FXI has named Gary Fassak, a 30-year management executive, as senior vice president for its home furnishings division. His key responsibilities will include overseeing the group’s day-to-day business operations, as well as driving strategic partnerships with the company’s home furnishings customers.
Before joining FXI, Fassak was vice president of marketing and sales for the refreshment services division of ARAMARK. He also served as a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Council, where he honed his skills in strategic initiatives, professional development and best practices. From 2004-2008, Fassak held the position of chief operating officer of the Philadelphia Zoo, where he managed day-to-day operations and spearheaded the launch of the zoo’s first major new exhibit in a decade. He was vice president of marketing, sales and research and development for Crayola, and chairman of the global operating committee. From 1988-2000, he was a senior executive with the Campbell Soup Company. He began his career at Procter and Gamble, working with some of the company’s leading brands, such as Crisco, Duncan Hines and Scope.
“We are very excited to have someone with Gary’s experience join FXI. Over his 30 year history, he has held senior positions with some of the world’s great corporations, and demonstrated an exemplary ability to both lead and manage business units,” said FXI President and Chief Executive Officer John Cowles. “There is a tremendous opportunity for us to grow our business in the home furnishings sector and believe Gary’s fresh perspective and vast management experience make him the ideal candidate to lead the charge.”
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About FXI: FXI is a leading producer of innovative foam products for the home, healthcare, electronics, industrial, personal care and transportation markets. Headquartered in Media, PA, the company offers an array of products to meet the needs of a diverse marketplace. From mattresses and carpet cushioning to innovations in digital printing and computer disk drives, the foam solutions provided by FXI optimize performance and increase comfort for consumers.