MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES: Former Pitney Bowes executive, Lila Snyder, is slated to take charge as the new CEO at Bose with effect from September 1, 2020. With this appointment she would have broken a glass ceiling by becoming the first woman in the CEO post at the audio giant. She’s filling a position that had been vacant since Phil Hess stepped down as CEO early in 2020.

The company is yet to make a formal announcement in this regard. However, it is learnt that the same has been confirmed by Bose Chairman Bob Maresca.

Snyder joins from Pitney Bowes, where she was the president of global e-commerce and prior to that she was a partner at the consulting firm McKinsey.

Announcing the development through a tweet, she said, “Incredibly excited to join the team at Bose as the new CEO starting on September 1. This incredible team has been creating products and experiences that make people’s lives better for over 50 years. Can’t wait to get started. #bose.”

“We wanted the absolute best person, no matter how long the search took,” Bose chairman Bob Maresca told CNET. “Lila’s background, experience, track record and values are right for Bose, for the exceptional people who work here, and for our amazing customers who count on us every day.”