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Trex Select wood alternative debuts relaxed Pebble Grey color

BY HBSDealer Staff

Trex Co. has announced the addition of Pebble Grey to its Trex Select decking and railing collection. The cool, subdued color will make its debut on the market as homeowners put the finishing touches on their decks and patios for the season.

According to the company, Pebble Grey "creates a relaxed coastal atmosphere that complements the exterior of any home."

Pebble Grey will be the fifth in a line of Trex Select decking colors inspired by nature, including Madeira, Winchester Grey, Saddle and Woodland Brown.

Trex Select decking is a wood alternative that resists weather, general wear and tear, stains, mold, splintering and warping. The maintenance-free product is designed for entry-level DIYers, according to the company.

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PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Jeremy Liebowitz

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Newell Rubbermaid has made way for a major e-commerce recalibration with the appointment of Jeremy Liebowitz as the company’s first VP global e-commerce. Touting an 18-year track record of driving e-commerce growth, Liebowitz will be spearheading Rubbermaid’s latest initiative to develop a global online presence.

Liebowitz is leaving his position as VP digital commerce and marketing at Jaden Corp., where he achieved steady online revenue growth over five years. 

"In this highly visible and collaborative role, Jeremy will focus on maximizing our online commercial presence with existing customers and developing a long-term channel strategy to drive growth," said Mark Tarchetti, Newell Rubbermaid’s chief development officer.

The move comes amid faltering confidence among inside traders, according to Insider Monkey. The number of long-term hedge fund positions has recently shrank by at least five for Newell Rubbermaid.

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PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Daniel Siegel

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Lifetime Brands has appointed Daniel Siegel as president. Since joining the company in 1992, Siegel has held various positions, including senior VP sales and executive VP. He also serves on the boards of directors of Grupo Vasconia S.A.B., Lifetime’s 30%-owned partner company in Mexico, and GS Internacional S/A, the company’s 40%-owned partner company in Brazil.

“Dan has made many significant contributions to Lifetime,” said Jeffrey Siegel, Lifetime’s chairman and CEO. “Over the last two years, Dan has been the principal architect of Lifetime Next, the strategic initiative that lays out our path for moving forward over the next five years. Dan also is responsible for Lifetime’s expanded focus on product innovation, for developing the company’s social media and electronic marketing strategies and for overseeing the company’s expansion into new markets outside North America.” 

The company also announced that, at the annual meeting of stockholders on June 13, stockholders elected the following directors to serve until the next annual meeting: 

  • Jeffrey Siegel, chairman and CEO;
  • Ronald Shiftan, vice chairman and chief operating officer;
  • Craig Phillips, senior VP distribution;
  • David E. R. Dangoor, president, Innoventive Partners LLC and Honorary Consul General of Sweden in New York;
  • Michael Jeary, president, Laughlin Constable;
  • John Koegel, principal, Jo-Tan;
  • Cherrie Nanninga, chief operating officer, New York Tri-State Region, CB Richard Ellis, Inc.;
  • Michael J. Regan, retired partner, KPMG; and
  • William Westerfield, retired partner, Price Waterhouse.

In addition, stockholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the year ending Dec. 31, 2013.

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