Kirkland's SVP preps exit

Logistics chief has been with retailer since 2002

The man in charge of logistics for home goods retailer Kirkland's has told the company's leaders he will leave once a replacement has been found.

Senior Vice President Todd Weier joined Nashville-based Kirkland's in the fall of 2002 after working as director of logistics for Before that, he spent eight years at Victoria's Secret Catalogue. During Weier's time with the company, its store count has grown from 239 in 28 states to 319 in 35 states.

"We want to thank Todd for his valued service and all of his many contributions to our successful logistics program," said President and CEO Robert Alderson. "We wish him the very best. We have begun a search for a new logistics leader, and I’m pleased that Todd has agreed to work with us during this transition."

Weier said his mission at Kirkland's "has been largely accomplished and that the time is right to move on.

"I am proud of our team’s many achievements over the years and the logistics infrastructure we’ve established," he said. "I have enjoyed working with great people at Kirkland’s for more than 11 years, and I look forward to continuing those relationships. I look forward to new challenges and the opportunity to spend more time on personal pursuits."

Shares of Kirkland's (Ticker: KIRK) are up slightly this morning to $17.31. They have fallen more than 20 percent in the past three months.