CT-based consumer goods company Conair LLC announces new CEO

STAMFORD — Conair LLC, the maker of numerous personal-care products and home goods, announced this week that its CEO will step down from the position next week, with the Stamford-based company picking a successor who has spent many years in executive roles at other large firms.  

Ron Diamond, who has served as CEO and president since 2018 and worked for 44 years at Conair, will become vice chairman of the company’s board of directors. He will be succeeded by Kristie Juster, who served four-and-a-half years as the CEO of commercial-furnishings company Kimball International. She previously worked nearly 23 years at Newell Rubbermaid, culminating with a four-year run as CEO of the company’s Global Writing Division, whose brands include Elmer’s, Expo, Paper Mate and Sharpie.
Juster said in a prepared statement that she was “tremendously excited” to join the company and honored to follow Diamond as CEO. Both he and Leandro Rizzuto, Conair’s late founder, “built one of the world’s great companies,” she added. “Today, Conair’s many brands are household names. It is the opportunity of a lifetime to be a part of Conair’s next chapter and to work with all the talented employees who have built the company.”

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