Talalay Global Appoints Marc Navarre as Chief Executive Officer
Talalay Global has announced the appointment of Marc Navarre as Chief Executive Officer. Marc is a 30-year veteran of the highly competitive housewares, electronics and consumer products industries. He has been CEO of several complex, cross-cultural public and private equity businesses. Most recently, Mr. Navarre was the CEO of Focus Products Group International, where he led the company to partner with top home goods retailers to build and successfully grow a significant direct to consumer business for Focus Products and its many retail customer-partners.
“Now is the ideal timing for a transition to new leadership,” commented Lynn Clarke, Chairman of the Board, Talalay Global, “The business turnaround is completed. The company has seen strong revenue and profit growth. The entire board is confident the new leadership will deliver exceptional customer focus and growth to meet strategic objectives.”
Mr. Navarre also served as President and CEO of Groupe SEB North America where he oversaw the company’s extensive brand portfolio including: All-Clad, T-Fal, WearEver, Krups, Mirro, Imusa, and Rowenta. “I’m pleased to be joining Talalay Global to lead its growth strategy to meet the needs of its customers and partners,” said Mr. Navarre on his arrival at the company.
Currently Mr. Navarre is on the board of directors of Canadian-based, Trudeau Corp. He has served on the Boards of the James Beard Foundation, Housewares Charity Foundation, International Housewares Association, Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, Croscill, Glenoit, and Focus Products Group. He was also a member of Groupe SEB’s management board. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas and a B.A. from Ecoles des Cadres, in Paris, France.
Mr. Navarre replaces Dave Fisher, who will leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Fisher had been CEO since 2010, successfully leading the company through a significant business turn-around.