Colgate exec becomes Newell OP chief

13 December 2004 – Atlanta (GA): Colgate Palmolive executive Steven Marton has been taken on as group president of office products at Newell Rubbermaid.

Reporting to CEO Joe Galli, Marton will head Newell’s $1.7 billion global OP business, which includes well-known brands such as Sharpie, Paper Mate and Parker.

Marton was previously president/CEO of Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a more than $1 billion global pet nutrition division of Colgate Palmolive. Through this and other positions during his 12 years with the company, Marton has acquired solid experience in revitalising brands, launching new products, streamlining operations and developing new distribution channels.