United States : RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT gets new president, CEO [TendersInfo (India)]
(TendersInfo (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Kent-based outdoor gear and apparel retailer Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) has announced the appointment of Jerry Stritzke Friday as the company s new president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will be replacing former President and CEO, Sally Jewell, who left the company in April after she was confirmed as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Recently, Stritzke served as president and Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Coach, Inc., a leading American marketer of fine accessories for men and women. Earlier, he was heading Victoria's Secret.
Stritzke is well experienced in retail operations, developing lifestyle brands along with all aspects of product development and the product supply chain.
Board Chair John Hamlin said, REI s board set high standards in pursuing the company s next CEO.
Jerry brings to REI an outstanding record of success in all aspects of specialty retail, particularly brand building, operations, and customer insights. He possesses strategic vision, he knows how to foster a high-performing executive team, and he has proven skills in navigating the disruptive forces that have become the norm in today s business world. We are extremely pleased to have attracted an executive of Jerry s ability to lead REI forward.
This new appointment of Stritzke will be effective from Oct. 1.
Stritzke said, I m enthusiastic to join REI and work for such an iconic brand and respected employer. It s a great opportunity for me to combine my professional expertise with the outdoor activities I personally enjoy. REI has earned great success over the years and has a bright future. It is a strong brand with a rich heritage and an important mission that connects people to the outdoors. I look forward to working with the talented management team to help the company deliver on its mission, grow profitably, and bring outstanding value to the co-op s members and customers.
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