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SEATTLE - Mark S. Hansen, 47, chairman and CEO of Fleming Companies Inc., was elected today to the board of directors of Amazon.com.
Hansen becomes the sixth, and fifth outside, director on the Amazon.com board.
"We welcome Mark to the Amazon.com team," said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com. "Mark further deepens our retail and operational expertise and shares
our passion for the customer."
"I look forward to working with a team of people who have accomplished so much in so little time," said Hansen. "Amazon.com is on a clear track to profitability by delighting customers and relentlessly improving its operations. It's going to be fun to be part of this amazing journey."
Hansen served as president and CEO of SAM'S CLUB, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., from 1997 through 1998. Prior to joining Wal-Mart, Hansen served in multiple capacities from 1989 to 1997, including being president and CEO of PETsMART Inc., a retailer of pet food, pet supplies and related products.