World Kitchen President And Chief Executive Officer Joe Mallof Retires, Carl Warschausky Named Successor Effective January 1

ROSEMONT, Ill., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- World Kitchen, LLC, known as one of the nation's leading housewares companies, today announces the retirement of President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Mallof, effective Dec. 31, 2012. The Board of Directors unanimously appoints Carl Warschausky President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2013.

"Over his seven year tenure, Joe Mallof has led World Kitchen with outstanding results including continued growth in both the US and internationally," said Terry Peets, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "We appreciate his leadership and thank him for his significant contributions to World Kitchen. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."

Warschausky is currently the Chief Operating Officer for World Kitchen and previously held the positions of President, North America and Chief Financial Officer. With the appointment of Warschausky, World Kitchen will continue to protect its leadership position in the housewares industry by growing its brands through new product innovation and providing solid solutions addressing consumer needs.

"Carl is an outstanding leader and I am confident that he will be a great CEO for World Kitchen," said Joe Mallof, President and Chief Executive Officer for World Kitchen. "I wish him all the best, and know that everyone at World Kitchen will give Carl the same trust and support that they have always given me."

Prior to World Kitchen, Warschausky served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chef Solutions and Merisant Company. He earned his B.S. in Biology and M.B.A. in Finance from University of Michigan.

About World Kitchen, LLC
Headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, World Kitchen and its affiliates manufacture and market metal cookware, glass, ceramic and metal bakeware, tabletop products, cutlery and kitchen tools sold under well-known brand names, including Baker's Secret®, Chicago Cutlery®, Corelle®, CorningWare®, EKCO®, Magnalite®, OLFA®, OLO®, Pyrex®, Revere®, Snapware® and Visions®. The company and its affiliates employ approximately 3,000 people, and have major manufacturing and distribution operations in North America and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit http://www.worldkitchen.com.

Contact:
Eileen Earley
Zeno Group
312-396-9796
eileen.earley@zenogroup.com

SOURCE World Kitchen, LLC



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