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Lifetime Brands announces changes in Tabletop Division

The leading global provider of branded kitchenware and tabletop has announced a retirement and several promotions

Lifetime Brands, Inc., a leading global provider of branded kitchenware, tabletop, and other products used in the home, has announced a retirement and several promotions in its Tabletop division.

Glenn Simon, Group President of Lifetime Brands’ Tabletop division, is retiring as of April 11. Simon, a 34- year industry veteran, joined Lifetime Brands in 2007 as President of the Dinnerware and Glassware division, and was promoted to Group President of the Tabletop division in 2009. Simon was instrumental in growing and elevating the Lifetime Brands tabletop business during his tenure.

Scott Bial, President of the Lifetime Brands Metals division, will add the position of President of Luxury Dinnerware to his current duties, effective immediately. In addition to his current leadership on Lifetime Brands’ flatware and metal giftware/serveware businesses, Bial will add oversight responsibility for the Mikasa dinnerware, glassware, and serveware businesses. Bial will report to Jeffrey Siegel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lifetime Brands.

David Mackrell, Senior Vice President for the Lifetime Brands Housewares Dinnerware division, has been promoted to President of Housewares Dinnerware, effective immediately. Mackrell will provide strategic direction for Lifetime’s Housewares dinnerware brands, including Gourmet Basics by Mikasa, Pfaltzgraff, Bombay, Guy Fieri, and Nautica. Mackrell will report to Jeffrey Siegel.

According to Jeffrey Siegel, “Scott and David have extensive industry knowledge and have played pivotal roles in the company’s prior successes. I’m confident their strong leadership, strategic vision, and extensive experience will help them continue to drive the financial growth, brand development, and overall success of their divisions.”

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