Select Comfort Appoints Google's Daniel Alegre to Board of Directors
MINNEAPOLIS -- April 30, 2013
Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ: SCSS) announced today that Daniel Alegre,
president of Global Partner Business Solutions for Google, Inc., has been
appointed to its board of directors, effective May 14, 2013.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Daniel to our board,” said Shelly Ibach,
president and chief executive officer, Select Comfort. “We expect to benefit
from Daniel’s deep digital expertise and strength in strategic operations as
Sleep Number continues to advance the customer’s experience in this rapidly
changing consumer environment. In addition, Daniel’s significant global
experience and perspective will be advantageous as we progress our long-term
strategy and drive increased value for our customers, employees and
Mr. Alegre, 44, joined Google in 2004 and became president of Global Partner
Business Solutions in November 2012. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Alegre was
president of Asia Pacific and Japan, overseeing all business operations in the
region. He joined Google as vice president of Google’s Latin American and Asia
Pacific business development. Previously, he served as vice president of
business development for e-commerce at Bertelsmann AG, spearheading
partnerships and acquisitions.
Mr. Alegre fills the seat vacated by past chairman and current member, Erv
Shames, who will be leaving the board May 14, 2013, consistent with the
board’s succession planning process.
About Select Comfort Corporation
Select Comfort Corporation is leading the industry in delivering an
unparalleled sleep experience by offering consumers high-quality, innovative
and individualized sleep solutions and services, which include a complete line
of SLEEP NUMBER^® beds and bedding. The company is the exclusive manufacturer,
marketer, retailer and servicer of the revolutionary Sleep Number bed, which
allows individuals to adjust the firmness and support of each side at the
touch of a button. The company offers further personalization through its
solutions-focused line of Sleep Number pillows, sheets and other bedding
products. And as the only national specialty-mattress retailer, consumers can
take advantage of an enhanced mattress-buying experience at one of more than
400 Sleep Number stores across the country, online at SleepNumber.com, or via
phone at (800) Sleep Number or (800) 753-3768.
Select Comfort Corporation
Sarah Reckard, 763-551-6076
Dave Schwantes, 763-551-7498
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