MARKHAM, Ontario–Browne & Co., a Canadian housewares marketing and distribution company, has named Jonathan Pearson national sales manager for the USA retail division.
Pearson, a 20-year housewares veteran, reports directly to Peter Braley, chief operating officer, retail division. Pearson will be responsible for U.S. retail operations and the management of the company’s brands, which include Cuisipro, Kitchen Grips, Berard France and Nogent. He succeeds Deb Flynn, who left to take a position at another company.
Prior to joining Browne, Pearson served in sales and marketing leadership roles at European companies including Alessi, Revol, Churchill China, Richard Ginori and most recently, WMF.
“Jonathan is highly respected in our industry for his professionalism, integrity and perseverance and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team,” Braley said. “Jonathan’s commitment to success and experience across a variety of distribution channels will be a tremendous asset to Browne.”