D'AGOSTINO TAPS BUCKLEY AS GM/HBC DIRECTOR
kets here named Neil Buckley director of general merchandise and health and beauty care this month. Buckley was formerly general manager of U.S. Merchandising [Hicksville, N.Y.] and replaces David D'Agostino, who is remaining with the company and is concentrating on its online shopping service, DAGNYC.com. "Neil brings to D'Ag the special talent and experience needed to develop our general merchandise and health and beauty care departments so they better meet the needs of our customers. He will be a strong addition to our merchandising team," said Nicholas D'Agostino, chairman and chief executive officer. "I've worked with D'Agostino during my years at U.S. Merchandising," Buckley said. "I feel that experience and insight will enable me to help D'Agostino make the GM and HBC departments more attractive to customers and more successful for the company."
AMANN PROMOTED AT SOURCE INTERLINK
BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- Source Interlink Cos. has promoted John Amann to the new position of executive vice president, sales and marketing. Amann retains his current title as president and chief executive officer of Deyco, a national magazine distributor that is part of Source Interlink. He reports to Jim Gillis, chief operating officer, and has relocated to the company's headquarters here. The change reflects a corporate restructuring with sales, distribution and front-end merchandising units all reporting to Amann. "We will have a more unified voice in serving the needs of the customers," Amann told SN. He joined Source Interlink last year, and previously served as vice president of circulation and labor for the New York Post, and president and CEO of Murdoch Magazines Distribution, a national distributor of checkout titles.