Movie Gallery Names New Retail President4 May, 2007 By: Jessica Wolf
Movie Gallery has named Jeffery S. Stubbs, company EVP and COO of the Gallery division of the chain, president of retail operations for the entire company.
In this new position, Stubbs will be responsible for all aspects of retail operations for the company's three brands: Movie Gallery, Hollywood Video and Game Crazy.
He joined the company in 1995 as part of the field-management team and has since served as SVP of store operations and EVP and COO for the Movie Gallery division. Under Stubbs' leadership, Movie Gallery has successfully integrated nearly 200 retail video chain acquisitions.
“Jeff has been a great asset to our company and has demonstrated the leadership, discipline and sound judgment to successfully consolidate operational leadership for the company's retail operations,” said Joe Malugen, chairman, president and CEO of Movie Gallery. “We believe that this change provides considerable opportunities to enhance and streamline the operations' organization, and I am confident that Jeff is the right person to unify our efforts.”
Stubbs' appointment merges duplicate positions for the company's two major rental operations. Timothy A. Winner, EVP and COO of the Hollywood division, has stepped down from his position and will support a leadership transition over the next several weeks, according to the company.