San Francisco — In his new role, Ron Young will grow the portfolio of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brands outside the United States.
San Francisco — Williams-Sonoma, Inc. has hired Ronald R. Young as senior vice president, global. Young will grow the portfolio of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brands outside the United States.
“Global expansion is one of our most important initiatives, and I’m pleased to have Ron Young, with his more than 30 years experience in global markets, leading our continued growth,” says Laura Alber, president and CEO of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “Ron’s deep understanding of the global retail landscape and his financial discipline are the ideal combination of skills and experience to lead our global strategy.”
Reporting directly to Alber, Young will work in partnership with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. brand presidents at Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma and West Elm to grow each brand’s global business. Alber says Young will expand the network of company-owned stores, e-commerce sites and franchise partnerships worldwide.
Young’s extensive experience in global markets includes positions at Pepsi-Cola, Gap, Inc., Express and, most recently, Children’s Place.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer with 589 stores in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. The company also has unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East and the Philippines.
SOURCE: Williams-Sonoma, Inc.