We are KIK. We are guided by these values.

Our employees are engaged and committed to deliver on their internal and external commitments.
Our customers know that they are at the center of our goal to profitably grow their categories.
Our consumers are delighted with the high quality and value they receive from our products.​

We are KIK. We are guided by these values.

Our employees are engaged and committed to deliver on their internal and external commitments.
Our customers know that they are at the center of our goal to profitably grow their categories.
Our consumers are delighted with the high quality and value they receive from our products.

Our Vision

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We strive to be the partner of choice for retailers and consumer in the categories we serve. Our employees are engaged and committed to deliver on their internal and external commitments. Our customers know that they are at the center of our goal to profitably grow their categories. Our consumers are delighted with the high quality and value they receive from our products.​

OUR PURPOSE

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We bring exceptional brands and products to consumers that help them protect the health and wellness of their families, the cleanliness of their homes and pools, and the life of their automobiles

OUR AMBITION

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We will grow to a multibillion dollar consumer products company recognized for partnering with our customers to market and sell high quality products that are produced in a cost-effective way with an integrated enterprise.​

OUR CULTURE

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We are committed to building a culture of performance driven by accountability, empowerment, collaboration, and agility that enables timely fact-based decision-making and exceptional execution with unwavering ethics. ​

OUR EMPLOYEES

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We value our employees and their contributions to our business. We strive to enhance their development and growth through assignments that allow our team to have a meaningful impact on our success.​

Leadership

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Michael Sload

Chief Executive Officer

Michael was appointed to CEO in 2022.  He joined KIK in 2019 as President of Automotive and was promoted to Group President in 2020 where he was responsible for our Household, Pool and Automotive businesses.  Prior to joining KIK, Michael spent 24 years at Colgate Palmolive in Marketing and General Management where his last assignment was leading the company’s Global Personal Care business, including leading brands such as Palmolive, Softsoap, and Irish Spring.  Earlier in his career he was responsible for the company’s business in the UK and Nordic. Additionally, Michael held leadership roles at Mastercard and Nestle Foods. He holds a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from Tuck School at Dartmouth.

Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson

Chief Financial Officer

Steve joined KIK in December 2019 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining KIK, he held positions as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Anchor Glass, Driven Brands and Remington Arms Company where he also served as a Board member. Steve began his professional career with 13 years in the audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he left as a Partner in 2003. He brings over 25 years of proven leadership experience to KIK. Steve received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Nichols College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jennifer Alfaro

Jennifer Alfaro

Chief Human Resources Officer

Jennifer joined KIK in May 2019 as Chief Human Resources Officer. After a brief sabbatical in 2021 she returned to the role in May 2022. Prior to joining KIK, Jennifer held CHRO roles at MORSCO and LMI Aerospace. She began her career in the aerospace divisions of Goodrich Corporation within Human Resources and held senior leadership roles at Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Dean Foods. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Arts from Western University with a post-graduate in Human Resources from Humber College.

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Jeff Schmitt

Chief Operating Officer

Jeff joined KIK as Chief Supply Chain Officer in April, 2019. Prior to this role, Jeff was the SVP of Global Supply Chain and R&D for the Outdoor and Recreation Division of Newell Brands. Jeff has held several executive leadership roles within Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Pitney Bowes, and Jarden Corp. He began his career as an Army Officer rising to the rank of Captain before joining the corporate workforce. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University and an MBA in operations from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Ignacio Campos

Ignacio Campos

President, Pool Division

Ignacio is the President of the KIK Pool Division, overseeing the global pool care business with leading brands including Clorox ® Pool & Spa ™ (under license), Pool Time® , Pool Essentials® , BioGuard® Natural Chemistry® , and Bayrol(Europe). Ignacio joined KIK in 2022 from Fortune Brands, where he led held several leadership roles in Strategy, Marketing and General Management, including his last role as Vice-President, Digital Transformation & Strategy. Ignacio began his career at McKinsey & Company in Spain and the U.S.. Ignacio holds degrees in Industrial Engineering and Technical systems from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and an MBA and Masters Degree in Engineering Management from Northwestern University.

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Jason Colwell

President, Auto Division

Jason is the President of the KIK Auto Division, overseeing the global auto care business with leading brands including Prestone, Holts, and Simoniz. He has extensive leadership and P&L experience with more than 20 years of general management, product management, business operations and engineering experience. Prior to joining KIK, he led various businesses in the industrial and agricultural sectors, both in the USA and Europe. Jason began his career at Ford Motor Company in V-engine engineering and holds Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois.

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Steve Olinger

President, Household Division

Steve is the President of the KIK Household Division, and responsible for overseeing KIK’s North American Private Label and Branded Household products business. Steve has been with KIK for 14 years. Prior to joining KIK, Steve spent the majority of his career with leading CPG companies including P&G, Reckitt Benkiser, The Coca-Cola Company, and Nabisco. Roles included sales leadership and direct business management at different levels within each organization.

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Isabelle Pierre

EVP, General Counsel

Isabelle is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of KIK and joined the organization in 2017. Prior to joining KIK, Isabelle was Deputy General Counsel at General Dynamics Land Systems and had responsibility of the legal affairs of its international businesses. Before that, she held various positions with leading law firms and Fortune 100 companies.

Sarah Jostworth

Sarah Jostworth

SVP, Transportation & Distribution

Sarah joined KIK in October 2021 as SVP, Transportation & Distribution. Prior to joining KIK, Sarah held senior leadership roles at Indigo Ag and Danaher Corporation where she was the Global VP, Transportation & Logistics/Strategic Transformation for the Dental Segment. Leading up to Danaher, Sarah held multiple positions in the logistics and international trade industry. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Stetson University.

AriSahakian

Ari Sahakian

SVP, Corporate Development and Strategic Projects

Ari joined KIK in 2014 and leads the Corporate Development activity, including mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining KIK, Ari was Vice President Corporate Development at a Canadian publicly listed healthcare services company, and PwC, as a Director in the Transaction Advisory group advising strategic and financial buyers on domestic and international transactions across a broad number of industries, including healthcare, technology and manufacturing. Ari is Chartered Accountant (Ontario) and Certified Public Accountant (Illinois), and holds a Masters in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo.

Timeline

(Pro forma to exclude co-manufacturing business acquisitions, which were divested in 2020)