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Byrne Out At Overstock, Johnson Named Interim CEO

Patrick Byrne has resigned from his Overstock.com roles as CEO and member of the board of directors, and the company has appointed Jonathan Johnson interim CEO. The announcement was made by Allison Abraham, the chair of the company’s board of directors. 

Gadget & Kitchen Tools
Yeti Launches Hopper Soft Cooler

Yeti has launched the Hopper M30, the latest addition to its soft cooler collection. The cooler features a new leak-resistant HydroShield magnetized closure that the company said provides ice retention and usability.

Retail
Amazon Expanding Portland Tech Hub

Amazon is expanding its Portland Tech Hub and plans to create 400 new high-tech jobs in fields including software development, operations, information technology, support engineering, solutions architects and product management.

Executive Profile
Ross Patterson, Robinson Home Products

Robinson Home Products appointed Ross Patterson president in 2016, with Jim Walsh remaining as the company’s CEO. At the time, Patterson had spent more than six years as director of business for the tabletop division at Robinson, which at that point, held the license for the Oneida consumer product categories in the U.S. including tabletop, flatware, cookware and bakeware.

Executive Profile
Marcelo Borges, Tramontina USA

Marcelo Borges has served as the CEO of Tramontina’s U.S. division since August 2018. He has an extensive background in the financial industry, which will aid him as the company continues to look to increase profitability while shifting its manufacturing to a more global-based model.

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