Nicolai Wiest has resigned as ceo of Traxon Technologies (Hong Kong). Mike Mastroyiannis has been appointed the new ceo. Mastroyiannis previously served as managing director of the lighting company.
Louis Vuitton has opened its first Italian maison in central Rome. The three-story Maison Louis Vuitton Rome Etoile is located in one of Rome’s most iconic movie theaters, the Etoile, the city’s first cinema, which closed in 1991. The structure was built in 1907 in in Lucina Square and features a neoclassic façade and bas-reliefs, which were restored by Vuitton and longtime collaborator architect Peter Marino, reports Women’s Wear Daily.
BJ's Wholesale Club (Westborough, Mass.) opened three new club locations in Gainesville, Va., Deer Park, N.Y., and Ithaca, N.Y.
Dickey's Barbecue (Dallas) plans to open a restaurant in Santa Maria, Calif. Local franchise owner Christy Bagby will own and operate the location with her business partner Jim Bailey Jr.
Solid-State Lighting (SSL) power solutions manufacturer Thomas Research Products (Huntley, Ill.) has launched a new website at www.trpssl.com.
Jairo “Jay” Camelo, 41, a senior architect at New York-based Michael Neumann Architecture, died in a traffic-related accident. He is survived by his wife Semra and 3-year-old son Kaan. In his honor, a trust fund has been established to help his family. Contributions may be sent to the “Trust For The Benefit of Kaan Camelo”, c/o MNA, 127 West 24th St., 7th Floor, NY, NY 10011.