John Beeder moves from Hallmark for role.

The Handleman Co. has named John W. Beeder as president/COO, filling a position that has been vacant for about 24 months. He reports to Handleman chairman/CEO Steve Strome.

Beeder comes from Hallmark Cards Inc., where he had 23 years of diverse management and executive responsibilities, including the last four years as senior VP/GM of Greeting Cards, Hallmark's largest business group.