James Petty has been appointed chief executive officer of Vestis Retail Group LLC, operator of Bob’s Stores and Eastern Mountain Sports, effective July 8.
As ceo, Petty, who was most recently president of retail stores for Carter’s Inc., succeeds Mark Walsh, who will continue to serve as chairman. Vestis is owned by affiliates of Versa Capital Management LLC, the private equity firm of which Walsh is a managing director.
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