Jacuzzi Brands Corporation Appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer

Jacuzzi Brands Corporation Appoints New President and Chief Executive Officer 
CHINO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 --  Jacuzzi Brands Corporation
today announced that Robert I. Rowan, 52 years old, has been
appointed president and chief executive officer effective April 1,
2013. He will have full strategic and operating responsibility for
the company and all of its global operations. 
Mr. Rowan joined Jacuzzi in July of 2008 as the president, Jacuzzi
Luxury Bath. In January of 2009 he took on additional responsibility
for the Global Spa business and became the president, N.A. Bath and
Global Spa. Prior to joining Jacuzzi, he spent more than 20 years in
general management and senior commercial assignments for Vermont
American (a Division of Emerson Electric) and Black & Decker
Corporation (now Stanley Black & Decker). He earned his bachelors of
science degree in marketing in 1982 from Miami of Ohio in Oxford,
Ohio. He and his wife Mary Ellen live in Laguna Beach, Calif., and
have three adult children. 
George M. Sherman, chairman of the board, stated, "I am very excited
about Bob Rowan taking over as CEO of Jacuzzi Brands. Bob brings an
outstanding track record of performance over the past five years
running our North American Bath and Global Spa businesses, and will
make a terrific CEO. Bob has succeeded by significantly strengthening
his organization, and focusing his team on delivering superior
customer satisfaction, accelerated new product development, and
supply chain excellence. 
"I would like to thank Tom Koos for his leadership over the past six
years as CEO of Jacuzzi. Tom has assembled an excellent global
management team at Jacuzzi, and has groomed Bob Rowan to take over as
CEO. Tom is joining Weber Stephens Products LLC as their new CEO, and
we are pleased that he has agreed to stay on the Jacuzzi Board of
Directors. The transformation that has taken place at Jacuzzi over
the last six years positions us well for the future under Bob's
About Jacuzzi Brands Corporation
 Jacuzzi Brands Corporation, through
its subsidiaries, is a global manufacturer and distributor of branded
bath and plumbing products. These include whirlpool baths, spas,
showers, and bathtubs, and other plumbing products. Our products are
marketed under a portfolio of brand names, including JACUZZI(R),
Media Contact: 
Nathan Mangum
(909) 247-2598
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