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Wayfair Names Allan Lyall Global Vice President of Fulfillment

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Wayfair Inc. announced that Allan Lyall has joined the company as Global Vice President of Fulfillment. Lyall joins Wayfair with more than three decades of extensive experience in global e-commerce, e-fulfillment, supply chain, logistics and manufacturing through operational leadership roles at Tesco and Amazon. In his new role, Lyall will oversee warehouse operations in all geographies, product performance initiatives within logistics operations, as well as inbound and fulfillment operations.
 
“We are excited to welcome Allan to the team at Wayfair,” said James Savarese, Chief Operating Officer, Wayfair. “Over his career, Allan has achieved success driving operational excellence in fast-paced international e-commerce environments. We look forward to the impact he will make at Wayfair as we continue to operate a complex and highly interconnected proprietary global logistics network.”
 
Prior to joining Wayfair, Lyall served as Customer Fulfilment Director for Tesco, managing end-to-end online fulfillment of the largest grocery home shopping operation in the world. Prior to Tesco, Lyall spent more than 12 years at Amazon as Vice President of European Operations, positioning operations to support rapid revenue growth.
 
“Through Wayfair’s unwavering focus on the customer, along with its operational discipline and world-class proprietary technology, the company is transforming the way that people shop for their homes,” added Lyall. “I am delighted to join a team that is reinventing retail at every stage, from discovery to delivery, through constant purpose-built innovations and a customer-first orientation. I look forward to helping the team continue to set new standards for what’s possible in the industry as Wayfair continues to deliver a best-in-class shopping experience while scaling its logistics capabilities and international expansion.”
 
Lyall has also held senior operations logistics positions at Apple, where he served as Director of European Fulfilment for Apple Computers, and Digital Equipment Corporation where he was responsible for the product life cycle management of a high-volume product family.

 


More about Wayfair: Wayfair believes everyone should live in a home they love. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 10 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more. Committed to delighting its customers every step of the way, Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes - from product discovery to final delivery.

The Wayfair family of sites includes:

  • Wayfair, an online destination for all things home
  • Joss & Main, where beautiful furniture and finds meet irresistible savings
  • AllModern, unbelievable prices on everything modern
  • Birch Lane, a collection of classic furnishings and timeless home décor
  • Perigold, unparalleled access to the finest home décor and furnishings


Wayfair generated $5.2 billion in net revenue for the twelve months ended March 31, 2018. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, the company employs more than 8,700 people.

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