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ShopNBC Hires QVC Alum Bill McGrath As Vice President Of Quality Assurance

January 12, 2010

Bill McGrath

ShopNBC Tuesday named Bill McGrath, a 19-year home shopping veteran, vice president of quality assurance.

With nearly two decades of experience in the multi-channel retailing industry, McGrath is an operations and financial executive with global leadership experience, product quality assurance, and global sourcing, ShopNBC said in a press release.

“I am excited to be part of such a dynamic company,” McGrath said in a prepared statement. “ShopNBC represents the future of our industry, and I am looking forward to leveraging my expertise to further enhance its high-quality commitment to the customer.”

Most recently, McGrath served as vice president of global sourcing operations and finance at QVC. During his tenure at QVC, he also served as vice president of corporate quality assurance and quality control; vice president merchandise operations and inventory control; vice president of market research and sales analysis; and director of financial planning and analysis.

Prior to QVC, McGrath held a variety of leadership positions at Subaru of America and Arthur Andersen. He holds an MBA from Drexel University.

“We are thrilled about Bill joining ShopNBC and becoming an important contributor to our organization as we strive to be world class in quality,” Mike Murray, ShopNBC senior vice president of operations, said in a prepared statement.

“Bill brings a wealth of product quality experience and supply chain expertise — from vendor manufacturing through custom
consumer packaging — that spans all our product categories and beyond,” Murray said. “His commitment to excellence and building strong partnerships will benefit our vendors, product offerings, and customers. We look forward to his impact on our efforts to continue lowering transactional costs while improving the customer experience.”