Tag Archives: Spectrum Brands

Spectrum’s Lumley Elected to Husqvarna Board

Spectrum Tabs Lumley as CEO; Hussey to Retire

MIDDLETON, Wis.-Husqvarna, the outdoor power products manufacturer, has elected Dave Lumley, president and CEO of Spectrum Brands, to its board of directors. Lumley joined Spectrum, parent of the Remington personal-care brand and the Russell Hobbs line of small kitchen appliances, in 2006 as president, North America. He was named co-chief operating officer and president ofMore »

Blog: Chicago, Chicago, It’s a Housewares Town

Starfrit

CHICAGO—It’s the third day of the International Home & Housewares Show, and it’s packed with celebrity chef appearances, educational seminars and, of course, thousands of product introductions. Among the show highlights thus far, Bodum is celebrating its 70th anniversary at the show with new colors–pink, yellow, green and blue–on a variety of products, including theMore »

David Friedson Passes

David Friedson

NEW YORK-David Friedson, who served as chairman of Applica for nearly 20 years, died on Feb. 11. Friedson was 58. Friedson became president of Windmere Appliances, the company founded by his father, Belvin, in 1985. He later added the titles of chairman and CEO. The company changed its name to Windmere-Durable Holdings after it acquiredMore »

Black & Decker Sets New Brand Identity in Small Electrics

Russell Hobbs Gains Extension of Black & Decker License Agreement

MIDDLETON, Wis.-Spectrum Brands’ Black & Decker brand will launch a new brand identity at the International Home + Housewares Show, which begins a week from this Saturday. According to a Spectrum statement, the new identity will build on Black & Decker’s “heritage of delivering honest, intuitive and thoughtful products that empower consumers to transform theirMore »

Rouvé Named Spectrum Brands COO

Andreas Rouvé

MIDDLETON, Wis.-Spectrum Brands, the parent of the Remington personal-care line and Russell Hobbs small appliances, has elected Andreas Rouvé chief operating officer, a new position for the company. Rouvé also remains president of the company’s international segment, and continues to report to Dave Lumley, president and CEO.  Lumley said Rouvé will also take on anMore »

Spectrum Brands Opens New World HQ

Spectrum Brands’ new headquarters

MIDDLETON, Wis.—Spectrum Brands Holdings has moved its world headquarters, several North American divisional operations and technology center to a newly built facility here. Middleton is a suburb of Madison, Wis., where the headquarters was previously located. Spectrum had announced that it would move to a new headquarters in January 2012. The company had considered relocatingMore »

Spectrum Brands Repays $100 Million in Debt

Spectrum

MADISON, Wis.-Spectrum Brands, parent company of the Remington line of personal-care products and the Russell Hobbs collection of small electrics, has reduced its debt by $100 million, thus meeting its objective of repaying term debt by at least $200 million by the end of fiscal 2013. The company’s fiscal year ended earlier this week. “WeMore »

Polistina to Leave as Head of Spectrum Global Appliances

Spectrum

MADISON, Wis.-Terry Polistina, president of the global appliances division of Spectrum Brands, will exit his post effective Sept. 30, but will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors. When Spectrum completed its acquisition of Russell Hobbs—parent of the Black & Decker, George Foreman, Farberware, Toastmaster and Juiceman small-electrics brands—in June 2010, Polistina, thenMore »