LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 8, 2008--ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE: ABD), a world leader in select categories
of branded office products, today announced that Christopher M. Franey
will join the company as president of its Computer Products Group, which
markets products globally under the Kensington(R) brand. Franey will be an
executive officer of the company and report to Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer Robert J. Keller.
Franey most recently served as vice president, marketing and commercial
sales, for the Information Technology Division of Samsung Electronics
Americas. In this role, he was the sales and marketing leader of an
estimated $800 million business, which markets desktop monitors, laser
printers, multifunction devices, video security systems and personal
Earlier, he held positions of increasing responsibility at ViewSonic
Corporation, a leading global provider of visual display technology
products. In 2004 and 2005, he was president, Americas, where he headed
the company's largest division and had direct responsibility for sales,
marketing, finance, information technology, operations and logistics.
While at ViewSonic, he led a turnaround of the company's European
From 1987 until 1993, Franey was national sales manager for Kurta
Corporation, which marketed electronic equipment. He began his career at
Moore Corporation, serving in a number of sales and management
positions. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a
bachelor's degree in economics.
"Christopher is a seasoned executive with a deep understanding of the
global computer products industry," said Keller. "His accomplishments in
sales, marketing and general management will be an asset to us as we
continue to grow the Kensington business in a very competitive
Franey, who assumes his new responsibilities on December 11, succeeds
Boris Elisman. Elisman was named president, Americas, for ACCO Brands
Corporation in October.
The Computer Products Group is headquartered in Redwood Shores,
About ACCO Brands Corporation
ACCO Brands Corporation is a world leader in select categories of
branded office products. Its industry-leading brands include Day-Timer(R),
Swingline(R), Kensington, Quartet(R), GBC(R), Rexel, NOBO and Wilson Jones(R),
among others. Under the GBC brand, the company is also a leader in the
professional print finishing market.
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