The Coleman Company, Inc., announced Monday that Robert F. Marcovitch has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2011.
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 Corporation.
“Robert is an avid outdoor enthusiast, innovator, brand steward and effective leader of global teams,” commented James E. Lillie, Chief Executive Officer for Jarden Corporation. “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 Corporation of Canada. He was Chief Executive Officer and President of Ride Manufacturing, Inc. from 1998 to1999 and was Senior Vice President of Ride's Apparel and International divisions from 1996 to1998. 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.
The Coleman Company is best known for products including its lanterns and stoves, as well as coolers, tents, sleeping bags, airbeds, backpacks, furniture, and grills under the Coleman® brand.