Reid joined Kyocera in March 2005 as national sales manager. He was
named general manager of the manufacturer of advanced ceramic knives,
kitchen tools and stationery in June 2008. Before coming to Kyocera, he
was regional merchandise manager/Western region for Lenox, Inc. Reid is
a member of IHA’s Government Affairs Committee.
Boynton joined Jura Capresso, Inc., as general manager in April 2007 and
was named president in January 2008. The company manufactures upscale
coffee equipment, including espresso/cappuccino makers, coffee grinders
and drip coffee makers. Before moving to Jura, he worked for Le Creuset
from 2002-’07, becoming president of the high-end cookware and wine
accessory manufacturer in January 2004. Previous to Le Creuset, Boynton
worked for New Ground Resources in St. Louis from 1996-2002, serving as
Four new directors have been elected to the board of the International
Housewares Association (IHA), the full-service trade association for the
The new directors are Gregory C. Cairo, president, Groupe SEB USA;
Anthony E. Kircher, president, Winix, Inc.; Erik Reid, general manager,
Kyocera Advanced Ceramics; and David Sabin, president, Kids Line. They
were elected to three-year terms that began Oct. 1 and end Sept. 30, 2014.
Also elected were new board officers:
• Chairman – Richard L. Boynton, Jr., president/CEO,
Jura Capresso, Inc.
• Vice Chairman/Chairman Elect – William Reibl,
president, Bill Reibl & Associates LLC
• Treasurer – Michael Magerman, president/CEO,
Quickie Mfg. Corp.
All officers serve one-year terms from Oct. 1, 2011, to Sept. 30, 2012.
Retiring from the board are Mark Eichhorn, president/CEO, Anchor
Hocking Co.; Barry Harper, Harper Brush Works, Inc.; and Robert L.
Trudeau, chairman, Trudeau Corporation. Reappointed for a second
three-year term was Steven Fraser, CMO, SAI Home Products, Inc.
Cairo joined Groupe SEB USA as vice president of sales in August
2006, with responsibility for cookware and small domestic appliances
for the T-fal, WearEver and Emeril brands. He was named president
in January 2010 and oversees the cookware and small domestic
appliances for the Krups, Rowenta, T-fal, WearEver, Emeril and IMUSA
USA brands. Before joining Groupe SEB USA, Cairo served as the vice
president of sales for the WearEver brand with previous companies,
first with Newell Rubbermaid from 2000-’04 and then with Global Home
Products in 2004-’06. He also serves on the board of the Cookware
Kircher has served as president of Winix since joining the manufacturer
of home environment appliances in 2004. With a background in international sales, he served as director of international market development for
Fellowes Inc. from 1993-2004 and as export manager for Watlow Electric
from 1989-’93. Kircher is a member of IHA’s Housewares Export Council
(HECNA) and served as HECNA president in 2010.
senior vice president, and from 1991-’96 for Sunbeam Corporation, serving
as president of the household products division of Sunbeam-Oster from
1994-’96. He was elected to IHA’s board in 2006 and reelected in 2009.
Reibl, who has more than 30 years of experience in the housewares industry, recently served as president/CEO of Progressive International, which
he joined in 1994 as senior vice president of marketing and sales. He was
promoted to vice president/general manager in 1996 and named president/
CEO of the marketer of kitchen tools and gadgets in 1998. Before joining