Car Charging Group, an electric vehicle charging company, has named William Fields, former president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores to its board of directors.
During his 25-year career with Wal-Mart, Fields was responsible for over 2,000 stores and 600,000 employees, and directed strategic planning in operations, merchandising, marketing, and logistics.
In addition to serving as president and CEO of the Wal-Mart Stores Division, Fields held various senior executive positions within the organization, including assistant to Wal-Mart founder, Sam Walton; SVP distribution and transportation; and EVP Wal-Mart Inc. After leaving Wal-Mart, Fields served as chairman and CEO of Blockbuster Entertainment Group, a division of Viacom, Inc.; and president and CEO of Hudson’s Bay Company, a 328 year-old Canadian retail corporation.
“Bill Fields has a wealth of retail and manufacturing knowledge and experience, and we are so pleased to have him join CarCharging’s Board of Directors,” said Michael D. Farkas, CEO of CarCharging. “With the recent appointment of former Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, as our chairman of the board, we look forward to continuing to develop our independent board of directors and working towards fulfilling all of the necessary requirements to assist us in becoming listed on a national stock exchange.”