At hhgregg, a CFO resigns
Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics retailer hhgregg is searching for a new CFO after accepting the resignation of Jeremy J. Aguilar.
Aguilar, who was the company’s CFO and secretary, is leaving for a similar job at another company.
Dennis May, president and CEO of hhgregg, stated, “I would like to thank Jeremy for his leadership and many contributions to hhgregg over the past eight years. Jeremy has been an instrumental member of our leadership team and helped support the growth of the company’s store base as we work toward becoming a national retailer. We are fortunate to be making this transition with a deep and experienced finance team in place.”
While searching for a replacement, Andrew S. Giesler, senior VP finanace, has been appointed by the board to serve as interim chief financial officer (principal financial and accounting officer) and secretary, effective Jan. 31, 2014, until a new chief financial officer and secretary is appointed.
"Andy Giesler is a talented and experienced finance executive, and I am confident he will lead the transition effectively,” May said.
Illinois roofing contractors bake for charity
Repeating the new tradition it established last year, Naperville, Ill.-based Opal Enterprises is engaging in a bit of a holiday bake-off for local charities.
The roofing contracting company baked 140 dozen cookies on Dec. 21, which were then giftwrapped for delivery to Childserve in Naperville, Ronald McDonald Family Room at Naperville’s Edward Hospital, 360 Youth Services in the Lisle/Naperville area and Family Shelter Services in Downers Grove.
"We did this last year and had such a good time and the cookies were so well-received that we decided to make this an annual event for our company," said Tara Dawn, marketing manager. "Baking cookies is a great team-building experience for us and the recipients are thrilled to have fresh-baked goodies at this time of year. This is a great way for us to give back to the Naperville-area community that is so important to us."
All Opal Enterprises employees, including office staff, management and crew members, participated in the bake-athon.