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PetSmart revamps senior leadership


Phoenix – PetSmart Inc. has named six new executives to its senior leadership team. The additions reflect the first major hires by PetSmart’s newly installed president and CEO, Michael Massey.

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

Cohen most recently oversaw global marketing, e-commerce and public relations for Diane Von Furstenberg, while Cooperman served in a number of leadership roles at Collective Brands. Passig has held several senior roles in buying and stores at retailers including The May Department Stores. In addition, Vostrel has more than 20 years of retail experience and Amkraut joins PetSmart from Payless Holdings.

The company also promoted Gregg Scanlon to senior VP of store operations and services and through this promotion has been named to the senior leadership team.

In addition, PetSmart announced that Phil Bowman (executive VP of customer experience), Matt McAdam (executive VP of merchandising and real estate), and Eddie Burt (senior VP of real estate) are no longer with PetSmart. Bruce Thorn (executive VP of store operations, services and supply chain) has decided to leave the company.

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