Tuesday March 19th, 2013 - 5:04PM
Grill manufacturer Weber-Stephen Products has announced that Thomas Koos will join Weber as CEO, effective April 1. Koos brings more than 20 years of marketing and management experience with consumer durable products with him to Weber-Stephen, most recently at Jacuzzi Brands Corp. where he served as president and CEO.
Current Weber-Stephen president and CEO Jim Stephen will become executive chairman of the company.
Prior to his work at Jacuzzi, Koos held senior positions at Black & Decker and Newell Rubbermaid.
"Tom's global business experience, passion for building brands and deep knowledge of our distribution channels makes him a great fit for Weber," said Stephen. "I look forward to working with Tom and our team at Weber as we continue to expand and promote our strong brand around the world."