Wichita, Kan. (Aug. 22, 2011) – Robert F. Marcovitch has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of The Coleman Company, Inc., effective September 1, 2011. Marcovitch joins Coleman from his current role as President and CEO of K2 Sports, a Seattle-based global manufacturer of skis, snowboards and related outdoor recreational products. Both companies are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH).
“Robert is an avid outdoor enthusiast, innovator, brand steward and effective leader of global teams,” commented James E. Lillie, Chief Executive Officer for Jarden Corporation. “His background and track record in building a global lifestyle company is a perfect match for leading Coleman as it expands its reach and innovation as The Outdoor Company.”
From 2003 to 2006, Marcovitch was President of the Ski, Snowboard, Skate and Bike Division of K2. For three years prior to that, he served as President of K2 Corporation of Canada. He was Chief Executive Officer and President of Ride Manufacturing, Inc. from 1998 to1999 and was Senior Vice President of Ride’s Apparel and International divisions from 1996 to1998. Prior to that, he held a number of executive and strategic positions in Canada with several leading global outdoor companies. Marcovitch began his outdoor career as a 16-year-old working in a ski shop in Montreal in 1973.
As an international leader in the innovation and marketing of outdoor products, The Coleman Company, Inc. helps people have fun and make memories by providing the gear integral to their favorite outdoor experiences. The company’s products include its legendary lanterns and stoves, as well as coolers, tents, sleeping bags, airbeds, backpacks, furniture, and grills under the Coleman® brand. Additionally, the company provides flotation devices, towables, rainwear, waders, hunting and fishing gear as well as safety and survival equipment under its Stearns®, Sevylor®, Sospenders®, Hodgman®, Mad Dog Gear®, Helium® and Aerobed® brands. Founded in 1900 and based in Wichita, Kan., Coleman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation and can be found online at COLEMAN.com.
About Jarden Corporation:
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of global consumer products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold in more than 100 countries. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Forster®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Leslie-Locke®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #379 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.