West Marine names CFO

WATSONVILLE, Calif. – West Marine, Inc., has added Thomas Moran as chief financial officer, senior vice president of finance and assistant secretary, effective Jan. 8, 2007, West Marine said in a press release today.

Moran brings 20 years of experience to West Marine and a demonstrated ability in strategic and financial planning, reporting, compliance and financial management. He joins West Marine from Aramark Corp., where he served as the vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Aramark’s WearGuard-Crest division, a work apparel and uniform direct marketer. As West Marine’s principal financial officer, Moran will have primary responsibility for overseeing West Marine’s accounting, finance and investor relations functions.

“We are excited that Tom is joining our already strong leadership team,” said Peter Harris, West Marine CEO and president. “Tom’s skills as a financial executive and in business strategic analysis and planning, combined with his passion for boating, make him ideally suited for this position. Building on the company’s positive cash flow and solid balance sheet, Tom is committed to helping us increase the company’s growth and profitability.”

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