7-Eleven Revs Up the Virtual World With Fortnite Car Meet Up

by | Aug 11, 2023
North Texas-based 7-Eleven's marketing trailblazers are driving into Fortnite with a pioneering digital car meetup. Gamers and car aficionados can gear up for an "ultimate scavenger hunt" to unlock access to a secret island and discover exclusive 7-Eleven branded cars. And the prizes? Absolutely "epic."
RateGain Appoints Omni Hotels Chair as its New President for the Americas
by | Aug 8, 2023

Hospitality and travel software provider RateGain, which is headquartered in India with an office in Irving, has appointed veteran hospitality executive Peter Strebel as president for the Americas region and tasked him with leading the company’s expansion in the Americas....

Luxury ‘Car Condos’ Coming to Irving and McKinney to Give Fine Rides a Swanky Home
by | Jul 31, 2023
OK, your house is a showplace. Your pool? Priceless. That $100K kitchen you never cook in? "Top Chef" ready. You've got a man cave to die for, and your she-shed cred's incredible. But you're missing one big thing—a swanky crib that your car can call home. Trailblazers is coming to change that—starting at $501K per unit.
Irving’s Vesper Energy Names New Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs
by | Jul 14, 2023

Susannah Pedigo has been named head of government and regulatory affairs by Irving-based Vesper Energy, a role in which she will support Vesper’s continued growth and leadership in the renewable energy sector by directing advocacy efforts for policy and regulatory issues related to the energy industry....


Trailblazing Female CEO’s Retirement Marks New Chapter for Historic Metals Company

by | Jul 10, 2023
In a planned succession, Commercial Metals Co. CEO Barbara Smith will pass the reins to Peter Matt in September. The transition is a significant milestone for the Irving-based Fortune 500 company, which can trace its origins back to a single Dallas scrap yard in 1915.
Biote Launches Men’s Health Division Aimed at Redefining Male Wellness
by | Jun 23, 2023
“When you ask a man about his cholesterol or blood pressure level, he'll usually know if he's in a healthy range. But if you ask about his hormone levels, he will likely have no idea,” Biote Executive Chairman Marc Beer said, referring to testosterone levels. Led by Biote GM John Denne (above), the company's new Men's Health Division aims to change that.
McKesson Unveils New Private Brand of Over-the-Counter Pharmacy Products
by | Jun 22, 2023
Foster & Thrive unifies McKesson's private brand portfolio—consolidating Health Mart and Sunmark branded OTC products— and aims to offer greater availability through increased production and efficiencies to help meet evolving patient needs and growing demand.
Texas Growth Spurt: California Garden Center Chain to Put Down Roots in Prime Spot Near Buc-ee’s in Melissa
by | Jun 15, 2023
After opening its first Texas store in Irving earlier this year, Green Acres has plans for further growth in the region, with sites already purchased for Southlake and Frisco stores.

Ability Connection Makes Strategic HQ Move to Irving, Opening More Doors for People with Disabilities

by | May 22, 2023
Ability Connection, which celebrates its 70th anniversary milestone this year, serves more than 900 people across Texas, and relies on a one-person focus, where skilled staffers learn what priorities individuals and families need and want. The organization serves people with all types of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Cacique Foods Moves HQ from California to Irving, Opens New Dairy Processing Plant in Amarillo
by | May 10, 2023
Cacique is a leading maker of authentic Mexican-style cheeses, cremas, chorizos, and salsas in the U.S. As yet another California HQ import to North Texas, the company said it's celebrating its 50th anniversary with a focus on innovation and increased production capacity.
As Cars Become ‘Supercomputers on Wheels,’ VicOne Partners with TomTom To Safeguard Them
by | May 8, 2023
By combining VicOne's xCarbon ECU intrusion detection and prevention systems with the TomTom Digital Cockpit, the new partnership aims to help ensure that vehicle infotainment systems packed with more and more apps remain secure from cyberattacks.
Pioneer Natural Resources Names New Chief Executive to Succeed Retiring CEO
by | Apr 27, 2023
Currently Pioneer's president and COO, Richard D. "Rich" Dealy brings more than 30 years of industry experience in roles spanning nearly all operations and business functions at Pioneer and its predecessor company. He will replace the retiring Scott Sheffield. The news comes amid reports that Exxon Mobil Corp. has held preliminary talks with Pioneer about a possible acquisition of the company.

FleetPride Appoints Veteran Executive as Chief Executive Officer

by | Apr 21, 2023

Irving-based FleetPride Inc., the nation’s largest distributor of truck and trailer parts and service provider in the independent heavy-duty aftermarket, has appointed Kevin Weadick as chief executive officer.

It’s part of a planned transition in which Weadick will succeed Mike Duffy, who will serve as executive chairman and lead the board of directors....

Kelly-Moore Paints Its Future in North Texas With HQ Relocation From California
Kelly-Moore Paints' announcement of its HQ relocation to Irving is the latest step in the company's growth in the North Texas region, following the move of its state-of-the-art manufacturing operations to Hurst in 2017. CEO Charles Gassenheimer told Dallas Innovates his company has big plans for its future in North Texas.
Irving’s Boy Scouts of America Appoints Youth Protection Executive
by | Apr 21, 2023

Longtime child protection advocate and international law enforcement expert Glen Pounder has been appointed by Irving-based Boy Scouts of America as its youth protection executive.

He brings more than 25 years of experience in child protection and law enforcement to the BSA.

“Youth protection is at the heart of everything we do, and we are thrilled to welcome Glen Pounder as a leader and dedicated expert in this area,” Roger Mosby, president and chief executive officer of the BSA, said in a statement....

KDC Breaks Ground on Striking, Sustainable Wells Fargo Campus in Las Colinas
by | Apr 18, 2023
Wells Fargo's future campus in Irving could set a new standard for sustainable workplace design, boasting a modern aesthetic and the company's first net-positive energy system. Once complete, the campus is expected to generate more energy than it uses, while also providing a collaborative environment that prioritizes employee wellness and productivity through on-site gyms, nearby outdoor activities, and more.

Take a look inside.