The Coleman Company Appoints Bruno Cercley President of Coleman EMEA
Bruno Cercley has been named President of Coleman EMEA, SAS, which includes the Company's operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He will spearhead the international expansion of the Coleman® and Campingaz® brands.
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New Appointment Underscores Commitment to International Growth
The Coleman Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Jarden Corporation, today announced that Bruno Cercley has been named President of Coleman EMEA, SAS, which includes Coleman’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The appointment was announced by Gary A. Kiedaisch, President and CEO of The Coleman Company. In his new position based in Lyon, France, Mr. Cercley will have overall responsibility for Coleman’s operations in these regions and will spearhead the international expansion of the ColemanÂ® and CampingazÂ® brands.
Mr. Cercley joins Coleman from his position as President and CEO of the Rossignol Group, parent company of such well-known brands as Rossignol and Dynastar Skis, Look Bindings, Lange Ski Boots and Cleveland Golf. Prior to his tenure with Rossignol, he held sales and general management positions with Owens Corning Fiberglass and Saint Gobain in Europe.
â€œBruno brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of international markets to Coleman, having worked in the region for many years,â€ Kiedaisch said. â€œUnder his guidance, we expect our business to expand in these global markets and we’re fortunate to have him join us. He will be a major asset as Coleman moves forward in the region.â€
Commenting on the appointment, Martin E. Franklin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jarden Corporation, said, â€œJarden is committed to building its international operations and revenue base. Adding an executive of Bruno’s caliber to head Coleman’s operations in these key geographic markets is a testament to this commitment. We are confident that this appointment will lead Coleman and Jarden in exciting new directions for long-term growth.â€
Mr. Cercley added, â€œI am extremely pleased to join Coleman and to have the opportunity to work with Gary Kiedaisch as we leverage the foundation of our business in this region of the world. Coleman has tremendous brands and I look forward to expanding their reach in the marketplace with innovative new products and in penetrating new sales channels.â€
Coleman is a world leader in servicing the outdoor leisure market as The Outdoor Companyâ„¢. For more than 100 years Coleman has brought innovation to the outdoors, beginning with the legendary Coleman lantern. Today the Company is the world’s largest marketer and innovator of branded tents, sleeping bags, outdoor-fueled appliances and lanterns.
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Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of niche consumer products used in and around the home. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including; Branded Consumables: BallÂ®, BeeÂ®, BicycleÂ®, CrawfordÂ®, DiamondÂ®, ForsterÂ®, HoyleÂ®, KerrÂ®, LehighÂ®, Leslie-LockeÂ® and Loew-CornellÂ®; Consumer Solutions: BionaireÂ®, Crock-PotÂ®, First AlertÂ®, FoodSaverÂ®, HarmonyÂ®, Health o meterÂ®, HolmesÂ®, Mr. CoffeeÂ®, OsterÂ®, PattonÂ®, RivalÂ®, Seal-a-MealÂ®, SunbeamÂ®, VillaWareÂ® and White Mountainâ„¢; and Outdoor Solutions: CampingazÂ® and ColemanÂ®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has more than 16,000 employees worldwide and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: JAH).