ACCO Brands Corporation Names James Mitchell President, ACCO Brands Europe

Mar 06, 2013, 08:51 ET from ACCO Brands Corporation

AYLESBURY, U.K. and LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE: ACCO), a world leader in branded office products, today announced that James "Jay" Mitchell has been named senior vice president, ACCO Brands and president, ACCO Brands Europe, with full responsibility for the general management of the company's European business.  The appointment is effective immediately.  Most recently, Mitchell was senior vice president, Operations, ACCO Brands International, overseeing European operations.  Mitchell also held a variety of increasingly responsible positions within the former Mead organization, encompassing marketing, sales, supply chain, finance and general management.  Before relocating to Aylesbury from the U.S. in 2012, Mitchell had been senior vice president and general manager, Consumer and Office Products – U.S.


Christopher Franey, who had been executive vice president, ACCO Brands and president, ACCO Brands International and Kensington, will relocate from Aylesbury to the U.S. as executive vice president, ACCO Brands and president, Kensington.

"Christopher Franey and his leadership team deserve significant credit for improving our European business under challenging circumstances," said Boris Elisman, president and chief operating officer, ACCO Brands.  "Christopher can now return his full attention to Kensington, which is an important growth platform for ACCO Brands.

"Jay Mitchell's extensive experience in the consumer and office products businesses gives us great confidence in his ability to build on the progress we've made in Europe," Elisman continued.  "I'm pleased with the depth and breadth of our management team as we continue to strengthen our industry leadership position."

About ACCO Brands Corporation

ACCO Brands Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions.  Our widely recognized brands include AT-A-GLANCE®, Day-Timer®, Five Star®, GBC®, Hilroy®, Kensington®, Marbig, Mead®, NOBO, Quartet®, Rexel, Swingline®, Tilibra®, Wilson Jones® and many others.  We design, market and sell products in more than 100 countries around the world.  More information about ACCO Brands can be found at



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