Dan Chard Becomes President and COO
Under PartyLite Brand, Home Fragrance Company to Continue Global
PLYMOUTH, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blyth, Inc., a direct-to-consumer manufacturer and distributor of home
fragrance, household products and accessories, today will name Harry
Slatkin as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors.
Blyth, Inc. was recently acquired by The Carlyle Group, a global
investment firm, in partnership with Mr. Slatkin.
Carlyle Managing Director David Stonehill said, “Nobody knows home
fragrance like Harry Slatkin. He has a strong legacy of innovation,
product development and market expansion. We are confident Blyth and its
business units PartyLite and Silver Star will thrive under Harry’s
inspired leadership. We are very excited to welcome Dan Chard, whose
operational expertise in the direct selling sector will help fuel
Slatkin is one of the world’s most successful leaders in the home
fragrance industry. As the founder and creative force behind Slatkin &
Co, the premier home fragrance brand, he has received numerous awards,
and was dubbed by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal as the
“King of Home Fragrance.” In 2005, Slatkin sold Slatkin & Co. to L
Brands’ Bath & Body Works division. At L Brands, Slatkin grew the
business to the second largest home fragrance company in the world, and
the number one home fragrance brand on QVC. In 2011, Slatkin became
Belstaff’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman and spearheaded the
plan that transformed Belstaff into a leading luxury lifestyle brand.
“Twenty three years ago I entered into the world of home fragrance where
my passion for excellence helped create the best home fragrance products
in the world,” said Slatkin. “At PartyLite, my first priority is to
expand the company’s direct salesforce and drive new product innovation.
Together we will develop and deliver premier home fragrance products and
experiences to people all over the world.”
The company also announced the appointment of Dan Chard as the new
President and COO, effective immediately. Chard joins the company from
Nu Skin, where he served as President of Global Sales and Operations.
For 15 years, Chard worked for Nu Skin, a direct seller company that
distributes premium-quality anti-aging products in the personal care and
nutritional supplements sectors. He also held the positions of Executive
Vice President of distributor success and President of Nu Skin, Europe.
“I am honored to take this role at Blyth, and excited about the
possibilities that lie ahead,” said Mr. Chard. “PartyLite has the best
independent consultants, who all have remarkable passion for the
product. I look forward to working with the entire team as we embark on
this exciting journey together.”
About Blyth, Inc.
Blyth, Inc. is a home expressions company headquartered in Plymouth,
Massachusetts. The Company designs and markets candles and accessories
for the home and also designs and markets health, wellness and beauty
products, household convenience items and personalized gifts through the
Catalog/Internet channel. Its products are sold direct to the consumer
under the PartyLite® brand and to consumers in the
catalog/Internet channel under the Miles Kimball®, Walter
Drake®, Easy Comforts®, As We Change®,
Native Remedies® and Exposures® brands. PartyLite
products are sold in 23 countries by more than 40,000 PartyLite
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