Mr. Ranelli has extensive experience in leading mid- to large-size consumer products companies, driving shareholder value through transformation initiatives and revenue and profitability growth. He has served as CEO of Mikasa Inc., a global dinnerware, crystal and home accessories company, of FGX International (FosterGrant), a global optical company and, most recently, of Woolrich Inc., an outdoor clothing company. He has served as an advisor to companies and private equity firms since leaving Mikasa Inc. when it was sold in 2008. Previously, he served in senior executive capacities with The Timberland Company, Stride Rite Corporation, Deckers Outdoor Corporation, and TLC Beatrice. He has served on the boards of GNC, Deckers Outdoor Corp, Party City, and Woolrich. Mr. Ranelli will continue to serve on the Woolrich board as non-executive Chairman.Ranelli commented, “We have a great opportunity to build our brands by continuing to invest in marketing and new product innovation. I am confident that as we strengthen our customer relationships, develop stronger ties with the consumer and continue to improve our execution, we will deliver the sustainable, profitable growth that we expect of our company and create meaningful value for our shareholders. I look forward to working with the Central team to achieve these goals.”
John R. Ranelli Named President And CEO Of Central Garden & Pet Company
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