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DALLAS -- Franchising, operations and merchandising departments at 7-Eleven Inc. underwent management changes with the appointment of two senior managers to vice president and officer positions, as well as other employee promotions and movement.
"All of the new vice presidents have a strong background in their related fields and they're sharing a wealth of knowledge and innovative ideas with this organization's management team," said Jim Keyes, president and CEO of 7-Eleven. "We are certain that 7-Eleven will benefit and thrive with their relationship."
Joseph DePinto is now vice president of operations, responsible for leading the execution of the company's strategy throughout approximately 5,800 7-Eleven stores. In this new role, vice presidents and managers of the company's eight divisions will report to DePinto, who joined the company last year as an operations manager, and was quickly promoted to division manager of 7-Eleven's Central Division.
Assuming the position of vice president of merchandising, Robin Michel will lead the company's processed foods and non-foods merchandising initiatives. Before joining 7-Eleven last year as managing director of merchandising, Robin was group vice president of drugstore merchandising and procurement at H-E-B Food/Drug Stores.
Additionally, Frank Gambina is now vice president of franchising. He will oversee the company's franchising operations and franchise agreement activity for approximately 3,200 franchised stores in the United States. Gambina has been with the company since 1978. He was previously a vice president and company officer.
Non-officer vice president appointments include Jay Giesen as vice president of Vcom and Stephanie Rumph as vice president of facilities. Giesen is responsible for managing the company's financial services and e-commerce initiatives under the Vcom platform, and Rumph will manage the planning and executing of the capital replacement/enhancement plan and the repair/maintenance plan for all 7-Eleven stores in the United States and Canada.