Retail Leaders Making Moves

Mike Troy
Editorial Director
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Sue Y. Nab, CEO of Coty Inc.
Sue Y. Nab, CEO of Coty, Inc.

Sue Y. Nab was named CEO of global beauty company Coty Inc., effective Sept. 1. Current CEO Peter Harf will transition to the role of executive chairman. Nabi is the founder and CEO of the luxury skincare line Orveda and previously served as worldwide president of both L’Oréal, and Lancôme, during a 20-year tenure at L’Oréal.

Restaurant Technologies, the leading provider of foodservice cooking oil and hood and flue management solutions, named Aric Nissen as chief marketing officer. Nissen is a foodservice veteran who previously held key roles as Subway, Famous Dave’s, Leeann Chin, Country Kitchen and Dairy Queen.

Clay Dockery, vice president of corporate brands at Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, was named chairman of the board of directors for the Private Label Manufacturers Association. He succeeds outgoing chair Lisa Manzoline with Reynolds Consumer Products. Dockery has been on the PLMA board since 2012 and has served as a member of the executive committee since 2017.

E-commerce advertising platform provider CitrusAd named Jaclyn Nix  SVP of media sales. In her previous position with Mi9 Retail (formerly MyWebGrocer), Nix led the integration of CitrusAd into Mi9’s retailer software, as well as sales and operations.

Supply chain automation leader Vecna Robotics named Daniela Rus to its board of directors. The appointment is noteworthy because Rus is currently the director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also serves on the board of MassRobotics alongside Vecna Robotics’ CEO, Daniel Theobald. Vecna Robotics helps distribution, warehousing, and manufacturing organizations streamline their materials handling and logistics operations.