ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE:TUP) today announced that effective September 1, 2014 Gavin D. Little will be promoted to Group President, Tupperware Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, succeeding R. Glenn Drake who has decided to retire at the end of 2014. Rick Goings commented, "We continue to focus on developing key leaders for critical roles in our organization through a strong culture of succession planning. This change is a result of these planned transitions."
Little, currently Senior Area Vice President, Central Europe and Strategy, has developed extensive knowledge of Tupperware Brands' business through interaction with all of its regions. After a comprehensive orientation in Asia, Latin America, and Europe, he became the head of Marketing and Strategy for Tupperware Brands. Since January 2014, he has been leading a portfolio of units in Europe. Little's background includes 26 years of start-up, turnaround and growth experience in many markets across Europe, Asia and North America. He has held senior marketing and general management roles with ICI Paints, Johnson & Johnson, United International Pictures, British American Tobacco (BAT), Reynolds American and Mattel Corporation, demonstrating his ability to lead in diverse industries.
Drake retires after 44 years with the Company. He has been a successful sales, business unit and portfolio leader in many regions within Tupperware Brands, including Tupperware US and Canada and Europe, Africa and the Middle East holding his current position since 2006.
Rick Goings added, "I'm extremely proud to promote Gavin to Group President. I first met Gavin almost a decade ago through my tenure on Reynolds American's Board when he was the Executive VP of Marketing and Sales covering the United States and Puerto Rico. He is a dynamic leader with a proven track record and experience building and leading global businesses. We are confident that Gavin will be able to build on the momentum of the growing units in our Europe, Africa and Middle East portfolio, while also making the necessary changes and leveraging their results in those business units in which improvement is essential. I would like to thank Glenn for his many years of service with Tupperware Brands. He has been influential in ensuring that the fundamentals of our business model have been implemented across many operating companies."
Tupperware Brands Corporation is the leading global marketer of innovative, premium products across multiple brands utilizing a relationship based selling method through an independent sales force of 2.9 million. Product brands and categories include design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand and beauty and personal care products for consumers through the Armand Dupree, Avroy Shlain, BeautiControl, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics, and Nuvo brands.
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