Central Garden & Pet Names Lori Varlas as CFO

Central Garden & Pet Company, a producer of branded products for lawn and garden and pet supplies, has appointed Lori Varlas as senior vice president, chief financial officer (CFO) and secretary. Varlas will report to William Brown, central’s chairman and chief executive officer (CEO), and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Walnut Creek, California. She succeeds Stuart Booth, who will continue in an advisory role with the company.

Varlas brings over 26 years of extensive finance and operational experience. She joins Central from Sun Microsystems where she served for four years and most recently was vice president finance – enterprise resources. Prior to joining Sun, Varlas was vice president of finance at Peoplesoft and held a variety of senior finance positions over a seven-year period. She also held senior finance positions at Chiron Corporation and Specialty Foods. Varlas began her career at Price Waterhouse where she served for seven years.


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