GNC beefs up board with former PetSmart and Midas muscle
PITTSBURGH — GNC Holdings has elected former PetSmart CEO Robert Moran and former Midas CEO Alan Feldman to its board of directors.
"We are pleased to welcome Messrs. Moran and Feldman to the GNC board," stated Joseph Fortunato, GNC chairman, president and CEO. "Their extensive experience leading global consumer brands and retail operations, both domestically and overseas, and past experience as CEOs of retail businesses should add significant strength to our board as we execute our future strategies."
Moran, who has more than 30 years of executive leadership experience both domestically and internationally, most recently served as chairman and CEO of PetSmart from February 2012 to June 2013. Prior to being appointed chairman, Moran was PetSmart's president and CEO from June 2009 to January 2012 and its president and COO from December 2001 to June 2009. Before joining PetSmart in 1999, Moran was president of Toys "R" Us Canada, following various executive positions with Sears, Roebuck & Co., including as president and CEO of Sears de Mexico, and Galerias Preciados, a Spanish retailer. Moran also currently serves on the board of directors of the USA Track & Field Foundation.
Feldman, who has experience in the franchising industry, retail sales, corporate finance and accounting, and strategic planning, most recently served as chairman, president and CEO of Midas from May 2006 until its merger with TBC Corporation in May 2012 and as its president and CEO from January 2003 until May 2006. From 1994 through 2002, Feldman held senior management posts at McDonald's Corporation and, prior to that, with the Pizza Hut and Frito-Lay units of Pepsico. Feldman also currently serves on the board of directors of Foot Locker and of John Bean Technologies Corporation.