Newell Rubbermaid Appoints Jeremy Liebowitz to Lead Acceleration of
Proven leader will maximize online commercial presence
ATLANTA -- June 17, 2013
Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) today announced the appointment of Jeremy
Liebowitz to the newly created position of Vice President, Global E-Commerce,
to lead the acceleration of the company’s online revenue growth worldwide.
“E-commerce is our single biggest growth opportunity and an area where we
expect to make substantial investments under Jeremy’s leadership,” said Mark
Tarchetti, Newell Rubbermaid’s Chief Development Officer. “In this highly
visible and collaborative role, Jeremy will focus on maximizing our online
commercial presence with existing customers and developing a long term channel
strategy to drive growth.”
Liebowitz has a proven track record of building successful e-commerce
platforms over an 18-year career, most recently as Vice President of Digital
Commerce and Marketing for Jarden Corp., where he achieved significant online
revenue growth multiples over five years. Previously, Liebowitz held key
e-commerce roles at Limited Brands, Inc. and TracFone Wireless.
To accelerate Newell Rubbermaid’s global e-commerce business, Liebowitz will
develop a comprehensive global strategy and ensure the appropriate tools,
workplans and organization development are in place to create a step change.
The role will be externally focused, collaborating closely with customer
development leaders to improve Newell Rubbermaid’s offering to customers.
Liebowitz will report to Tarchetti, with a strong link to Chief Customer
Officer Joe Cavaliere.
About Newell Rubbermaid
Newell Rubbermaid Inc., an S&P 500 company, is a global marketer of consumer
and commercial products with 2012 sales of approximately $5.6 billion and a
strong portfolio of leading brands, including Sharpie®, Paper Mate®,
Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Parker®, Waterman®,
Rubbermaid®, Levolor®, Calphalon®, Goody®, Graco®, Aprica® and Dymo®. As part
of the company’s Growth Game Plan, Newell Rubbermaid is making sharper
portfolio choices and investing in new marketing and innovation to accelerate
This press release and additional information about Newell Rubbermaid are
available on the company’s Web site, www.newellrubbermaid.com.
Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not historical in nature constitute
forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements relate to
information or assumptions about the effects and impacts of the Company’s
organizational transformation initiatives, including Project Renewal and the
European Transformation Plan. Actual results could differ materially from
those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Important
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
suggested by the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to,
our dependence on the strength of retail, commercial and industrial sectors of
the economy, our ability to effectively achieve and redeploy cost savings from
these transformation initiatives, as well as those factors listed in the
company’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.
Nancy O’Donnell, +1 770-418-7723
Vice President, Investor Relations
David Doolittle, +1 770-418-7519
Vice President, Corporate Communications
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