A.C. Moore appoints new CEO

A.C. Moore announced it has appointed a new CEO.

The Berlin-based arts and crafts retail chain said Wednesday it has named Anthony Piperno as CEO and president.

Piperno will succeed current CEO Pepe Piperno, who is transitioning to the role of chairman.

“Anthony is a proven leader who possesses a deep understanding of our business, the industry, and the needs of our customers,” Pepe Piperno said. “As President and CMMO, he has brought consistent forward-thinking success to the company. I am beyond proud of Anthony’s accomplishments and am very excited to pass the torch and watch him drive the company we love to the next level.”

Moore currently operates 142 locations throughout the U.S., employing more than 5,000 team members.

“I am honored to be named CEO and lead this exceptional organization of creative and talented team members into the future,” Anthony Piperno said. “I hope to continue to unlock expansion opportunities within the industry and work diligently to advance A.C. Moore’s growth strategy, driving the continuous evolution of the company.”