Coleman Co. names new CEO

Jarden Corp. has named Robert Marcovitch as president and CEO of the Coleman Co., effective Sept. 1.

Marcovitch was president and CEO of K2 Sports, a maker of skis, snowboards and other recreational products. Both K2 and Coleman are wholly owned by Jarden.

Jarden CEO James Lilliesaid in a statement that Marcovitch is a great fit for Coleman's brand and mission.

"Robert is an avid outdoor enthusiast, innovator, brand steward and effective leader of global teams," Lillie said, in a statement. "His background and track record in building a global lifestyle company is a perfect match for leading Coleman as it expands its reach and innovation ."

Marcovitch was president of K2's Ski, Snowboard, Skate and Bike Division from 2003 to 2006. Before that he was CEO of K2 Corp. of Canada, CEO of Ride Manufacturing, and senior vice president of Ride's Apparel and International divisions from 1996 to 1998.

Prior to that, he held a number of executive positions in Canada with several leading global outdoor companies.

Marcovitch started his career as a 16-year-old working in a ski shop in Montreal in 1973.