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Wayfair Names Food CEO to Board

Home furnishings e-tailer Wayfair (NYSE: W) has named Bob Gamgort to its board of directors.

As CEO of Pinnacle Foods  (NYSE: PF) and former North American president of Mars Inc.,  Gamgort brings his expertise in the consumer products industry to the board.

“Bob is an exceptionally talented leader and a great visionary in the consumer products marketplace,” said Niraj Shah, CEO, co-chairman and co-founder of Wayfair. “We are honored to welcome him to the Wayfair board and look forward to his insights and expertise as we continue to build Wayfair globally as a leading online destination for home goods.”

Gamgort joined Pinnacle in 2009 and oversaw the acquisitions of Birds Eye Foods, Wish-Bone and Gardein, as well as the company’s IPO in 2013.

“Under the leadership of co-founders Niraj and Steve, Wayfair has rapidly become a leader in a $230 billion market segment,” said Gamgort. “I am delighted to join Wayfair’s board of directors and look forward to contributing to the company’s continued success.”







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