Yankee Candle Co. names Gregory Hunt CFO
-- Home Accents Today, 3/1/2010 8:31:00 AM
The Yankee Candle Company announced that Gregory W. Hunt will be joining the company on April 2, 2010, as executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer.
Hunt comes to the company from Norwegian Cruise Lines, where he served as the executive vice president of strategic and commercial development. Prior to that, he was chief financial officer at Tweeter Home Entertainment Group, Inc. He has also held chief financial officer positions with Syratech Corp., NRT Inc., Culligan Water Technologies and Samsonite Corporation. Hunt started his career with Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
"We are very pleased to have Greg join our leadership team," said President and CEO Harlan M. Kent. "Greg brings to Yankee Candle a strong track record as a proven and experienced financial executive and business leader. His almost 30 years of senior financial leadership, together with his expertise in operations, strategic planning, real estate and information technology, make Greg an ideal fit for Yankee Candle.”
The Yankee Candle Company, Inc., designer/manufacturer of scented candles and accessories, sells its products through a North American wholesale customer network of approx. 19,600 store locations, a growing base of company-owned and operated retail stores (498 Yankee Candle Stores located in 43 states as of Jan. 2, 2010), direct mail catalogs, and its website. Outside of North America, the company sells its products primarily through its subsidiary, Yankee Candle Co. (Europe), Ltd., which has an international wholesale customer network of approximately 3,600 store locations and distributors covering a combined 43 countries.
Yankee Candle is number 23 on Home Accents Today's 2009 List of the Top 50 Home Accent Retailers.
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