Slideshow: Executive SPECS 2013

 

Kent Swank, left, senior director, real estate/construction, The Home Depot, and Guillermo Sonetti, director, construction, Home Depot Mexico.

 

 

Randy Parnell, director, construction, Saks Fifth Avenue, left, and Bob Jensen, director, construction, Family Dollar Stores.

 

 

From left: Tim Kossbiel, Capitol Light; Parke Wellman, divisional VP, store environment. Helzberg Diamond; David Mullane, Capitol Light.

 

 
Pete Weiland, director of design & construction, Anna’s Linens.  
 

Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli’s founder and CFO Heidi Naples, left, and Jenee Naples, director of franchise and vendor relations.

 

 

Keynote: retail futurist Doug Stephens.

 

 

Tammy Douglas, manager, retail facilities, Hannesbrands.

 

 

Mike Stephens, development support manager, Autozone Inc.

 

 

Keynote and LinkedIn expert Kevin Knebl.

 

 

Jim Barrows, VP, facility operations & services, H-E-B.

 

 

Brandon Sanchez, director of construction, True Religion Brand Jeans.

 

 

Jason Kapka, left, associate AVP/manager, construction, Federal Credit Unit; Kent Swank, senior director, real estate/construction, The Home Depot.

 

Business partnering topped the agenda at Chain Store Age’s 11th annual Executive SPECS conference, which brought together retail executives and suppliers/service providers in store planning & design, construction and facilities management.

The event, held at November 6-8, at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Fla., included peer networking, keynote presentations and face-to-face “information exchange” meetings with suppliers.


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