Ashworth, Inc. appointed Eric S. Salus to serve as a director on the company's board of directors, effective April 16, 2007. In accordance with Ashworth's Bylaws, Mr. Salus will stand for election at the company's 2007 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Mr. Salus, 53, has 30 plus years of experience in retail. He has held a variety of senior executive positions with three divisions of the Federated Department Stores from 1997 to 2005. Most recently he served as the president of Macy's Home Store from 2004 to 2005 and was responsible for five separate operating divisions across the country. From 2003 to 2004 he served as the president of Bon Macy's, a company with 52 stores in five states. From 2000 to 2003 Mr. Salus served as the EVP of Macy's Home Store and Cosmetics, and from 1997 to 2000 he served as the EVP of Macy's Home Store. Prior to these positions, Mr. Salus held a variety of merchandising and marketing management positions with Dick's Sporting Goods and May Department Stores. Mr. Salus received a B.A. degree in Business from the University of Missouri in 1975. Mr. Salus currently serves on the Board of Directors of Oneida Ltd. as well as the Board of Directors of The National Housewares Charity Foundation.
To accommodate the election of Mr. Salus, the Board also adopted a resolution to increase the authorized number of directors on the Board. Effective as of April 16, 2007, the number of directors of the company was increased from eight to nine.