Aerogrow announces new board members
July 10, 2008
AeroGrow International, Inc. (NASDAQ: AERO) (“AeroGrow” or the “Company”), makers of the AeroGardenÂ® line of indoor gardening products, announced that it has appointed four new members to its Board of Directors, Linda Graebner, Peter Michel, Suresh Kumar and Michael Dingman, Jr., bringing significant additional depth and breadth of experience to its Board.
Linda Graebner is a veteran consumer products and direct marketing executive. In her role as President and CEO of Tilia Inc., she transformed a small ($9 million revenue), unprofitable and insolvent company into a leading manufacturer of premier lines of small electric kitchen appliances (FoodSaverÂ® and VillaWareÂ® brands).
Peter Michel has extensive experience in leading and rapidly growing a wide range of product and service companies. Mr. Michel is currently the President and CEO of iSECUREtrac Corporation, a leading provider of electronic monitoring systems.
Suresh Kumar is a proven leader in international business with decades of international consumer product experience. Suresh has served as Advisor and Consultant to the Clinton Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, working closely with the principals and governments to establish private-public partnerships that stimulate international economic development.