CarterBaldwin Executive Search is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Lew as Vice President of Marketing and Product Management for Vitamix, the global leader in high-performance blending solutions for home and commercial use.
Dave joins Vitamix from Newell Brands, where he spent his entire 18-year career in various roles of increasing responsibility in D2C marketing. Most recently, Dave led the marketing, R&D, analytics, and channel development efforts for their $200M portfolio of beverageware as Global Vice President/Business Director for Newell Beverageware. Earlier in his career, Dave was involved in the company’s transition from an engineering-led product to a brand-centric one and was responsible for creating and launching the first online direct-to-consumer channel.
At Vitamix, Dave will provide strategic leadership and executive influence in delivering successful products, packaging, and retail presentation to the market, leveraging market intelligence to expand on the company’s existing D2C foundation.
Dave received his MBA from Emory University and his B.S. in Marketing from the University of Arizona. He is Chairman of the Board of Grip Outreach for Youth in Chicago and volunteers his time for a variety of children’s charitable causes.
Founded in 1921 and headquartered near Cleveland, Ohio, the Vitamix family of companies is privately held and family-owned and -operated. Vitamix manufactures high-performance blending equipment for home and commercial use. Millions of consumers around the world use Vitamix products to help achieve their personal health and culinary goals. The company’s commercial customer list reads like a “Who’s Who” of major restaurant chains, and gourmet chefs say their Vitamix machines are as important to them as their knives. The company developed the first true commercial blender in the early 1990s, which ignited the smoothie movement, and has been named the Best in Class Overall beverage blender for nine consecutive years by readers of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine and continues to win awards for its products, culture, and user experience. For more information, please visit www.vitamix.com.