For the first time in the company’s 19-year history, USS has appointed a new president. Doug McHose, who has most recently served as senior vice president of operations at Marshalls, has joined the company to take the new leadership position, while USS’ founder Adel Sayegh remains CEO.
“This is a very exciting time for USS,” said Sayegh. “We have grown so much, so rapidly, and we continue to expand at a frantic pace. Doug has a very impressive track record of leading operations of world-class retailers, and he is exactly the right person to lead USS in its next stage of growth.”
McHose has established a strong reputation for revitalizing public and privately-held organizations and increasing their market share. At Marshals, he was noted for achieving leading top-line performance for his 26-state zone of 340 locations, and creating a leadership pipeline that resulted in 70% in-house promotions. He grew up as a leader at Best Buy during that company’s explosive growth, where he advanced rapidly from a general manager to a territory vice president. He also served as senior vice president of operations at Shopko and Blockbuster, and consulted retail chains in Russia and India.
“I am thrilled to be a part of USS – such an innovative company that has clearly differentiated itself with both its products and people,” said McHose. “From its inception, USS has been the privately-held David battling two publically-traded Goliaths in the LP industry, and has succeeded in becoming a major player. Now the runway is clear for a tremendous take off.”
“The key quality I recognized in Doug is his ability to establish a culture of success at all levels,” said Denise Canfield, USS’ executive vice president. “He has shown to be exceptionally good at focusing organizations at individual customer needs, which aligns perfectly with USS’ philosophy of ‘customer first.’ We are very excited to have him on board.”
McHose’s appointment is seen by industry insiders as a sign that USS has matured into a heavy-hitter in the LP world. After establishing itself as a leading innovator of EAS technologies, the company has been rapidly expanding in the Physical Security arena and boosting its capabilities in RFID. With a new president at its helm for the first time in the company’s history, USS is positioned for an entirely new level of growth.