At Orgill, a trio of executives retires

Three executives with long tenures retired from Memphis, Tenn.-based Orgill this month: Bill Fondren, Ken Post and Steve East.

Fondren retired as chairman of the board, but he will remain as a board member. Ron Beal will assume the chairman of the board post.

Ken Post was chief merchandise officer, a position to be filled by Brett Hammers. And Steve East was VP advertising. His replacement is Jeff Curler. 

According to Beal, the trio of Fondren, Post and East will be missed for their friendship and professionalism. They also spent a long time planning their succession, he said. “These three are all long-term contributors to Orgill’s success, but the real story is the bench strength we have to move on without missing a beat,” said Beal.