Robert Will is Welcomed to Jo-Ann as Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11:00 am EDT

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HUDSON, Ohio
"Rob has a proven track record of achieving results, driving innovation and leading effective teams while putting the customer first in every decision."

HUDSON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the leading fabric and craft specialty retailer, has appointed Robert Will to senior vice president, general merchandising manager, craft. In this role, Will reports to Sharyn Hejcl, executive vice president, chief merchandising officer, Jo-Ann Stores.

“Rob is an experienced and results-oriented merchant, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to the merchandising leadership team,” said Hejcl. “Rob has a proven track record of achieving results, driving innovation and leading effective teams while putting the customer first in every decision.”

Most recently, Will served as senior vice president, general merchandising manager at Sports Authority where he spearheaded in-store and online merchandising for hardgoods, licensed apparel, and golf apparel. In his vice president, divisional merchandise manager role with the company, Will maintained a positive growth trend while achieving inventory goals. He also served as Chair of the assortment planning committee, in which he standardized corporate buying procedures.

Before his tenure at Sports Authority, Will held roles with Macy’s Department Stores, Dick’s Sporting Goods and The May Company.

Will is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance.

To learn more about Jo-Ann, visit joann.com.

About Jo-Ann Stores, LLC

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, the nation’s leading fabric and craft retailer with locations in 49 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, approximately 850 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers all the fabrics, craft supplies and inspiration they need, conveniently under one roof. For additional information, visit joann.com. To search and share project ideas and inspiration, visit joann.com/inspiration.

Contact:

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Beth Shivak
Corporate Communications
330-463-8661
beth.shivak@joann.com

Corporate Communications