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Portmeirion USA Chief Executive Bryan Retires

Portmeirion Group said that Lawrence Bryan, director and chief executive of Portmeirion USA, has retired after nearly 25 years with the company. Bryan will remain on the board of the company as a non-executive director.

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Mark Eichhorn, The Oneida Group

Mark Eichhorn was named CEO of The Oneida Group late in 2018 and previously served as president and CEO of The Oneida Group’s core business, Anchor Hocking, from 1994 to 1999 and its predecessor company, EveryWare Global, Inc., from 2004 to 2012.

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Mike Bauer, Libbey

While still new in his role as CEO of Libbey, a market leader in the glassware industry, Mike Bauer has more than 30 years of experience with leading consumer product companies.

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Planetary Design Rebrands As BruTrek

Planetary Design has rebranded its line of coffee brewing gear and drinkware under the BruTrek name. The new name is an effort to better reflect its target market of outdoor adventure enthusiasts, the company said.

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Libbey To Drive Growth With Corporate Restructuring

Libbey is kicking off a corporate organizational realignment plan that company officials said is designed to drive improved performance and growth. It said the plan is expected to reduce annual pre-tax run-rate costs by approximately $9 million to $11 million.

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Lenox Signs Licensing Deal With Arlee Home Fashions

Lenox has signed a licensing deal with Arlee Home Fashions, a home textiles manufacturer. Company officials said that in collaboration with Lenox, Arlee Home Fashions will design and market new table linen, kitchen textile and bath collections, set to debut in early 2020.

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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.

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