Bed, Bath & Beyond
Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. announced two leadership appointments for key areas of its brand and digital marketing teams, recently reorganized under Rafeh Masood, executive vice president and chief customer officer.
Mark Danzig joined the company as senior vice president (SVP) of creative and Umesh Sripad as SVP of digital, both leading teams to strengthen Bed Bath & Beyond’s digital-first, omni-always strategy to build authority in the home, baby and wellness categories.
Danzig will be responsible for delivering brand preference across Bed Bath & Beyond, Buybuy Baby, Harmon Face Values and Decorist banners through content that resonates with key customer and associate segments. Sripad will be responsible for driving digital business across all banners through enhanced user experiences, digital-first strategies, customer-facing technology and capabilities, and commerce.
Previously, Danzig was vice president of creative at Walmart Inc. Prior to this, he held leadership roles at Gap Inc., Travelsmith, Bluelight.com, L.L. Bean and J. Crew.
Sripad joins Bed Bath & Beyond from Ikea USA, where he was chief digital officer, leading business transformation with responsibility for product, marketing, data, technology and operations. He has also held leadership roles at Overstock Inc., CNN Digital and The Weather Company.
The company also announced that Minesh Shah was appointed to its board of directors, effective March 1.
Shah, currently chief operations officer at Stitch Fix, has more than 20 years of experience developing leading-edge, omnichannel consumer experiences. With the addition of Shah, the Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. board will comprise 11 members.
Home goods e-tailer Wayfair Inc. announced that Sean Halligan joined the company as chief global supply chain officer.
Halligan will drive the strategic supply chain initiatives for Wayfair, from product discovery to final delivery including the ongoing expansion of its fulfillment center and delivery network and the development of the company’s global freight network.
Halligan joins Wayfair with more than two decades of experience leading supply chains for large, complex, customer-facing organizations, including Cardinal Health, Nike and Target.
The Wayfair family of sites includes Wayfair, Joss & Main, AllModern, Birch Lane and Perigold. Wayfair generated $14.1 billion in net revenue for the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2021. Headquartered in Boston with operations throughout North America and Europe, Wayfair employs approximately 16,000 people.
Following the Feb. 13 resignation of Jen Sey, executive vice president and Levi’s brand president, Levi Strauss & Co. named Seth Ellison, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, as the Levi’s brand president on an interim basis.
Ellison will take on the interim role in addition to his commercial duties and members of the company’s global brand leadership team will report to him. The company said it is initiating a search for a new Levi’s brand president.
Canadian footwear brand Kamik hired Gillian Meek as its new CEO.
Meek brings more than 20 years of experience in the retail industry building and transforming a portfolio of footwear brands. In her most recent role as president of Keds, she was part of Wolverine Worldwide’s senior leadership team. At Kamik, Meek will play an integral as the brand builds upon its Canadian heritage and continues reducing its carbon footprint, supporting several new initiatives to enhance the company’s sustainable manufacturing efforts.
Kamik is an eco-manufacturer offering versatile footwear and apparel to keep the whole family warm, dry and comfortable year-round. The company employs about 400 people in its plants across Québec and Ontario, Canada and in New Hampshire in the U.S. Kamik footwear is available in some 10,000 outlets in more than 40 countries.
Robert Mærsk Uggla was nominated as new chair of the board of directors and Marc Engel as new vice chair of A. P. Moller-Maersk.
Uggla has been CEO of A.P. Moller Holding since 2016, where he is leading the company’s renewal and investments. Engel has served on the board since 2019 and sits on its Transformation & Innovation Committee. He is outgoing chief supply chain officer of Unilever and has extensive executive experience of global operations and supply chains, logistics, procurement and sustainability.
They will succeed current chairman Jim Hagemann Snabe and vice chairman Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, who won’t stand for re-election at the company’s annual general meeting on Mach 15. Snabe will continue as an advisor to the new chair and the board. Mc-Kinney Uggla has served on the board since 1991 and has been vice chairman since 2003.
International Trade Administration
Jennifer Knight was sworn in as deputy assistant secretary for textiles, consumer goods and materials (TCGM), overseeing the Office of Textiles & Apparel, the Office of Materials Industries and the Office of Consumer Goods within the International Trade Administration’s Industry & Analysis unit.
Knight leads the work of TCGM to advance the global competitiveness of the U.S. textile and manufacturing industries through the development and execution of international trade and investment policies and promotion strategies.
She was previously the president and chief operating officer of American Woolen Company and a partner at Newport Board Group, a national professional services firm that provides executive level and advisory services to emerging growth companies. Knight was also founder and president of GetawayStyle, an e-commerce site offering content and product recommendations of Made in the USA, eco-friendly home furnishings to second and retirement homeowners.
Prior to that, Knight spent almost 15 years in the U.S. textile industry leading several companies through growth and turnaround situations. She has navigated challenges in the domestic manufacturing industry and international markets, including setting up operations in Central America and China.