Mar 1, 2011
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Timex Group appoints new CEO

Mar 1, 2011

Gary S. Cohen has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Timex Group. Mr. Cohen will also be joining the company’s board of directors.

“I feel honoured to lead one of the world’s largest and most iconic watch companies,” Cohen said. “I look forward to developing new business opportunities across our extensive portfolio of brands in both developed and emerging markets worldwide.”

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Prior to joining Timex Group, Mr. Cohen was Global General Manager/Vice President of Playtex Products Inc., a business unit of Energizer Holdings, Inc. Throughout his 28-year career, Mr. Cohen held a series of senior management and marketing positions within top consumer products companies including Procter & Gamble, and The Gillette Company. Some of his notable accomplishments at Gillette include doubling the size of the Gillette Oral-B business in a six-year period and launching Gillette’s most successful razor, Mach3.

Mr. Cohen holds a B.A. in Economics from Brandeis University and a M.B.A. with a specialty in Marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Timex Group designs, manufactures and markets timepieces and jewellery globally. Timex, founded in 1854, has expanded to become Timex Group, a privately held company, with several operating units and over 5,000 employees worldwide. One of the largest watchmakers in the world, Timex Group companies includes the Timex Business Unit (Timex, Timex Ironman, Opex, Nautica, Marc Ecko); Timex Group Luxury Watches (Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo); Sequel (Guess, Gc) and Vertime (Versace, Versus).

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