PetSmart Shakes Up Senior Leadership Team

by Katie Lee

Phoenix — PetSmart, Inc. has named six new leaders to its senior leadership team who, collectively, will be responsible for key growth areas, including customer experience, merchandise planning, strategy, initiatives, sourcing and real estate.

The additions to the senior leadership team reflect the first major hires by PetSmart’s newly installed president and CEO, Michael Massey.

“As we develop our strategic plan to grow the company, we are making significant and impactful investments by adding top talent to the leadership team and creating new structures and processes to help strengthen operations as we move forward,” says Michael Massey, president and CEO of PetSmart.

Joining the Company are: Eran Cohen, executive vice president of customer experience; Ron Cooperman, executive vice president of strategy, initiatives and real estate; Ted Passig, executive vice president of buying and sourcing; Phil Vostrejs, executive vice president of merchandise planning allocation, distribution and supply chain; and Brian Amkraut, senior vice president of real estate.

In addition, Gregg Scanlon has been promoted to senior vice president of store operations and services and through this promotion has been named to the senior leadership team. He replaces Bruce Thorn, who has decided to leave the company.

Michael J. Massey was named president and CEO on March 11, 2015 following the completion of PetSmart’s previously announced acquisition by a consortium led by BC Partners and including La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, StepStone and Longview Asset Management.

PetSmart, Inc. operates approximately 1,404 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 202 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities.

SOURCE: PetSmart, Inc.

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