The producer of Sharpie pens and Rubbermaid containers,
Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
), appointed Jeremy Liebowitz as the Vice President, Global
E-Commerce. Liebowitz, in the newly created position, will be in
charge of speeding up the company's online revenue growth across
the globe with immediate effect.
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In his new role, Liebowitz will report to the company's Chief
Development Officer, Mark Tarchetti, in association with the
Chief Customer Officer Joe Cavaliere.
Liebowitz will be responsible for increasing its online presence
with existing consumers and developing a long-term channel
strategy to drive growth. In this effort, Liebowitz will devise a
reliable global strategy that will guarantee suitable measures to
position the company for growth. As VP Global E-Commerce,
Liebowitz will be focused on improving Newell's offering to
customers, working in partnership with customer development
Liebowitz is a well established name in the industry possessing
more than 18 years of experience in building successful
e-Commerce platforms. Most recently, he accomplished substantial
online revenue growth multiples over a five-year term, working as
Vice President of Digital Commerce and Marketing for
). Prior to this, Liebowitz was entrusted with important
e-Commerce roles at Limited Brands Inc, now known as
L Brands Inc.
), and TracFone Wireless Inc.
Meanwhile, Newell's first-quarter 2013 adjusted earnings per
share came in at of 35 cents, beating the year-ago quarter
earnings of 32 cents resulting from better operating performance,
lower interest expenses and a favorable tax rate.
However, net sales declined marginally to $1,240.8 million
compared with $1,250.5 million in the prior-year quarter. Core
sales of the company inched up 0.2%, excluding the negative
impact from foreign currency translation.
Atlanta, Ga.-based Newell Rubbermaid Inc. is a global
manufacturer and marketer of consumer and commercial products,
including Sharpie, Paper Mate, Parker, Waterman, Rubbermaid
(writing instruments, storage containers), Calphalon (cookware),
Little Tikes, Graco (juvenile products), Levolor, BernzOmatic,
VISE-GRIP, IRWIN (hardware, household products, and tools), and
LENOX. Newell, which competes with
Avery Dennison Corporation
), has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).