Mr. Gilbert worked in the New Enterprise Division of Monsanto for one year before starting Clean City Squares, Inc. in his garage in 1970. The company’s name was changed to Landscape Brands, Inc. in 2005 and will soon change to ANOVA Furnishings. Mr. Gilbert, while not active in the day-to-day business of the company, retains ownership and is Chairman of the Board of ANOVA. He is also Chairman of Upbeat, Inc. a direct mail company he started in 1982. He is a Trustee of the W.A. Gilbert Family Foundation whose primary mission is to improve inner city education and fund various scholarships. Mr. Gilbert received a B.S. from Boston College and an MBA from Columbia University.