Michael Rees Named CFO of Jarden Outdoor Solutions

Michael Rees joins the growing team of Jarden Outdoor Solutions.
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Jarden Outdoor Solutions, a segment of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), released the following statement:

Michael J. Rees has been named to the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer of Jarden Outdoor Solutions (JOS). In his role, Rees will be responsible for the strategic leadership and financial consolidation of all the global businesses within the Jarden Outdoor Solutions Division. Jarden Outdoor Solutions is a segment of Jarden Corporation, a leading provider of niche consumer products used in and around the home, headquartered in Rye, N.Y.

Rees joins Jarden after 16 years with the VF Corporation, where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility. Highlights of his career at VF included being the CFO of the entire European Outdoor portfolio; and most recently, CFO of the Reef and Eagle Creek lifestyle acquisitions headquartered in California.

After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., with degrees from the industrial and business schools, Rees spent his career in the Finance function within successful consumer goods companies. Rees has a proven track record of helping his organizations deliver both dynamic growth and improved organizational capabilities.

Rees' background includes numerous merger and acquisition integrations, financial system/IT implementations, and business-unit growth experiences that will be invaluable in our next phase of building JOS. “We anticipate that his contributions at JOS will quickly begin to increase internal connectivity between our businesses, increase the international presence of our brands and accelerate our growth,” says Greg Shearson, President and CEO of Jarden Outdoor Solutions.

Rees reports to Greg Shearson at JOS headquarters in Chicago.

Jarden Corporation operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bicycle®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, First Alert®, Forster®, Hoyle®, Java Log®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Leslie-Locke®, Loew-Cornell® and Pine Mountain®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Harmony®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain™; and Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Berkley®, Campingaz®, Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp®, JT®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, and Volkl®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For more information, please visit www.jarden.com.

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