Indianapolis - Industry veteran Douglas Moore has joined hhgregg in the newly created role of chief merchandising and marketing officer, effective immediately.
Moore, a longtime senior executive at Circuit City and a former president of Sears Appliances, will oversee hhgregg's merchandising, marketing and digital services departments, reporting directly to CEO Dennis May.
Moore's appointment bolsters the management ranks of the 16-state chain as it continues to pursue a national expansion strategy and contends with the recent passing of its executive chairman Jerry Throgmartin.
Moore has more than 20 years of experience in such retail disciplines as merchandising, store operations, supply chain, sourcing and human resource planning. He spent 17 of those years at Circuit City, where his last position was executive VP/chief merchandising officer before leaving in 2007.
Later that year he joined Sears as merchandising senior VP for hardlines, and was promoted in 2008 to senior VP/home appliances president, a position he held until 2010.
He most recently served as operations VP at Safelite Group, a vehicle glass and claims management service company.
As part of the management change, former hhgregg chief merchandising officer Michael Larimer has been named general merchandise officer.