Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B DII.A) today announced the promotion of Norman Braunstein to President of Dorel's Home Furnishings Segment.
Norman has played an increasingly important role within Dorel's Home Furnishing's segment since he joined the Company in 2003. He has served as Chief Operating Officer of Dorel Asia, Corporate Vice President of Home Furnishings and since this past spring as COO of the segment. He has brought a new focus and leadership to all of Dorel's Home Furnishings businesses.
This appointment is in line with the new senior management structure announced earlier this year to maximize the growth opportunities in each of Dorel's three segments, Juvenile, Recreational/Leisure and Home Furnishings.
"Dorel is a world player in its sectors, and is committed to becoming an even more prominent force. Our new structure allows for a strict focus on all Dorel businesses simultaneously to ensure efficient operations and to identify new opportunities. We have already started to see the benefits. Programs are being developed more rapidly and results are being realized faster. This sets the stage for a new important chapter in Dorel's evolution," stated Dorel President and CEO, Martin Schwartz.
Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B, DII.A) is a world class juvenile products and bicycle company. Established in 1962, Dorel creates style and excitement in equal measure to safety, quality and value. The Company's lifestyle leadership position is pronounced in both its Juvenile and bicycle categories with an array of trend-setting products. In the Juvenile segment, Dorel's powerfully branded products such as Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Safety 1st and B?b? Confort have shown the way to safety, originality and fashion. Similarly, its highly popular brands such as Cannondale, Schwinn, GT, Mongoose and SUGOI have made Dorel a principal player with both independent bicycle dealers and mass merchants. Dorel's Home Furnishings segment markets a wide assortment of furniture products, both domestically produced and imported. The Company exerts relentless innovation and marketing flair across all of its divisions. Dorel is a $2 billion company with forty-six hundred employees, facilities in seventeen countries, and sales worldwide.
US operations include Dorel Juvenile Group USA; the Cannondale Sports Group; Pacific Cycle; Ameriwood Industries which produces ready-to-assemble furniture; Altra Furniture; and Cosco Home & Office. In Canada, Dorel operates Dorel Distribution Canada, Dorel Home Products and SUGOI. Abroad, operations include Dorel Europe and IGC in Australia, a manufacturer and distributor of juvenile products. Dorel Asia sources and imports home furnishings products. Dorel China has eight offices which oversee the sourcing, engineering and logistics of the Company's Asian supplier chain.