Jacuzzi Appoints New President

Jacuzzi Logo RectangleJacuzzi Brands Corporation announced Peter Munk has been appointed president of Global Spa as part of its continued strengthening of the Jacuzzi leadership structure. In this newly-created role, Munk will focus his efforts on growing of the spa business worldwide, including sales and marketing, engineering and product development, and global operations strategy.

“The appointment of a global leader of our spa business demonstrates our continued commitment to drive growth worldwide and reflects the global opportunity we envision for this strategic business,” says Jacuzzi Brands Corp. CEO Bob Rowan. “We are committed to our ongoing investments in product innovation and reliability, and creative marketing programs to drive dealer sales and profitability. The business has seen a strong start to the 2013 season and with the appointment of Peter we are ready to bring global best practices in product, marketing and service to our dealer communities around the world.”

Munk joined Jacuzzi in April 2011 as head of the Jacuzzi European business units, where he proved his leadership skills by implementing a pan-European approach to leveraging resources across all markets. “Peter's emphasis on the growth of our European spa business has resulted in outstanding results in an extremely difficult economic environment,” Rowan says. “His strong commercial background in dealing with all types of retailers and distribution in a variety of industries, combined with his experience in product development and branded consumer products make him the ideal person to fill this critical role.”

Prior to joining Jacuzzi, Munk was president and general manager for ACCO Brands EMEA + Asia, and VP of consumer products at Black & Decker Europe. Munk started his career with Colgate Palmolive in Scandinavia after studying Business and Economics in Denmark and the U.K. He is a Danish national speaking several European languages and has worked in Denmark, Belgium, Germany and the U.K. Peter and his wife Charlotte live with their three children in Ascot, U.K. 

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