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Matthew L. Hyde


Matthew L. Hyde, 56, was appointed to our board in December 2005 and was the Chief Executive Officer and President and a member of the Board of Directors at West Marine, Inc. from June 2012 until his retirement in October 2017.  Previously he served as an Executive Vice President of Recreational Equipment Inc. (“REI”), where he had been since 1986, responsible for Marketing, Direct Sales, Real Estate and Retail operations. Mr. Hyde previously led REI's online division, championing its award-winning multi-channel strategy. He currently serves on the board of the YMCA of the USA as its chairman and is the Executive Chairman of 5.11 Tactical.  Mr. Hyde holds a Bachelor's of Science degree from Oregon State University.