PetSmart Appoints Carrie Teffner Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PetSmart, Inc. has named Carrie Teffner to the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer effective June 3, 2013.
Teffner brings more than 20 years of management experience to PetSmart, most recently serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Weber-Stephen Products LLC, a leading manufacturer and exporter of barbecue grills and accessories worldwide.
"We're very excited to have Carrie join the PetSmart team," said David Lenhardt, PetSmart's president and chief operating officer. "She has extensive expertise in finance across multiple industries including retail and consumer goods, and she'll be a valuable addition to our leadership team."
Before joining Weber-Stephen Products, Teffner served as the chief financial officer for The Timberland Company, a global manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear, for two years. From 1988 to 2009, Teffner worked for the Sara Lee Corporation in leadership roles for several divisions, including senior vice president and chief financial officer, Sara Lee International Household and Body Care; senior vice president and chief financial officer, Sara Lee Foodservice; and senior vice president, financial planning and analysis and treasurer, Sara Lee Corporate.
Teffner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration as well as a master's degree in business administration from the University of Vermont.
PetSmart, Inc. (NAS: PETM) is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. The company employs approximately 52,000 associates and operates more than 1,278 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, over 196 in-storePetSmart®PetsHotel®dog and cat boarding facilities and is a leading online provider of pet supplies and pet care information (http://www.petsmart.com). PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products; and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding,PetSmart Doggie Day CampSMday care services and pet adoption services. Through its in-store pet adoption partnership with PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart has helped save the lives of more than 5 million pets since 1994.PetSmart Charities, Inc. and PetSmart Charities of Canada, Inc. ("PetSmart Charities") are independent, nonprofit organizations that save the lives of homeless pets and reduce shelter intake through spay/neuter efforts. In 2012, nearly 450,000 dogs and cats found homes through the organization's adoption centers in all PetSmart stores and by sponsoring community adoption events. PetSmart Charities is the leader in granting money to help pets in need, with more than $28 million given in 2012 throughout North America.
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