Jarden Expands Exec Team

JardenCorpration_2013MIAMI-Jarden Corp. has reconfigured the responsibilities of some members of its executive team and added new personnel to the team.

Ian Ashken, currently vice chairman and chief financial officer and Jarden’s co-founder along with Executive Chairman Martin Franklin, has been named vice chairman and president. Ashken retains his current responsibilities over the company’s financial, legal and administrative functions, and will now expand the time he spends on maintaining Jarden’s “unique culture and business model” across its global business—a role which the company views as “a key element of its future success,” according to a Jarden statement.

CEO James Lillie retains his post and his responsibility over Jarden’s day-to-day operations, and is expanding his focus on international growth, margin opportunities and the further leveraging of the company’s global platform. Lillie, Franklin and Ashken will continue to constitute Jarden’s Office of the Chairman, and Franklin will continue in charge of corporate strategy.

Al LeFevre, currently chief financial officer of Jarden’s housewares segment, Jarden Consumer Solutions, will be promoted to executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer of the parent company effective June 12. On that date, LeFevre will join two current executive vice presidents to round out the management team. John Capps, now executive vice president and general counsel, will become executive vice president-administration and general counsel, adding to his current role responsibility over human resources. This will coincide with the retirement of David Tolbert, currently senior vice president of human resources, in September.

Rich Sansone, previously executive vice president-finance, has assumed the new role of executive vice president-operations, effective immediately.