Thule Hires Makris as VP of Product Development

Thule, the world leader in transportation accessories, announced today the hiring of Timothy Makris as VP of Product Development. Makris will be responsible for overseeing the product development, engineering and quality departments. Makris will report to Fred Clark, President.
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Seymour, CT, — Thule, the world leader in transportation accessories, announced today the hiring of Timothy Makris as VP of Product Development. Makris will be responsible for overseeing the product development, engineering and quality departments. Makris will report to Fred Clark, President.

“Tim brings to Thule a broad consumer products background working within the Procter & Gamble organizations,” said Clark. “Tim's extensive experience in product management and product development make him an ideal selection for this position.”

Makris comes to Thule from Duracell North America where he was Marketing Director. Prior to Duracell, Makris worked in various capacities for brands such as Gillette, Oral-B, Braun and Keebler.

“I have watched the growth of Thule in recent years and I am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic organization.” remarked Makris.

Makris will be based out of Thule's Seymour, CT headquarters.

About Thule Inc.
Thule Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary within the Thule Group. It is the leading US manufacturer of transportation accessories with production sites in Seymour, Connecticut, Chicago, Illinois, Perry, Florida, Thomasville, GA and Blackwell, TX. Thule's extensive product line features multi-purpose roof racks, roof top boxes, rear mount racks, truck boxes, side steps and accessories for transporting and organizing outdoor equipment (Thule), professional contractor equipment (Thule Professional and UWS) and recreational vehicles (Thule SMART RV). For more information visit www.thule.com.

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