iRobot Corp. announced the addition of Julien Mininberg, former chief executive officer of Helen of Troy, to its board of directors. Mr. Mininberg brings a wealth of global consumer product experience in areas including sales, marketing, retail, finance, mergers and acquisitions, organizational restructuring, strategic planning and corporate turnarounds.

Mr. Mininberg has built and led domestic and international organizations in the consumer space for more than 30 years, consistently increasing profitability and positioning them for growth. He is seasoned in all aspects of the consumer goods industry and is known as a consumer-centric and people-first leader. Over the past ten years, Mr. Mininberg served as CEO at Helen of Troy, leading a successful transformation of the business and organization.

He previously served as President and CEO of Kaz, which was later acquired by Helen of Troy. Prior to Kaz, he spent 15 years at Procter and Gamble, where he held various roles in general management and marketing. His public company board experience includes ten years on the board of directors at Helen of Troy and two years on the board of directors at SpartanNash.

In addition, Mr. Mininberg is a senior advisor to the private equity firm L Catterton and serves on the board of advisors for Yale School of Management. The company also announced that Mohamad Ali will be stepping down from the company's board of directors effective immediately having recently taken on a new leadership role at IBM. With these changes, iRobot's board of directors is now composed of seven directors, six of whom are independent within the meaning of the director independence standards of Nasdaq and applicable rules of the SEC.