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Brookstone names executive chairman


Merrimack, N.H. -- Brookstone announced the appointment of William E. Watts as the company's new executive chairman of the company's board of directors, effective immediately.

Watts has been a partner of J.W. Childs Associates since June 2001. Previously, he was president and CEO of GNC from 1991 until 2001.

Brookstone also announced the appointment of James M. Speltz , GNC’s president and CEO, as a director of the company, and the resignation of Jackson Tai as the non-executive chairman of the company. He will remain a member of the company's board of directors.

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