Jarden Corporation, known for its Mr. Coffee(R), Oster(R), Sunbeam(R), and VillaWare(R) brand appliances, announced that Charles R. Kaye has been appointed to the company's board of directors.
Mr. Kaye is co-president of the global private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC, where he is responsible for the management of the firm. Warburg Pincus invested $300 million in equity in connection with Jarden's recent acquisition of American Household, Inc., which closed on Jan. 24, 2005.
Since joining Warburg Pincus in 1986, Mr. Kaye has held several senior management positions. In 1994, he established Warburg Pincus' operations in, Asia, where the firm is recognized as one of the leading private equity businesses in the region.
Mr. Kaye is a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations and is also a director of the U.S.-India Business Council and the United Nations Association of the U.S.A. and a trustee of The Asia Society.
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