

Mike Parker recently was promoted to U.S. president, a newly created role for the agency that will include oversight of its seven offices across the country. Parker, who joined the agency in 2015 after serving as McCann WorldGroup’s chief digital officer, will report to chief executive officer Nick Brien, former McCann Worldgroup chief executive.

Quotient, Mountain View, California

Julie Gerdes was named vice president of product management, responsible for overseeing Quotient’s entire portfolio of products. Gerdes joined Quotient in 2012 and most recently served as senior director of consumer products.

Shopkick, Redwood City, California

Mike Scriven, former Quotient vice president, client marketing, was named head of customer success. Scriven’s initial duties will involve working with Clorox, Hallmark Cards, Kellogg and Starbucks.

TBWA\Media Arts Labs, Los Angeles

TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles executive director Brent Anderson is succeeding Duncan Milner as chief creative officer. Anderson started working in the Los Angeles office in 2005 as senior art director before moving up to his most recent executive post in 2013. Milner is moving up to the role of global creative president.

Please send information regarding personnel appointments to managing editor Charlie Menchaca at [email protected]