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Tupperware Brands makes some executive appointments

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Tupperware Brands has announced the appointment of two new group presidents, as well as the transition of Christian E. Skroeder to EVP.

In his new role, Skroeder will report to chairman and CEO Rick Goings and will oversee targeted markets for performance improvement.

Taking Skroeder’s spot as group president, Asia Pacific will be Asha Gupta, who is currently area VP, India, Tupperware Brands Philippines and Nutrimetics Australia/New Zealand. Gupta has been with the company in various leadership roles for 15 years, working with sales development, marketing, and operating unit and portfolio leadership across Europe and Asia Pacific.

Patricia A. Stitzel, currently senior area VP, Central Europe, will take the role of group president, Americas. Stitzel has been with Tupperware for 16 years, during which time she served in various leadership roles in human resources throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, as well as managing various portfolios throughout 20 countries in Europe. She will assume these new responsibilities from Simon C. Hemus, president and COO.

"I’m extremely proud to promote Asha and Tricia to group presidents," said Goings. "They are young, dynamic leaders with proven track records at Tupperware and great potential in the future. I also look forward to Christian’s experience helping us both fix challenged markets and accelerate growth in others."

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ENAP Conference embraces planning

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ENAP’s Nov. 3-5 Forest Products Conference in Baltimore brought a record number of attendees to the table.

“This was the best attended Forest Products Conference we’ve ever had, and it revealed a great deal of enthusiasm about the outlook for the upcoming year,” said Duncan Facey, VP forest products for New Windsor, N.Y.-based ENAP.

Educational seminars attacked topics, including “Four points of strategic planning,” by Jim Clemens of Corporate Business Solutions; and “Understanding the changes and challenges in logistics,” presented by John Goding, HEW director of sales and operations planning. 

“I enjoyed the industry speakers and hearing their perspectives on the market,” said Jeffery Love, of Oxford Lumber, Oxford, Ala.

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Huttig now on NASDAQ

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The common stock of St. Louis-based Huttig Building Products has been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market exchange. 

“We are pleased to take this step forward in our commitment to build shareholder value,” said Jon Vrabely, Huttig president and CEO.

Huttig’s shares under the ticker symbol “HBP” will begin trading on NASDAQ on Dec. 9. Previously, Huttig was traded over the counter.

“We believe that listing on the NASDAQ will enhance our visibility in the investment community, increase the liquidity of our shares and provide increased exposure to the institutional investment community,” said Vrabely. 

Huttig is currently in its 128th year of business as a distributor of millwork, building materials and wood products.

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