TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Stacey Mowbray to the role of President of Weight Watchers Canada, Ltd. In this role, Mowbray will oversee the company's overall Canadian business operations, which includes meetings and digital weight management products and programs. Mowbray will report to Lesya Lysyj, President of North America.
"Stacey is a natural to lead our business in Canada given her extensive leadership experience, her proven record of delivering strong results and her unique background that combines food and beverage, educational tools and experiential marketing," explains Lesya Lysyj, President of North America, Weight Watchers.
Mowbray joins the company as a seasoned executive with 30 years of general management, brand building and executive leadership experience at a variety of distinguished consumer brands. Most recently, Mowbray was the CEO and President of Second Cup Limited, responsible for the strategic vision and operation of Canada's second largest specialty coffee player. Among her accomplishments, she oversaw the transformation of the brand to a publicly traded company and created a new commercial division with significant impact to revenue and profit.
Mowbray began her career at Weston Bakery Limited, and also held various executive positions with Pepsi-Cola Canada Beverages, Cara Operations Limited/Milestone's and Molson/Coors. Mowbray is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, where she received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, and also holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Mowbray serves as a Director for Trillium Health Partners. She was also named a Women of Influence Diversity Champion 2012, Wilfrid Laurier's Top 100 Alumni of Achievement and Women's Executive Network's Top 100 in 2011.
"Weight Watchers is an incredible brand and leader in the health and wellness space," says Mowbray. "I look forward to being a part of the team that will lead the brand through transformation and growth in Canada, based on the many opportunities in this category."
Mowbray succeeds Paul Schiffner, who was recently named General Manager and SVP for Weight Watchers Australia/New Zealand.
About Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. is the world's leading provider of weight management services, operating globally through a network of Company-owned and franchise operations. Weight Watchers holds more than 40,000 meetings each week where members receive group support and learn about healthy eating patterns, behavior modification and physical activity. Weight Watchers provides innovative, digital weight management products through its websites, mobile sites and apps. Weight Watchers is the leading provider of digital weight management products in the world. In addition, Weight Watchers offers a wide range of products, publications and programs for those interested in weight loss and weight control.
SOURCE: Weight Watchers Canada
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