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 performance. This press release and additional information about Newell Rubbermaid are available on the company’s Web site, www.newellrubbermaid.com. NWL-EX
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