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Newell Brands, a New Jersey-based consumer goods company whose portfolio includes Rubbermaid, has named a new leader.

Ravi Saligram will serve as Newell Brand’ CEO and president, effective Oct. 2. He will also be a member of the the company’s board of directors.

“Ravi is an exceptional business leader and a proven chief executive officer with a track record of building diverse leadership teams while delivering high quality performance in complex multi-unit organizations,” says Patrick Campbell, chairman of the board of Newell Brands. “He has an impressive history of driving shareholder value during his prior CEO roles, and he has successfully executed multiple digital transformations during his career.”

Saligram comes to Newell Brands with an extensive background in consumer brands, omnichannel commerce and global operations, and a proven record of building a pipeline of talent, with a focus on diversity and inclusion. He is currently Chief Executive Officer and a director of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated. Prior to that, Saligram served as CEO of OfficeMax Incorporated.

“I am delighted to return to my roots in CPG and lead the Newell team to reestablish the organization as a premier, cutting edge consumer products company that is at the forefront of meeting evolving needs and lifestyles,” says Saligram. “I am confident that Newell, with its iconic brands and a compelling product portfolio, is ripe for building a strong growth platform that drives shareholder value through the creative intersection of design, innovation, e-commerce and efficiencies.”