F+W Media has announced the hiring of Lucas Hilbert, formerly senior product manager, marketing and merchandising at Amazon, to the position of v-p of eCommerce. In the newly-created role, Hilbert will have responsibility for F+W's entire eCommerce division, and will report to Chad Phelps, F+W chief digital officer. Hilbert has also been named to the F+W Media executive committee.
Said Hilbert: '"I am thrilled to be joining the executive team at F+W to evolve the eCommerce experience even further for the communities and enthusiasts who trust and rely on our products and services to meet the needs of their passionate pursuits. F+W said its e-commerce division sales are up by 100% through June and is the fastest-growing segment of the business.