FXI Taps Former Fortune 500 Exec to Lead Home Furnishings Division

    • June 14, 2013

      MEDIA, PA – FXI, the leading producer of innovative foam products, has named Gary Fassak, a 30-year management executive, as senior vice president for its home furnishings division. His key responsibilities will include overseeing the group’s day-to-day business operations, as well as driving strategic partnerships with the company’s home furnishings customers.

      Before joining FXI, Fassak was vice president of marketing and sales for the refreshment services division of ARAMARK. He also served as a member of the company's Executive Leadership Council, where he honed his skills in strategic initiatives, professional development and best practices. From 2004- 2008, Fassak held the position of chief operating officer of the Philadelphia Zoo, where he managed day-to-day operations and spearheaded the launch of the zoo's first major new exhibit in a decade. He was vice president of marketing, sales and research and development for Crayola, and chairman of the global operating committee. From 1988-2000, he was a senior executive with the Campbell Soup Company. He began his career at Procter and Gamble, working with some of the company’s leading brands, such as Crisco, Duncan Hines and Scope.

      “We are very excited to have someone with Gary’s experience join FXI. Over his 30 year history, he has held senior positions with some of the world’s great corporations, and demonstrated an exemplary ability to both lead and manage business units,” said FXI President and Chief Executive Officer John Cowles. “There is a tremendous opportunity for us to grow our business in the home furnishings sector and believe Gary’s fresh perspective and vast management experience make him the ideal candidate to lead the charge.”

      Fassak is a graduate of Cornell University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in economics and his master’s of business administration.

      He currently resides in Doylestown, PA with his wife and two children.