SIDNEY, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cabela’s Incorporated (NYSE:CAB) announced today that James F. Wright has been appointed to its Board of Directors.
“I am delighted that Jim has joined our Board,” said Tommy Millner, Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer. “Jim’s vision, passion, work ethic and unwavering commitment to Tractor Supply’s mission and values transformed Tractor Supply into a sophisticated and respected retailer. During his tenure, Jim led Tractor Supply to strong and sustained business growth. The Board and Cabela’s will greatly benefit from Jim’s substantial retail and leadership experience.”
Mr. Wright served as Executive Chairman of Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), a farm and ranch supply retailer, from January 2013 through December 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Wright served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Tractor Supply Company from November 2007 to January 2013, and previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to November 2007 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2000 to 2004. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tire Kingdom, a tire and automotive services retailer, from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Wright also serves as a director of H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB). He served as a director of Spartan Stores, Inc. from 2002 through August 2011 and previously served on the board and as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Retail Federation, the world’s largest retail trade association.
“Cabela’s compelling omni-channel business model, legendary commitment to customer service, impressive CLUB loyalty program and strong leadership team makes for a powerful combination – one that I am thrilled to be joining,” said Wright.
About Cabela's Incorporated
Cabela's Incorporated, headquartered in Sidney, Nebraska, is a leading specialty retailer, and the world's largest direct marketer, of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. Since the Company's founding in 1961, Cabela's® has grown to become one of the most well-known outdoor recreation brands in the world, and has long been recognized as the World's Foremost Outfitter®. Through Cabela's growing number of retail stores and its well-established direct business, it offers a wide and distinctive selection of high-quality outdoor products at competitive prices while providing superior customer service. Cabela's also issues the Cabela's CLUB® Visa credit card, which serves as its primary customer loyalty rewards program. Cabela's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CAB".