At Home has appointed Kenneth Simril to serve as an independent member of its board of directors, effective November 20.
Simril currently serves as the president and CEO of Fleischmann’s Ingredients, a manufacturer of industrial preservative and flavoring ingredients to leading producers of consumer food products.
Prior to joining Fleischmann’s in 2006, Simril amassed broad executive experience spanning finance, investor relations and operations for consumer facing businesses. These experiences led to successive operating roles as chief financial officer and chief operations officer for privately-held businesses in the network security space and the food services industry. He has also served in various finance and engineering roles with Mobil Oil Corporation and Exxon Mobil Corporation.
“Ken Simril is a dynamic, consumer-oriented CEO with 30 years of diversified functional experience across multiple categories, including consumer products, technology and energy. We look forward to benefiting from Ken’s leadership as a member of the At Home Group board of directors,” said Lee Bird, chairman and CEO of At Home.