• Tamison O'Connor

Marcolin Group Names Executive Vice Chairman, Revlon COO Exits

This week, eyewear company Marcolin Group promotes chief executive Giovanni Zoppas, while Revlon’s chief operating officer Gianni Pieraccioni exits the business.

LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.

Marcolin Group names executive vice chairman Eyewear company Marcolin Group has promoted Giovanni Zoppas from chief executive to executive vice chairman. In his new role, Zoppas will oversee licenses, international affairs, human resources, legal and institutional communication. He has also been nominated to take the helm of the group’s joint design and manufacturing venture with LVMH as chief executive. Worldwide commercial general manager Massimo Renon will succeed Zoppas as Group chief executive.

Revlon COO exits Revlon’s chief operating officer Gianni Pieraccioni has left the company to "pursue other interests," according to a note in the company’s SEC filing. The terms of his separation are still being negotiated. His successor has not been named.

HBC CEO resigns Jerry Storch, chief executive of department-store group Hudson’s Bay Company, will step down, effective November 1. Executive chairman Richard Baker will assume the role while the company looks for Storch’s successor.

John Lewis chairman to step down Tom Athron, chairman of British department-store company John Lewis Partnership, will exit in spring 2018. Athron, who has been with the business for 12 years, has not yet confirmed his next move.

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