On 12 February, David A. Klatt Jr. officially became the new CEO of stationery giant BIC Graphic North America. Emmanuel Bruno remains president of the company.
David came to BIC with more than 30 years of consumer product experience and has served as CEO of AAMP Global, a leading Clearwater, FL-based manufacturer of consumer-focused vehicle aftermarket and OEM technology.
Previous positions which David has held include president of the writing segment, and of the speciality business segment of Newell Brands, as well as a leadership roll at Black & Decker and DeWalt, leading the Consumer Group’s transformation of its Power Tools business.
“This is an exciting time to join such a dynamic organization and industry,” said Klatt. “BIC Graphic is clearly an industry leader, rooted in operational excellence and committed to its employees.
“They have made significant investments in service, innovation and technology and are well positioned for accelerated growth. I look forward to helping drive the business forward, collaboratively bringing new energy to our culture, strategy to the organization and innovation to our customers.”
“We welcome David and continue to push BIC Graphic forward – faster,” said Bruno. “We are dedicated to making it easier to do business with us and will continue to evolve our business according to our distributors’ needs for a truly valued partner.”
“In an industry as diverse as promotional products, we are pleased to have someone on board that shares our singular vision of growth and speed,” added Camilo Horvilleur, managing director of H.I.G. Capital. “David’s proven expertise and passion for delivering customer value and organizational growth will strengthen BIC Graphic’s position as a top promotional products supplier.”