The Container Store’s Kip and Sharon Tindell, chairman and president of the retailer, plan to retire from the company this August.
The company announced the news on its Facebook page in a message from Melissa Reiff, The Container Store, CEO: “Today we announce some exciting, yet bittersweet news. Kip and Sharon Tindell, who have helped build our great company since its founding in 1978, will be retiring in August of this year becoming chairman emeritus and president emeritus respectively. We, The Container Store, celebrated our 40th anniversary last July, and Kip and Sharon have been here every step of the way. As my dear friends and colleagues, I’m thrilled for them to be able to spend more time together and move to the next chapter of their lives. Thank you, Kip and Sharon, for building an incredible and sustainable company, and for your love and generosity.”
Chairman of the board of directors, Kip Tindell served as the CEO from 2006 through 2016 and on the board of directors since 2007, as well as on the board of directors of The Container Store, Inc. since 1978. Tindell served as president and chief operating officer of The Container Store through 2005.
Sharon Tindell has served as the chief merchandising officer since 2006, added the role of president to her role in 2016, and has served on the board of directors since 2007, as well as on the board of directors of The Container Store, Inc. since 1988. In 1980, she joined the company full-time working on the sales floor, managing inventory and participating in other tasks that put her in direct touch with the store’s innovative product mix and customers’ storage and organization challenges. In 1981, Tindell became the company’s first buyer. Tindell also served as evp/merchandising, beginning in 1992 and attained the title of chief merchandising officer in 2006.