A.C. Moore announces new company president

A.C. Moore has named Anthony Piperno its new president, replacing founder Pepe Piperno. Pepe Piperno will continue to consult for the arts and crafts company, acting as chairman and CEO.

“I am honored to follow in the footsteps of such an exceptional leader and role model,” said Anthony Piperno. “It is a privilege to be part of an organization filled with such dedicated and talented individuals. I plan to deliver on the shared vision that we have established, and take A.C. Moore to the forefront of creative consumers worldwide.”

Since 2005, Anthony Piperno has led Berlin-based A.C. Moore’s merchandising team, overseeing product development, global sourcing and store operations. In November, he oversaw the company’s acquisition of online arts and craft retailer Blitsy, as well as a major investment in handcraft marketplace Zibbet.

“I am thrilled to pass the torch and watch Anthony drive the company we love to the next level,” said Pepe Piperno. “We’ve selected a very strong leader at a time when A.C. Moore is in a prime position for growth. He brings a dynamic mix of leadership, operational excellence and passion to his new role. This, combined with Anthony’s industry knowledge and acumen, make him uniquely qualified to lead A.C. Moore into the future.”