ACCO Brands Corporation Names James Mitchell President, ACCO Brands Europe
AYLESBURY, U.K. and LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., March 6, 2013
AYLESBURY, U.K. and LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCO
Brands Corporation (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded office products,
today announced that James "Jay" Mitchell has been named senior vice
president, ACCO Brands and president, ACCO Brands Europe, with full
responsibility for the general management of the company's European business.
The appointment is effective immediately. Most recently, Mitchell was senior
vice president, Operations, ACCO Brands International, overseeing European
operations. Mitchell also held a variety of increasingly responsible
positions within the former Mead organization, encompassing marketing, sales,
supply chain, finance and general management. Before relocating to Aylesbury
from the U.S. in 2012, Mitchell had been senior vice president and general
manager, Consumer and Office Products – U.S.
Christopher Franey, who had been executive vice president, ACCO Brands and
president, ACCO Brands International and Kensington, will relocate from
Aylesbury to the U.S. as executive vice president, ACCO Brands and president,
"Christopher Franey and his leadership team deserve significant credit for
improvingour European business under challenging circumstances," said Boris
Elisman, president and chief operating officer, ACCO Brands. "Christopher can
now return his full attention to Kensington, which is an important growth
platform for ACCO Brands.
"Jay Mitchell's extensive experience in the consumer and office products
businesses gives us great confidence in his ability to build on the progress
we've made in Europe," Elisman continued. "I'm pleased with the depth and
breadth of our management team as we continue to strengthen our industry
About ACCO Brands Corporation
ACCO Brands Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded
office and consumer products and print finishing solutions. Our widely
recognized brands include AT-A-GLANCE®, Day-Timer®, Five Star®, GBC®, Hilroy®,
Kensington®, Marbig, Mead®, NOBO, Quartet®, Rexel, Swingline®, Tilibra®,
Wilson Jones® and many others. We design, market and sell products in more
than 100 countries around the world. More information about ACCO Brands can
be found at www.accobrands.com.
SOURCE ACCO Brands Corporation
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