Herrington has been with the company for 17 years and is recognized for his efforts in building the company’s grocery-delivery business. In 2007, Herrington led the launch of AmazonFresh as a small-scale service in Seattle, which was later expanded to Los Angeles in 2013, serving as a blueprint for expansion across the country. Later in 2015, Herrington led the company’s North American Consumer business.
“He is a builder of great teams and brings substantial retail, grocery, demand generation, product development, and Amazon experience to bear. He’s also a terrific inventor for customers, thinks big, has thoughtful vision around how category management and ops can work well together, is a unifier, is highly curious, and an avid learner,” said Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, in a company statement.
Prior to joining Amazon, Herrington was an executive at Webvan, a high-profile grocery eCommerce pioneer. Before Webvan, Herrington worked for consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton as a partner for almost ten years, focusing on retail, consumer products, and media group.
Herrington replaces Dave Clark, who is expected to leave Amazon on July 1, 2022, to become chief executive of supply chain technology startup Flexport.