SEFFNER, Fla., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lazydays has hired Tim Sheehan as CEO, replacing John Horton, who left the company in October, 2012. Mr. Sheehan joins Lazydays after a 25+-year career with Best Buy, where he held posts in Sales Management, Operations, Services, Real Estate, Supply Chain and Store Systems, leading him to be named as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer in 2009. Dramatic changes in consumer shopping habits, along with the ever-shifting retail landscape that Mr. Sheehan experienced with Best Buy over the past decade make him uniquely qualified to help steer Lazydays through similar shifts affecting the RV industry.
During his tenure with Best Buy, Mr. Sheehan headed US Operations, led the company's Services business, and drove a number of initiatives to position Best Buy as the largest multi-national CE retailer. He was instrumental in expanding the company from $50M in annual sales to over $50B. He made his mark on the retailer as a catalyst for growth, a champion of service and an agent of positive change.
"We're thrilled to bring Mr. Sheehan's expertise in a competitive business environment to Lazydays," said William Murnane, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Lazydays. "Tim's operational experience, leadership skills and enthusiasm for the dynamic landscape of retail make him the ideal choice. We look forward to him continuing to build the momentum we're already seeing as the economy recovers."
Randy Lay will continue in his role as CFO of Lazydays after serving as interim CEO while the search for Mr. Horton's replacement was being conducted. "Myself as well as the entire Board of Directors are deeply appreciative for Randy's outstanding work as interim CEO," said Mr. Murnane. "He did an exceptional job in maintaining his role as CFO while setting some important initiatives in motion that Tim can step in and capitalize on."
Mr. Sheehan will officially join Lazydays in his new role as CEO on April 22.
Lazydays®, founded in 1976, is the largest destination RV site in North America. Based on 126 acres outside Tampa, FL since 1996, and over 90 acres in Tucson, AZ since 2012, Lazydays features over 400 service bays, 600 RV campsites and more than 900 new and pre-owned RVs. Lazydays has built its reputation on providing an outstanding customer experience with exceptional service and product expertise, and as a place to rest and recharge with other RVers. More than a quarter million RVers and their families visit Lazydays every year, making it "their home away from home." Lazydays has been recognized as one of Tampa Bay's "Top Work Places." The Lazydays Employee Foundation, supported by payroll contributions from over 75% of Lazydays' employees, customer donations and an annual golf event supported by business partners, is actively involved in local charities and community organizations dedicated to improving the lives of abandoned, abused and neglected children and young adults. For most people, Lazydays isn't just the beginning of their journey; it's very much a part of their ride. To learn more, visit www.Lazydays.com or www.betterRVing.com.