Weber-Stephen names CEO

Weber-Stephen Products, a manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills, has named Thomas Koos as CEO, effective April 1. Current Weber-Stephen president and CEO Jim Stephen will become executive chairman of the company.

"Tom's global business experience, passion for building brands and deep knowledge of our distribution channels makes him a great fit for Weber," said Stephen. "I look forward to working with Tom and our team at Weber as we continue to expand and promote our strong brand around the world."

 Koos has more than 20 years of marketing and management experience with consumer durable products, most recently at Jacuzzi Brands, where he served as president and CEO. Prior to his work at Jacuzzi, he held senior positions at Black & Decker and Newell Rubbermaid.