Housewares

Dreimann Serving as Director and Consultant of Groupe SEB Holdings

Dreimann Serving as Director and Consultant of Groupe SEB Holdings

WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Leon Dreimann, owner and chief executive officer of Greystone Brands and George Foreman Cleaning Solutions, is serving as director and consultant of Groupe SEB Holdings, the holding structure of U.S. entities including Groupe SEB USA and All-Clad Metalcrafters. “We are please to have Leon on board,” said Volker Lixfeld, president and chief executiveMore »

Bissell Launches Floor Cleaners to Mark Anniversary

Bissell Launches Floor Cleaners to Mark Anniversary

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–In recognition of its 134th anniversary, Bissell has introduced two new products that will be available for purchase in the fall. The EasySweep cordless rechargeable sweeper provides up to 45 minutes of cleaning time, and is equipped with a swivel handle that allows it to be maneuvered in tight spots and under furniture.More »

Klean Kanteen Launches Yoga Getaway Contest

Klean Kanteen Launches Yoga Getaway Contest

CHICO, Calif.–Water bottle company Klean Kanteen, along with apparel company prAna, has launched a yoga getaway contest for consumers. Now through Oct. 13, visitors to Klean Kanteen’s Web site can enter to win a stay for two at the Himalayan Institute in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. Valued at about $3,700, the prize also includesMore »

Stone America to License for Jarden Brands

Stone America to License for Jarden Brands

NEW YORK–Jarden Consumer Solutions has designated Stone America Licensing as its licensing agent for the Health o Meter, Patton and Holmes brands. Health o Meter is Jarden’s brand for health-care products such as blood-pressure monitors, scales and massagers. The Patton brand encompasses heaters and air circulators, while Holmes’ lineup consists of air purifiers, humidifiers, heatersMore »

Wüsthof Reorganizes U.S. Management Team

Wüsthof Reorganizes U.S. Management Team

NORWALK, Conn.–Premier German cutlery company Wüsthof-Trident of America, Inc., announced that René Stutz has resigned his position as president at Wüsthof, and Harald Wüsthof, managing partner, will oversee all operations in the U.S. A seasoned management team that includes Scott Severinson, overseeing all sales and marketing, and Rene Arnold, being in charge of administration andMore »

IHA Board of Directors Adds Members

IHA Board of Directors Adds Members

ROSEMONT, Ill.—The International Housewares Association has elected four new directors, as well as three new officers, for terms that run from Oct. 1, 2010, to Sept. 30, 2013. The new directors are David Elliott, general manager/KitchenAid Small Appliances, KitchenAid; Daniel Oehy, president, Swissmar; Alvise Ricoveri, managing director, De’Longhi America; and Gary Seehoff, chief executive officer,More »

Oral-B, TV Host Burke to Promote Oral Health

Oral-B, TV Host Burke to Promote Oral Health

NEW YORK–Oral-B has partnered with television host Brooke Burke in an effort to advance Americans’ oral health. The toothbrush brand is offering consumers 50 percent off select Premium Power toothbrushes after a mail-in rebate through Oct. 31, and Burke, co-host of “Dancing with the Stars,” is serving as spokeswoman for the effort. The toothbrush modelsMore »