Goodbaby International continues integration of North American businesses
Goodbaby International continues to implement the growth strategy for North and South America by investing in a team of industry leaders to execute the vertical integration of the Group in the U.S., and to build on synergies.
Dave Taylor has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), Goodbaby Americas, and will be responsible for guiding the Group’s financial and legal strategy in North and South America. Dave has international executive experience inorganisation development, manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions as well as all aspects of financial management. Previously as CFO of Dorel Juvenile Group, and later President and CEO of Dorel US, he was responsible for the overall strategic direction and execution of multiple product brands for the U.S. business operations.
Bill St Pierre has joined as Senior Vice President (“SVP”) Technologies, Goodbaby Americas. Bill will be responsible for product development and quality across the Group’s brands in North & South America. Bill has 30 years’ experience in the juvenile industry, with a focus on product development. He was in charge of innovation, quality and engineering excellence, and gained vast experience in design, development and an introduction into juvenile products working atHasbro, Safety 1st, Dorel Juvenile Group and Summer Infant.
Charles H. Keegan has been promoted as Senior Vice President (“SVP”) Design, Goodbaby Americas. He will be responsible for product development, i.e. the product design of the Group’s brands Evenflo and Urbini for North American customers. Seven years ago, he opened the Goodbaby Boston Design office, which developed into a full product development centre. He started his career at Hasbro Inc., worked eleven years at Safety 1st, Dorel Juvenile Group and Summer Infant, where he was Director of Design for stroller and gear items.
To support and accelerate the growth plan of Evenflo Company Inc. (“Evenflo”), Chairman and CEO Goodbaby Americas, Gregory E. Mansker, assumes the additional role as CEO of Evenflo. For a gradual and smooth integration of Evenflo into the wider Group, he has made the following appointments:
Michael Moumoutjis joins as Deputy Chief Executive Officer (“DCEO”) and Chief Commercial Officer (“CCO”) for Evenflo. He will be responsible for driving the commercial success of the business, working closely with the leadership team in the U.S. and the company’s industry partners. Mike has 15 years’ of senior executive leadership, strategy development and business operations management experience, and over 7 years of global experience managing strong juvenile brands such as Graco and Chicco.
Dave Taylor, in addition to his Group function, will also join the Evenflo leadership team as acting Chief Operations Officer (“COO”) and Vice President (“VP”) Finance, leading the operational strategy of the company.
“I am delighted to welcome this team of well-known and highly respected industry leaders at Goodbaby and Evenflo”, said Gregory E. Mansker, CEO of Goodbaby Americas. “These appointments will accelerate the growth of our business in North & South America. It will also further the integration of Evenflo into the wider Group, taking advantage of synergies across Goodbaby International,” concluded Gregory E. Mansker.
“These management changes mark an important step forward in our strategy for North and South America”, said Martin Pos, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Goodbaby International. “Our investment in the best people of the industry show our dedication to fulfil our position as a leading vertically integrated industry leader.”