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07/13/2022

KIK Consumer Products Names New CEO

Michael Sload takes the top spot at a company that now has annual sales of approximately $2 billion.
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KIK Consumer Products has named Michael Sload as the company’s chief executive officer. He succeeds Jared Knudson, who will serve as executive chairman of KIK’s board of directors. 

"Over the past few years, KIK has made exceptional progress as we have expanded our product portfolio, broadened our customer base, and significantly grown our revenues to drive profitability," said Mr. Knudson, who was named CEO in 2018. "Michael's wealth of relevant consumer products experience and demonstrated ability to drive sales growth and create value for our stakeholders make him ideally suited to lead KIK's next chapter of successful growth."

Since 2018, KIK has executed numerous organic and inorganic growth initiatives to become one of North America's largest independent consumer products marketers and manufacturers. The Company has expanded in the high-value natural pool treatment category, integrated a large portfolio of acquisitions, divested its contract manufacturing business, and is closing in on the completion of its flagship, state-of-the-art pool products facility. 

With sales of approximately $2 billion, today KIK has a global team of more than 2,500 employees, operates a portfolio of over 20 leading brands, and manufactures its products at over 20 facilities across North America.

"In recent years, KIK has successfully navigated a very dynamic environment, bringing consumers high-quality products while protecting our position with customers as a partner of choice,” said Sload. “Moving ahead, our mission will not change. I look forward to working with our entire team as we continue building a leading consumer products company."

KIK Consumer Product’s portfolio of products includes an array of items for household care, pool care and auto care. The company touts itself as the leading supplier of private label bleach.