JC Penney announced that Thomas J. Engibous, 58, the former Chairman & CEO of Texas Instruments, has been selected as the company’s new Chairman. He joined the company’s Board in 1999 and was appointed Lead Independent Director in 2008. Engibous joined TI in 1976 and served as its President & CEO from 1996 to 2004. He also serves as a Director of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company.
Cosmetics Company Hires eCommerce Veteran
Ulta Beauty announced that Catherine Halligan has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Currently, Halligan serves as an Advisor at PowerReviews, a provider of social commerce and customer reviews solutions. Before being named as an Advisor, she was the company’s SVP of Sales & Marketing. Prior to joining PowerReviews, she served as the VP of Market Development for Global eCommerce at Walmart. She has also served as the CMO at Walmart.com, Associate Partner at Prophet, VP of Direct Marketing for Blue Nile, and VP & GM of Internet at Williams Sonoma. She began her career as a Marketing Coordinator at Lands' End.
Retail Company Recruits Google’s Global Marketing Head
Williams-Sonoma has elected Lorraine Twohill, the Global Marketing Head of Google, to serve on the company’s Board. Before being appointed as the Global Marketing Head, she served as the VP of Marketing for EMEA at Google. Before joining Google, she was the Head of Marketing for Opodo Limited, an Internet travel agency website. Twohill was named as Adweek's Grand Brand Genius in 2001 for her efforts in shaping Google's marketing efforts.
Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturer Board Member Joins Chemical Company
OM Group has named Hans-Georg Betz, 64, as a Director of the company. Most recently, Betz served as the CEO of Advanced Energy, a provider of power conversion products. Prior to Advanced Energy, he was the CEO of Envara, a semiconductor developer. Before that, he was the Founder & CEO of West Steag Partners, a venture capitalist firm, and the CEO of Steag Electronics Systems. He began his career as a Scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute of Semiconductor Technology. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of Mattson Technology, a manufacturer of semiconductor wafer processing equipment.
Date range: January 10th - February 9th