Movie Gallery Ups Sand8 Apr, 2009 By: Billy Gil
Movie Gallery has promoted Wes Sand to EVP, chief merchandising officer. He will manage all merchandising for the company and take on some of the former duties of Sherif Mityas, who was promoted to president and CEO in March.
“Wes brings a strong background in merchandising and store experience from his successful leadership of our games business,” Mityas said. “Under Wes’ leadership, comp-store sales grew despite the difficult 2008 business environment, and during that time, the number of stores we had that sell and trade new and used games went from 550 stores to 1,826 total stores. We look forward to leveraging that expertise and experience across our entire chain.”
Sand joined Hollywood Entertainment in 2002 as VP of merchandising for Game Crazy and was appointed to VP of games after the company merged with Movie Gallery in 2005. He has served as SVP of games since 2007.