Williams-Sonoma, Inc. announces leadership changes
Maria Weiskott -- Home Textiles Today, March 20, 2013
San Francisco--- Richard Harvey, president of the Williams-Sonoma brand, has resigned effective May 3, 2013, after 30 years of service, the company announced yesterday. Janet Hayes, currently the president of Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen, will become president of the Williams-Sonoma brand, effective today.
Hayes has served as president, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen, since 2010. From 2008 to 2010, she served as evp, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen, and from 2007 to 2008, she served as senior vp and gmm, Pottery Barn.
Sandra Stangl, president of Pottery Barn, will expand her role to include Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen, effective today. Stangl has served as president, Pottery Barn, since 2008. From 2006 to 2008, she served as evp, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen. Between 1994 and 2006, Stangl served in various leadership roles in the Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen brands.
During the company's call with investors yesterday afternoon, Laura Alber, the company's president and ceo said, "On behalf of the board and senior management team, I want to thank Richard for his many contributions to the company. He provided vision for the Williams-Sonoma brand over the past three decades as it grew from a few California stores to the iconic, multi-channel business that it is today."
Harvey commented, "I am so proud to have been associated with this great brand and the talented team that will take it forward. I will be working closely with Janet to ensure a smooth transition."