Helen of Troy Elects New Independent Board Members
Sep 1, 2004
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Personal care appliance maker Helen of Troy announced the election of three new board members at its annual shareholder meeting held on August 31, 2004 in El Paso, TX, U.S.

Joining the board will be Timothy F. Meeker of Wilmington, James C. Swaim, and Darren G. Woody.

Timothy F. Meeker is president and principal of Meeker and Associates, a management consulting firm in the consumer products industry. Mr. Meeker served as senior vice president, Sales & Customer Development for Bristol- Myers Squibb, a consumer products and pharmaceutical company, from 1996 through 2002. From 1989 to 1996, Mr. Meeker served as vice president of Sales for Bristol-Myers' Clairol Division.

James C. Swaim is a business and financial consultant since 2003. Previously Mr. Swaim served as senior vice president and principal accounting officer for Security Capital Group Incorporated, an international real estate operating and investment management company, as well as executive vice president and CFO of Farah Incorporated, an international apparel company. He also served on the board of directors of Farah Incorporated.

Darren G. Woody is president and CEO of C.F. Jordan L.P., an international construction company, which has offices throughout the Southwest and Hawaii and has been in this capacity, since August of 2000. Previously, Mr. Woody was a partner in the law firm of Krafsur, Gordon, Mott and Woody P.C.

"These three individuals have a total of 85 years of combined business experience in the areas of marketing, finance, accounting, business organization, and law," said Gerald J. Rubin, Helen of Troy chairman, CEO, and president. "Their extensive knowledge and expertise in both the consumer products and business arenas will greatly benefit our company. We look forward to their contributions to the continued success of Helen of Troy."

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