Barbeques Galore Limited, a chain of specialty retail stores devoted to sales of barbecues, backyard accents, fireside products, and related accessories, today announced the appointment of Michael Lindblad as CEO of Barbeques Galore USA, effective Sept. 15, 2003. He will be responsible for all aspects of U.S. retail operations, with all senior U.S. operating executives reporting directly to him.
Mr. Lindblad succeeds Sydney Selati, who will continue in a full-time capacity with the company as chairman of its U.S. board of directors. Selati will focus on corporate matters and be responsible for providing Mr. Lindblad support services for property, treasury, product development, and distribution.
Mr. Lindblad will join Barbeques Galore USA with retail experience, most recently as regional vice president, Midwest and Western regions, for Bloomingdale's Department Stores, where he planned and directed the retailer's expansion into the West Coast. He previously served in various divisions of The May Department Stores Company, including regional vice president - Robinson's-May division, and senior vice president of stores and visual merchandising - L.S. Ayres division.
Mr. Lindblad earned a bachelor's degree at Indiana University in Bloomington.
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