Marcovitch Named New CEO at Coleman Co.

August 22, 2011 by   - () Comments Off on Marcovitch Named New CEO at Coleman Co.

Robert F. Marcovitch has been named president and CEO of the Coleman Company Inc. effective Sept. 1, according to a news release.

Marcovitch joins Coleman from his current role as president and CEO of K2 Sports, a Seattle-based global manufacturer of skis, snowboards and related outdoor recreational products. Both companies are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Jarden Corp.

“Robert is an avid outdoor enthusiast, innovator, brand steward and effective leader of global teams,” commented James E. Lillie, Jarden CEO. “His background and track record in building a global lifestyle company is a perfect match for leading Coleman as it expands its reach and innovation as the Outdoor Company.”

From 2003 to 2006, Marcovitch was president of the Ski, Snowboard, Skate and Bike Division of K2. For three years prior to that, he served as president of K2 Corp. of Canada. He was CEO and president of Ride Manufacturing Inc. from 1998 to 1999 and was senior vice president of Ride’s Apparel and International divisions from 1996 to 1998. Prior to that, he held a number of executive and strategic positions in Canada with several leading global outdoor companies.

Marcovitch began his outdoor career as a 16-year-old working in a ski shop in Montreal in 1973.

About Coleman

As an international leader in the innovation and marketing of outdoor products, the Coleman Company Inc. helps people have fun and make memories by providing the gear integral to their favorite outdoor experiences. The company’s products include its legendary lanterns and stoves, as well as coolers, tents, sleeping bags, airbeds, backpacks, furniture and grills under the Coleman® brand. Additionally, the company provides flotation devices, towables, rainwear, waders, hunting and fishing gear as well as safety and survival equipment under its Stearns, Sevylor, Sospenders, Hodgman, Mad Dog Gear, Helium and Aerobed brands. Founded in 1900 and based in Wichita, Kan., Coleman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corp. and can be found online at


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