Rubbermaid positions itself for e-commerce growth

ATLANTA — Newell Rubbermaid has appointed Jeremy Liebowitz as the company’s VP of global e-commerce, a newly created position. The company will look to Liebowitz to lead the acceleration of its online revenue growth worldwide.

“E-commerce is our single biggest growth opportunity and an area where we expect to make substantial investments under Jeremy’s leadership,” said chief development officer Mark Tarchetti. “In this highly visible and collaborative role, Jeremy will focus on maximizing our online commercial presence with existing customers and developing a long term channel strategy to drive growth.” 

Liebowitz has worked on building e-commerce platforms for more than 18 years, most recently as VP of digital commerce and marketing for Jarden Corp., where he achieved significant online revenue growth multiples throughout five years. Previously, Liebowitz held key e-commerce roles at Limited Brands and TracFone Wireless. 

Liebowitz will work closely with customer development leaders to improve Newell Rubbermaid’s offering to customers. He will report to Tarchetti, and maintain a strong link to chief customer officer Joe Cavaliere.

Newell Rubbermaid is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with 2012 sales of approximately $5.6 billion. Its portfolio of brands includes Sharpie, Paper Mate, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Irwin, Lenox, Parker, Waterman, Rubbermaid, Levolor, Calphalon, Goody, Graco, Aprica and Dymo.