ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2018--
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) announced today that Robert L.
Dixon, Jr. has been appointed to the Company’s board of directors.
Mr. Dixon has been the owner of The RD Factor, Inc., a digital and
information technology consulting business, since December 2016.
Mr. Dixon served as Global Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice
President of PepsiCo, Inc., a publicly traded global food and beverage
company, from November 2007 until April 2016 and as Senior Vice
President until December 2016. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. Dixon held
various positions with The Procter & Gamble Company, a publicly traded
consumer household products company, since 1977, including Vice
President of Global Business Services from 2005 until 2007. Mr. Dixon
serves on the Board of Directors of Anthem, Inc., a publicly traded
health benefits company, the Georgia Institute of Technology College of
Engineering Advisory Board, and the President’s Advisory Board of the
Georgia Institute of Technology. He previously served on the CIO
Advisory Board for International Business Machines Corp.
“We are thrilled that Robert is joining our board of directors,
concluding a lengthy selection process directed by our Nominating and
Corporate Governance Committee with assistance from Russell Reynolds
Associates. With the addition of Robert following other recent director
appointments, we believe that we have enhanced the strength of our board
of directors. Robert gained extensive technology experience and
significant marketing experience through senior positions at two large
public companies. He also has highly relevant corporate governance
experience as a result of his service on the board of directors of
another publicly traded company,” said Craig Leavitt, non-executive
chairman of the board, Build-A-Bear Workshop.
“With his background, we believe that Robert will make an immediate
contribution to our success as we continue to execute our stated
strategy that is focused on transforming our operating model to
capitalize on changing consumer shopping patterns while diversifying and
growing revenue streams that leverage the power of the Build-A-Bear
brand,” said Sharon Price John, president and chief executive officer,
Build-A-Bear is a global brand kids love and parents trust that seeks to
add a little more heart to life. Build-A-Bear Workshop has over 450
stores worldwide where guests can create customizable furry friends,
including corporately-managed stores in the United States, Canada,
China, Denmark, Ireland, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom, and
franchise stores in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Mexico and the
Middle East. The company was named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to
Work For® list for the ninth year in a row in 2017.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE:BBW) posted a total revenue of $364.2
million in fiscal 2016. For more information, visit the Investor
Relations section of buildabear.com.
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